A box of eight traditional Christmas crackers with a musical twist!
Each cracker contains a little chime bar along with the standard hat and joke. Once everyone has cracked theirs open (and finished groaning at the jokes) it's time to start playing some yuletide songs.
Pass the numbered badges to each corresponding chime player, hand the included baton to your nominated conductor, and watch your Christmas party descend into helpless laughter.
Following the easy sheet music supplied, the conductor simply points at the player with the corresponding badge number to signal that they should bong their chime. The result: delicate dulcet tunes... or complete chaos!
You can also download and print the Chamberlain Music special Harmony Challenge
, suitable for all musical crackers. Make your own orchestra by combining whistles, bells, and chimes!
If there are fewer than 8 people round the table, assign multiple bars to the more experienced percussionists and watch them struggle to remember which one they're supposed to dong when!
Top tip: Relive the excitement of a supermarket customer service announcement by bonging 3 random chimes before saying something incomprehensible while holding your nose.
to download some free sheet music for your cracker instruments!