Sunday, December 1, 2013
Nutcracker Advent Day 1
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is that it's the time of Nutcrackers. I don't know how many of my readers know this, but I love those ugly wooden fellows. In fact, it's been my dream to have one come to life, defeat the mouse king, and marry me, ever since I was old enough to understand the concept of marriage. To make sure that this is possible, I have a large collection of nutcrackers.
Another thing I really love about Christmas are advents, counting down to Christmas. So I'm going to do one with my nutcrackers. Last night I set up my six-inch tree and this morning I pulled out my camera and took a picture of the tree and each one of the nutcrackers.
The nutcracker pictured here was my first one. When I found out that they actually sold them in stores, I wanted one. In fact, it was all I wanted for Christmas.
Problem was ... that year, no one was selling them. Cue the classic Christmas Movie where the parents ran crazy all over town to get their kid that One Special Present.
They never did find a traditional wooden nutcracker, but they did find a plastic one covered in cloth that danced when you turned him on. Although, the music he dances to is not part of the ballet. I didn't care. He was a nutcracker, and he went on my shelf and looked pretty.
However, the plastic he was made of was apparently cheap,because while he still plays music, the only part of him that dances is one arm. His hips and other arm are broken.
But that doesn't matter. He was still my first nutcracker and he still holds a special place in my heart.