Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
10 Jan 2022
7:40 am

No Christmas crackers? Don’t mess with tradition…

Jennie Ridyard

'I’d already messed with tradition at least once this Christmas, because we sat down to the traditional feast of turkey and Brussels sprouts without Christmas crackers', writes Jennie Ridyard.

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Is your Christmas tree down yet? Because it should be. I took down our tree on January the sixth because that’s when you should. It's tradition. It’s the lore. Or law. Sure, it was a random Thursday and I had things to do, and the far more convenient weekend was only two days away, but who am I to challenge tradition? I’d already messed with tradition at least once this Christmas, because we sat down to the traditional feast of turkey and Brussels sprouts without – brace yourself – Christmas crackers. It wasn’t through a lack of trying. The thing...