The Story of The Nutcracker

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After an evening of holiday cheer, the Tannenbaum family children are awakened at the stroke of midnight and led on a magical journey—the Christmas tree begins to grow, furniture moves by itself and a comical team of rats and mice battle an army of toy soldiers for Clara’s new present: a nutcracker doll. The children find solace in a Snow Queen who whisks them away to a land of toys and sweets. The children awake the next morning wondering if their incredible journey was all a dream or a magical treat that they will not soon forget.