Now that we’re fully into December (how did that happen?), the holiday specials on television are in full swing. It becomes sport, in our family, to figure out how many times one can work “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” into a casual conversation. So yes, I’m a sucker for the classics, but that doesn’t mean I’m not open to a new show or two.
My kids have already set the DVR to record The Wonder Pets Save the Nutcracker!, each of them claiming it was the other one who really wants to see it. The episode premieres next Monday night (December 8th) at 8:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon. Check out the description:
In “Save the Nutcracker!,” directed by Emmy-Award winner Jennifer Oxley, it’s Christmas Eve and a Mouse King emerges from a picture book and steals the Wonder Pets’ Nutcracker from the classroom. Linny the Guinea Pig, Turtle Tuck and Ming-Ming Duckling pursue the Mouse King into the book, dancing through a wintery wonderland filled with sugar plum fairies and sweet treats to the music of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet. The trio persuades the Mouse King to give back the Nutcracker and be happy with what he already has in his kingdom. The Wonder Pets travel back to the classroom and on Christmas morning, they crack open their nut which magically decorates the classroom and brings the Nutcracker to life.
That actually sounds a lot more fun than the year I took my daughter to see the Nutcracker ballet and she fell asleep. (She was only four, but still.)