The Nutcracker Ballet
Author: Vladimir Vagin
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Christmas, Dolls, Toys, Puppets, Winter Themes, Magic and Supernatural, Ballet
One Christmas Eve in nineteenth-century Europe, young Clara's eccentric godfather giveas her a beautiful wooden nutcracker. As midnight strikes, the wooden toy transforms into a handsome prince, and Christmas quickly becomes even more magical. The prince takes Clara on a romantic overnight adventure into a dream world of delicacies called the Land of Sweets. Clara's adventure ends as she wakes up snuggly tucked in her bed. As she embraces her nutcracker, she realizes that the best part of Christmas is the magic it brings.