Presents: wrapped.
Christmas cards: addressed.
Packages: mailed.
Menus: planned.
1977 American Ballet Theater version of The Nutcracker: watched.

This version aired a lot on PBS when I was in my teens, and I thought it was the most magical thing in the world. I’m sure a lot of that had to do with Barishnykov, because when I put in the DVD yesterday the soft-focus 70’s-ness of it all was slightly less than magical. But then the real dancing started and I decided that Mikhail could be my imaginary boyfriend again.