Christmas Traditions: The Nutcracker Ballet

Every year, I take my daughter to see the Nutcracker. (I took my youngest son once, but he loudly complained that there was too much dancing.)

We go to a matinee in the city and eat lunch at a fancy hotel before we go. We dress for the occasion. This year, I’m thinking of wearing my tulle skirt because if the ballerinas can wear it, then so can I.

I love the National Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker because the Sugar Plum Fairy comes out of a giant Fabergé egg! I love Fabergé, so this is just about the best thing ever.


If you cannot get your ballet fix live, Hallmark’s A Nutcracker Christmas is cute. It’s highly implausible, but that’s part of its charm.


Do you have any holiday traditions you look forward to year after year?

Love to hear from you!