Christmas cracker

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Christmas cracker
Christmas cracker.png
Released25 December 2001
Quest itemNo
ExamineI need to pull this.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.2 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange47,261 coins (info)
Buy limit50
Daily volume2,692
Advanced data
Item ID962
Christmas cracker detail.png

Christmas crackers are a tradeable holiday items that can be obtained by completing one of the Christmas holiday events that occur once per year. Previously, they were obtained by using the clues given by Jagex through various means (forums, Twitter, etc) and giving a specific set of items to an NPC. This event started on 1 September 2013 and lasted until 7 September, with one clue being shown every day. Players could only receive a Christmas cracker for the clue given that day. If a player participated for all 7 days, they would have gotten 7 crackers. If a player tried to do a clue from a previous day, the specified NPC would not accept the items.

A player pulling a Christmas cracker.

Crackers can be pulled by using them on another player. It's important to note that the owner of the cracker is not guaranteed to be the one to obtain the items. If an Iron Man attempts to open a cracker it will display the message "You are an Iron Man. You stand alone."

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Held within the cracker is a partyhat and one other item or a stack of items, such as some coins, runes, or weapons. To open it, it must be used with another player. Upon opening, the player who had the cracker and the player it was used on each have a 50/50 chance to receive a randomly coloured partyhat, while the other player gets the other item.

Partyhats[edit | edit source]

The average profit in GE terms for pulling a Christmas cracker is −43,379 based on Grand Exchange prices.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Red partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops Red partyhat with rarity 32/128 in quantity 1Red partyhat132/128[1]2,9820
Yellow partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops Yellow partyhat with rarity 28/128 in quantity 1Yellow partyhat128/128[1]3,0720
White partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops White partyhat with rarity 23/128 in quantity 1White partyhat123/128[1]3,1730
Green partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops Green partyhat with rarity 20/128 in quantity 1Green partyhat120/128[1]3,1920
Blue partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops Blue partyhat with rarity 15/128 in quantity 1Blue partyhat115/128[1]8,2950
Purple partyhat.png: Christmas cracker drops Purple partyhat with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Purple partyhat110/128[1]5,4260

Other[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 1,337 cracker pulls from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chocolate bar.png: Christmas cracker drops Chocolate bar with rarity 24/128 in quantity 1Chocolate bar124/128206
Silver bar.png: Christmas cracker drops Silver bar with rarity 17/128 in quantity 1Silver bar117/12811590
Spinach roll.png: Christmas cracker drops Spinach roll with rarity 16/128 in quantity 1Spinach roll116/1281450
Iron ore.png: Christmas cracker drops Iron ore with rarity 15/128 in quantity 5 (noted)Iron ore(noted)15/12859550
Chocolate cake.png: Christmas cracker drops Chocolate cake with rarity 15/128 in quantity 1Chocolate cake115/12821642
Holy symbol.png: Christmas cracker drops Holy symbol with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1Holy symbol111/128320180
Silk.png: Christmas cracker drops Silk with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1Silk111/1283118
Gold ring.png: Christmas cracker drops Gold ring with rarity 9/128 in quantity 1Gold ring19/128146210
Black dagger.png: Christmas cracker drops Black dagger with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Black dagger15/128287144
Law rune.png: Christmas cracker drops Law rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Law rune15/128141144

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 January –
27 June 2005

The item's examine was changed from "I need to pull this"[sic] to "I need to pull this."

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Christmas cracker detail (beta).png
Christmas cracker detail.png
Christmas cracker (beta).png
Christmas cracker.png
RuneScape 2
29 March 2004 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Christmas crackers are infamous in RuneScape history, dating back to RuneScape Classic when they were first introduced to the game during the 2001 Christmas Event. Due to the fact this was the only time a supply of them was added to the game, they quickly became rare items worth hundreds of thousands to millions of gold in the years to come. While Christmas crackers varied wildly in perceived value, raising or dropping by millions of gold in just a few days' time, they typically went for substantially more than any individual partyhat in RuneScape 2 due to being rare items in and of themselves and also having the possibility of containing one of the more desired hats.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 October 2016. (Archived from the original on 15 May 2017.) Mod Ash: "Out of 128: 32 red, 28 yellow, 23 white, 20 green, 15 blue, 10 purple"
  2. ^ Omustardo. "1337 Christmas Crackers Opened / Phat Rarity Rates." YouTube video. 30 Jun 2012.