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The Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition
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The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for many families. The Nutcracker is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although the stage performance differs from the original story, the basic plot remains the same. The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl named Clara who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a battle against a Mouse King.

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