In a lesson just before Christmas, the pupils of classes 5b and 7b were introduced to a rather silly but very English tradition: Christmas Crackers. We made our own crackers and then pulled them.
What is a Christmas Cracker? It looks like a small round present and consists of four important ingredients: a small explosive cracker, a paper crown (to be worn at table), a small present and a joke. It’s a running gag that the jokes are old and really rather “unfunny”:
Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting? Because they always drop their needles.
What does Santa suffer from when he gets stuck in a chimney? – Claustrophobia!
But there are also political jokes, and there is even a competition for the best joke of the year. One of this year’s winning jokes shows that the British never lose their sense of humour, even as they mourn the loss of their Queen.
How did King Charles III sign his Christmas cards to his family? The artist formerly known as Prince.
And of course there’s a little BANG when you pull your cracker
Merry Christmas to you all from classes 5b and 7b and their English teacher Mrs. Bleifuß