We awoke to snow falling and it continued to fall in this dance which was magical.Uncle Drosselmeir is atop the clock casting shadows that frighten poor Maria (or Clara) as I remember from seeing this as a child. The Christmas tree that grows is also a magic moment.
My favorite scene are these elegant children at the "party scene", making merry mischief.
A dear friend has two sons that are dancing and we were able to see them on stage. It is a tremendous feat to make the cast of the Nutcracker as well as perform many shows a during the month of December. I commend the parents who dedicate themselves to providing such and enriching cultural experience in any of the arts.
What are some performances that make your holidays merry and bright?