News: Let's Go Crackers

Gold crackers

In a bid to keep Britain cheery and share the love of laughter this Christmas, UKTV channel Gold has launched a national competition to find the perfect Christmas cracker joke. Gold is offering a £5000 prize  and a chance for the winner to feel like a member of the royal family and have their very own personalised Christmas crackers made. 

The competition was inspired by a Gold poll of 1,756 Brits which revealed that nearly seven in ten (70%) of us groan rather than giggle at Christmas cracker jokes and (72%) said they felt that the jokes were sorely in need of a 21st Century makeover. 

Gold’s mission is to ensure that this Christmas is full of laughter and is inviting wordsmiths, wits and gag writers to submit new, original and funny seasonal jokes via Twitter and within 140 characters.


Open to all aged above 18, the jokes must be suitable for a family audience and must be original content. To enter please:

  • Follow @GoldTVChannel
  • The joke must be Christmas themed and include the hashtag  #GoldCrackers
  • The joke must not be more than 140 characters including the hashtag 
  • Multiple entries will be allowed
  • Must be original content

For further information on the terms and conditions please visit the Gold website. The competition opens this Monday 30th September 00:01, 2013 and will close on the 21st October 23:59, 2013. 

The best new seasonal jokes as voted for by a comedy panel led by, erm, me, will be put to the national vote – with the top ten best new jokes being announced in December.  

The entrants who supply the top 6 jokes will get their own set of crackers featuring the top six jokes. The winner of the joke judged to be the funniest will have £5000 to spend on making this an unforgettable Christmas. The 9 runners-up will receive a prize of £150. 


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