As I get further down the list, it becomes quite obvious to me that I am not Catholic. I really have no idea what the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit are. I can think of several blessings that God's Holy Spirit brings... way more than nine.
So instead, I'm going to take those dancing ladies more literally.
A Christmas Tradition
If you've never heard of the Nutcracker... I'm not sure what rock you've been living under. But let me recap for Memory Lane's sake:
Written by one of my favorite composers, the ballet tells of a girl named Claire (or Clara depending on the version) who recieves a magical gift on Christmas. More than a wooden figure, her little Nutcracker takes her on a fantastic adventure where flowers dance, and fairies twirl. But when the Rat King tries to ruin the fun, Claire's faithful Nutcracker Prince comes to the rescue.
The Christmas story has become a theatrical tradition, but I haven't seen it in years. No matter how long it's been though, Tchaikovsky's music is immediately recognizable.
What do you think of the Nutcracker? And do you know what the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit are? Share in the comments!
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