This is the box of eight Christmas crackers that each pop open to reveal one of eight plastic whistles tuned to individual notes for playing along to a traditional holiday song as an ensemble. Renowned as an English Christmas tradition since their invention in 1847, each cracker makes a safe, festive “pop” when pulled apart at either end by two celebrants, revealing one of the whistles, including other traditional items such as a paper hat, joke, and trivia question. Each whistle comes with a numbered card that corresponds to a numbered, sequenced part to be “tooted” along with one of 21 Christmas carols, including favorites such as Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, and Deck The Halls. Includes a plastic baton for directing the impromptu octet to reverent music-making or to cacophonic, delightful chaos. Boxed set 13 1/2" L x 10" W x 1 3/4" H. (12 oz.)
“I loved this addition to our Christmas Eve table. Everyone, 12-90 years old was able to participate.” - F.A., New Mexico
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Havelock, NC
We had great fun with these after Christmas meal! We've "popped" crackers after our Christmas meal for a number of years, but mixing in the orchestra crackers this year added a new level of entertainment. The whistles were sturdy and surprisingly tuned well enough that the audience actually knew what the songs were. The crowns have musical notes printed on them vs. being the usual plain colors, a nice touch lending immediate credence to orchestra members. :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Gift - Different from others
from San Mateo, CA
Sent as a gift....Unique Cracker; not like the boring original ones, which were pretty, but the same year after year. It'll be fun for everyone, young and old.
The best family fun ever
from Chicago, IL
This is fun for the entire family -- all ages! We have never laughed so much or had such fun making music together!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Christmas Cracker Orchestra
Very clever idea! Fun for the grandparents, grandchildren, and all ages in between!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
What a Fun Experience
My family used this product to help us to celebrate Christmas! It was so much fun and we laughed so hard! Everyone, from age 3 to age 80, was able to have fun with this product!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Solana Beach
These are great crackers and arrived just in time for Christmas. They are good quality and the musical aspect gave a great twist. Thanks!
Wonderful product and great fun!
Our family group of 15, ages ranging from 4-66, had so much fun at Christmas with the musical crackers.
Kids, grandkids and Grandparents enjoyed the fun. All notes were present and worked really well. We will do this again next year!. The Grand kids even went on to make up their own music with other songs. Really nice group activity!
from Walton, ny
A lot of fun when family was here
An experiment that failed
By Silly Leo
from Victor NY
This is not about the product! It's fine and seemed like a good gift. However,it exceeded the capacity of the recipients to relax and be silly.
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