26 September 2009

A Nutcracker for All Seasons ~

It seems to me that not that long ago the Nutcracker had a rather magical aura to it ~ a wooden soldier who warded off evil and was transformed into a prince (Nutcracker Ballet). But now I see that nutcrackers have themes as common as bobble heads - skeletons, rock stars, devils, witches, and wizards. And this photo is just the top shelf in this store display! I also saw scarecrows, pilgrims, football players, and many others. Goodbye, tradition, hello mass market.

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