Friday, December 13, 2013

The Nutcracker



When I was little, I watched "The Nutcracker" all the time, not just during the Christmas season. We had the Baryshnikov version from 1977 on VHS tape, taped straight off the television, and I adored it, despite Baryshinikov's tights (found those a little alarming), because of the music and ballerinas and all the beautiful dancing. I especially loved the party scene, and after watching the ballet, I remember sitting under a table creating long lists with my dolls of all the things we needed to make our giant Christmas party just right. I guess I did grow up to be a bit of a party thrower, but I've never done anything as elaborate as I imagined when I was sitting under that table with thoughts of the Sugarplum Fairy dancing through my head. Even our wedding was pretty low-key. I guess there's still time, isn't there? I'll put that on my life list: Throw a ridiculous, extravagant holiday party complete with signature drinks and fancy outfits. Maybe I'll make Robert dress up as the Nutcracker Prince! No tights though. We'll definitely skip the tights.

6 comments:

Winter Moon said...

ha ha - I'd love to see Robert dressed as the Nutcracker Prince :)

Jane said...

i love the nutcracker. lol to baryshnikov's tights! i remember i was so shocked when i saw him on sex and the city!

Sonya Mann said...

Nah, you should definitely include the tights =P

PinkCheetahVintage said...

lolzzz about the tights!
I saw The Nutcracker when I was young at the Fox Theatre in ATL performed by the Russian Ballet and it was amazing experience. Magical.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

An extravagant holiday party would be a lot of fun :)

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

What?!! Yes to the tights!!