and a British Christmas tradition that, until now, I only knew from Harry Potter: Christmas crackers!
For those of you who have never encountered Christmas crackers, here's the deal: two people each hold one end of this paper device and pull. As it comes apart, it makes a loud "cracking" sound, and goodies fly out! Huzzah! According to my RA, you usually get some kind of toy and a hat. Here's what I got:
You can see that I am wearing a very stylish paper crown. I also got a toy dinosaur and a piece of paper with a joke on it.
DE-lightful. By the way, did you know that in pre-historic times, there were forests of giant pies?
Well, that's all for this post. But fear not! I have plenty more Edinburgh Christmas festivities to tell you about when I return to the States. So stay tuned!