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A World of Nutcrackers

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Pierre the French Nobleman

country:

France

story:

Born into the royal court, Pierre regularly attended masquerades. But after all of Marie Antoinette's party guests had imbibed in wine, Pierre would sneak into the kitchen to fill burlap sacks with bread and layers of the Queen's precious cakes. Early the next morning and disguised as a simple palace messenger, Pierre rode to rural townships dropping food at the doorsteps of starving peasant farmers. Pierre's mask symbolizes both his social stature and clever disguise!

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Alfred the English Butler

country:

England

story:

Stern yet fair, Alfred the Butler once presided over a northern English castle and its upstairs-and-downstairs inhabitants. Every year, Alfred feigned illness so the castle staff could enjoy a day at the Christmas Fair unabashed, without being under the watchful eye of the exacting yet compassionate butler.

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Kekoa the Hawaiian Dancer

country:

USA (Hawaii)

story:

Celebrate Christmas in true aloha spirit with Kekoa, the Hawaiian Dancer. Kekoa lived and breathed the hula, which he considered the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. Despite being a devout Christian, Kekoa defied the missionary ban on hula dancing and continued to teach the younger generations the art of hula. Mele Kalikimaka!

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Leoti the Native American Princess

country:

USA

story:

Refusing to marry a man she did not love on the eve of December 24, Leoti, left Osage Nation and her esteemed pedigree to pursue her first love: dance. She stayed unmarried for the rest of her life, and celebrated her freedom and love of dance by offering free ballet classes to children in her second city of Chicago throughout the month of December.

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Samuel the American Gold Miner

country:

USA

story:

Don't let his raven beard and surly demeanor fool you. There's a softy underneath all that gold dust and hair. Legend has it that Samuel used his pickaxe to carve wooden toys throughout the Christmas holidays for little boys and girls during the California Gold Rush. He may not have said much, but he made the holidays merry and bright for many miners' children.

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Vicente the Mariachi

country:

Mexico

story:

Christmas season in Mexico lasts from December 12 to January 6, the last day being the Feast of the Three Kings. Vicente, known as one of the most timid yet talented musicians in Mexico, was said to play his vihuela straight through from the start of Christmas to the Three Kings Feast, pausing only to eat and answer the call of nature.

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Ronan the Irish Fisherman

country:

Ireland

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A fisherman by trade, Ronan was also gifted in the kitchen and was renowned for making the best country fudge in all of Ireland. On the night before Christmas, as the men went to church services, Ronan would stay behind with the women of his township preparing delectable pieces of fudge coated in milk chocolate for the children to enjoy on Christmas Day.

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Babbo Natale

country:

Italy

story:

Inspired by Christmas tradition in Italy, our handcrafted nutcracker and ornament pair features Babbo Natale, the Italian Santa Claus, and a kindly old woman named Befana. According to folklore, the Three Wise Men invited Befana on their journey, but she declined, stating she had too much housework. After a change of heart, she went searching for Jesus but was unable to find him, and now leaves gifts and sweets in the homes of young children.

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Dieter the German Sausage Maker

country:

Germany

story:

Renowned for making the best Knackwurst (short and stubby beef sausages flavored with garlic) in his Alpine town, Dieter is beloved by people of all ages because of his delicious sausages and special Christmas surprise. Every year, one person brings home a sausage that reveals red and green swirls when cut to pieces. Dieter's gift to the lucky person is a year's sausage supply for free!

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Cleopatra the last Pharaoh

country:

Egypt

story:

Although the life of Cleopatra is shrouded in mystery and political cunning, one thing about her is certain: She was quite the linguist! Fluent in Egyptian, Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, Ethiopian, Median, and Persian, Cleopatra brought civilizations to their knees not just with her beauty, but with her intelligence, too. Gift this chubby nutcracker to the special person in your life who can say "Happy Holidays!" in more than two languages!

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Nobu the Waving Cat

country:

Japan

story:

With his upright paw and friendly smile, Nobu the Waving Cat is believed to bring good luck and fortune to all those he meets, but only if you can touch his waving paw. A trickster at heart, Nobu shares his 'magic' with the nimble and swift. He also only bestows you with fortune if you've been nice, not naughty. Catch his paw if you can, and be nice while you're at it.

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Tepau the Mayan Warrior

country:

El Salvador

story:

Mayan folklore tells the tale of a warrior who was as comfortable on the battlefield as he was in the natural world. Tepau, a warrior and arborist, loved making his own weapons and crafts, too. He marked and gave thanks for each passing year by placing found objects on the branches of a White Sapote tree.

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Marisol the Salsa Dancer

country:

Cuba

story:

Christmas was restored as a national holiday in Cuba after the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1997. It is said that a young Marisol, a salsa, mambo and danzón dancer, was so happy to finally celebrate the holiday out in the open that she danced the salsa with a group of fellow performers and musicians every day until the Feast of the Three Kings, gaining the admiration of her countrymen and even El Jefe himself.

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Kingston the Jamaican Drummer

country:

Jamaica

story:

This Rastafarian celebrated Christmas by playing a medley of his favorite carols for the people he loved. Kingston, a true momma's boy, also buoyed the spirits of the local Rasta Claus and his kitchen helpers with his uptempo beats and by helping make Jamaican Christmas cake and potato pudding. A joyful irie Christmas to you!

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