Traditionally people pop open crackers on Christmas, but we crack them on New Year's Eve. Christmas crackers have been around since 1845 - more on their history here.
This year Aaron found the coolestl crackers for us this year. Each one had the traditional paper crown and bad joke, and also a packet of balloons for making balloon animals. The box came with a balloon pump and how to instructions.
We were making balloon animal all night and the rest of the holiday!