Here it is Christmas Eve day already. If you're lucky enough to have a free block of time and want to do something festive why not check out a performance of The Nutcraker? Searching for this lovely photo, I found just about every city, college, community theatre, ballet school and company on the planet has a production. It's become as much a Christmas tradition worldwide as eggnog and Santa Claus. This scene above is from the Boulder Ballet's version; the corps de ballet always reminds me ballet is one place all those tulle ballgowns we associate with bridal originated.