We all face it every year. Turning around to see an eager-faced family member poke the other end of a cracker in your direction. You look at them as if to say no, never, go away and yet your hand extends to receive the gesture. This is the gamble. You either face major disappointment in the fact that you are a loser or you win with short term happiness, a joke you've heard a hundred times before, a paper hat that doesn't fit and rips within seconds and a useless gadget you have no time or place for (i.e. the tiniest playing cards in the land or that little plastic red fish that bends in your hand).