After dinner entertainment traditionally begins with the Royal Christmas message. Watching the Queen’s Speech is as much of a tradition as putting up your Christmas tree, or tucking into your Christmas dinner and then falling asleep on the sofa after a little overindulgence. The tradition began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V, and is now delivered by Queen Elizabeth II and has been televised since 1957.
They may be famous for their bad jokes, but do you know the history of the Christmas cracker?
A traditional favourite in the UK, Christmas Crackers were first created by Tom Smith in 1845. He was a sweet maker, inspired by the idea of adapting his French bon-bons to open with a crack when their decorative wrappers were pulled in half. His business was further expanded by his family, introducing hats which were thought to symbolise crowns worn by the Three Wise Men.
A range of themed crackers soon grew and to this day the British Royal Family still have special crackers made for them!
Christmas Delivered to You
Enjoy a convenient and stress-free festive season with our Christmas ready meals which are delivered for FREE by our local friendly drivers.
Simply order online or by phone or browse our Christmas range here.
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From all of the Wiltshire Farm Foods family, we hope you have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.