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Christmas Crackers for Xmas meal?

My SO is British, and Xmas crackers are a critical component of the traditional feast. Yes, it's not a food item technically, but it is so integral to the festivities (well, in the UK at least), that hopefully it's OK for this board.

Last year I was able to get them from the Waltham Costco, but alas, not this year. Yes, we could go to the British Shop on Rt 1, but that's a trek for us (we're in Brookline). Any suggestions for a closer source? TIA.

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  1. I saw them last week at the Saugus Christmas Tree Shop, which is obviously not convenient for you unless you are on a Karl's Sausage Kitchen field trip (they are almost across Rte 1 from each other) but you could try calling a more convenient branch to see if they have them too.

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    Karl's Sausage Kitchen
    142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

      1. Cardullo's in Harvard Square definitely has them.

        I haven't seen them there, but you might want to give Party Favors a call.

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        Party Favors
        1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

        1. Williams Sonoma usually has them.

          1. Just saw them at the Christmas Tree Shop in Somerville.

            1. I saw boxes and boxes of Christmas crackers at the TJ Maxx in Downtown Crossing about ten days ago. (Have not noticed any at the one on Harvard Street/Avenue, which I've visited twice in the same period of time, but I wasn't really looking either.)

              1. TJ Maxx and Marshall's usually have them.

                1. Definitely saw them at the Dedham Costco this weekend, big fancy ones in (I think it was) a 12-pack. They were in the section where holiday food gifts were, in the back near the produce and bakery area.

                  1. Second TJ and Marshall's. Why pay Cardullo's or Williams Sonoma prices?

                    1. Thanks everyone for the ideas! My husband dropped in on the Harvard St./Allston TJ Maxx today and found some very nice ones (can't remember the brand, apparently quite high-end). We never would have thought of looking there! But they were the last ones...