It's all about Kris Kringle. Presents in shoes. Somehow shoes are more magical than trees. I like the idea of the American version of Kris Kringle -- it's not just oranges and chocolates but like BIG presents shoved into little shoes. Something fun, and silly, about a big box stuck on its corner into a tennis shoe.
It's the late 80s. Our family of two adults and two young children go to see the Nutcracker at the Fox Theater. I was so pooped from doing all of the Christmas stuff that very shortly into the performance I fell asleep in my seat. (Probably the best thing to do at the Nutcracker) I remember the theater was lovely, the children were fun and excited and I was wearing a hot pink blouse and a green taffeta skirt...? oh yeah late 80s.
I kind of want to set up a really charming and generic christmas scene (tree, decor, baked goods, presents, etc.) and then destroy it with a potato gun or light saber or ninjas.I also really like the shoe thing too.