The other day we were playing a Christmas Trivia game & the question came up: What did the Nutcracker turn into after he killed the mouse king? And Zach, my 20 year old Nature boy knew the answer. He got teased for knowing The Nutcracker trivia, and I said you know why he knows that? Because when he was younger, his little sisters favorite movie was none other than . . .
Barbie in The Nutcracker! And so this entire family, including their big brothers watched it over & over & over again!
And I must say it is done really well. It really is a good movie! Even the pre-teen boys liked it back in the day! (And obviously still remember it to this day!)
There were other Barbie movies to follow, The Princess and The Pauper among them, and they all were really good. Now the newer Barbie movies with Fairies & Mermaids, I don't know about, since my girls are older now. But we have several Barbie movies that are really good!
After seeing how much my girls loved Barbie in The Nutcracker, I took them to see the actual Ballet. We went to a performance done for Toys for Tots & admission was a donation new toy. It was so good! We all loved it.
That year, after seeing the Ballet, Santa left Nutcrackers in the kids' stockings. :) A friend gave my Boys some really cool Nutcrackers one year, Zach's is playing a Guitar & Kyle's is a Pirate Nutcracker! :) You will enjoy this Movie. And the Ballet, if you ever get the chance to go, do. Oh, and here's a hint at the answer of the trivia question that sparked this Blog post . . .