Picking the Perfect Christmas Nutcracker

There’s no finer or more striking holiday decoration than a Christmas nutcracker. Set next to candles on a shelf, some ginger bread and candy canes on a table or beneath an ornamented tree, one of these beautifully crafted, hand painted wooden statuettes is the perfect complement to any household’s décor.

Ulbricht Blue and Red King Nutcracker
Whether it’s a classic, soldierly figurine with a distinguished blue jacket, sharp red pants and a dignified crown made by Ulbricht or another fabulous design, Christmas nutcrackers capture the magic of a special time of year, in part by evoking of the wonderful ballet and Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.

With “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” playing in your halls, a nutcracker ornament will transport little boys and girls to a fantastic world of princes, adventure and mouse kings, while it reminds moms and dads of happy holidays from their childhood.

There’s a whole range of popular nutcrackers for Christmas, from traditional designs that resemble those carved in Renaissance Europe to Wizard of Oz nutcrackers, to frosty the snowman nutcrackers and many more. If you want a figurine in the likeness of a favorite Disney character, a Santa, or movie star or a president, you’ll be able to find it.

Nutcrackers have been bringing joy to people in households dating back at least to the 15th century. The festive figurines inspired the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music, which didn’t become truly successful until the 20th century, but have since become an integral part of the holiday season.

Nutcrackers exploded in popularity around the world, and now it’s rare to find a house that celebrates Christmas without one of these remarkable statuettes. Several designs have become collector’s items, but more importantly they’ve become a great way to usher in tidings of good cheer.

So browse this fantastic collection of grand, tiny, stylized and classic nutcrackers, have a wonderful Christmas and remember to keep a watch out for the mouse king. You can be sure any of these princely nutcrackers will.