Days of Christmas

On the 10th day of Christmas…

The Ballet This time of year is known for many seasonal productions: musicals, plays, music concerts, and, my personal favorite, the ballet. Ballets do occur all throughout the year. However, one ballet in particular is a staple in this holiday season: The Nutcracker. Even people who have never actually seen The Nutcracker live in a grand… Continue reading On the 10th day of Christmas…

Days of Christmas

On the 4th day of Christmas…

Christmas is the time of year when an excessive number of decorations are completely acceptable. There's the tree. There's the lights. There's the garland, the ribbon, the shiny stuff, the manger, and everything else. Yet, one thing that was always a staple in my house were nutcrackers. Nutcrackers were originally designed in Germany as a… Continue reading On the 4th day of Christmas…