A cracker is as much a part of Christmas Day as roast turkey or presents, but one woman was shocked to find a rude, hand-written note inside.
Chrissie Blackmore, 38, was shocked when her daughter pulled the cracker and found 'Fark you mathar' written on a miniature calendar inside - as you can imagine.
It's a pretty big change from the stock-standard Christmas cracker joke, cheap paper hat and a general knowledge question, isn't it? Fortunately, Chrissie and her family managed to see the funny side.
'Fark you mathar' isn't exactly your usual Christmas sentiment. Credit: PA
Asda has now apologised for the bizarre message, with a spokesperson saying the store will now investigate how it could have happened.
The mother-of-four said: "My 13-year-old daughter Isabella was the one who opened the cracker up. She immediately saw the message and said: 'Oh my God.'
Chrissie's 13-year-old daughter found the note. Credit: Wales News Service
"She showed me and my husband Steve the back of the calendar and we saw what it said. I said, 'What the heck?' I was in disbelief.
"We were surprised but we all had a good laugh out of it and saw it as a bit of fun.
"We said it was probably a naughty elf, or someone having a bad day at the Christmas cracker factory.
The cracker contained a mini calendar, which the message was written on. Credit: Wales News Service
"I posted it on Asda's Facebook page so others could have a laugh too, but I don't think anyone should get in trouble for it."
Fair play to her for not wanting anyone to get into trouble for it. If it was my mum I think she'd be straight down to head office.
Chrissie bought the £3.50 ($4.70) Asda own-brand crackers from the Coryton store, and has since had an apology from Asda.
A spokeswoman for Asda said: "We're sorry to hear about this unusual, isolated incident amongst the 1.1 million crackers we sold this Christmas.
"To help us get to investigate it quickly, we'd ask Ms Blackmore to contact us directly so that we can arrange to get the necessary details from the packaging."
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