By Chris Wright
The theory is that Christmas cracker jokes are deliberately groan-inducing so as to unite the room against the joke, so to speak – if the joke is good and you tell it and it doesn’t get a laugh, it’s your problem. If the joke’s bad and it doesn’t get a laugh, then it’s the joke that’s rubbish, etc.
However, that doesn’t disguise the fact that cracker jokes are still shite, with the Everton players finding this out to their cost while filming a segment for their Youtube advent calendar.
Except Leon Osman, of course. He was in his element…