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 wooden 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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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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Christmas Cracker Orchestra
Very clever idea! Fun for the grandparents, grandchildren, and all ages in between!
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!
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!
(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.
A good Christmas Party game.
When you pull them apart, they don't pop. You have to dig out the hat, whistle and number. However, it does do the job of adding some liveliness to a gathering. It is worthwhile.
By kerry lee
from santa, id
it is refreshing to see an item that truly brings out the holiday spirit in all of us. the family had a great time with these crackers. must have spent the better part of 2 hours playing those little instruments and just laughing every time we messed up. who would of thought. great item.
fabulous fun for the family
By T's mom
from Spring Texas
Everyone from grandchildren to grandparents were up tooting their horns and directing songs-had a great time-fabulous end to Christmas dinner.
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