by Anita Mae Draper
We've been celebrating the release of Jennifer AlLee's new book, Nutcracker Christmas, so if you'd like to catch up, check out these posts which feature information and videos of Jen's inspiration for this story, as well as The Nutcracker Suite ballet:
Last week while searching for Christmas song videos, I came across another version of Nutcracker, but not a ballet.
Instead, it was Nutrocker by Trans-Siberian Orchestra otherwise known as TSO, and although I don't love rock music, I love when it has a classical twist. And no one does it better than TSO in my opinion.
This version, however, is superb in that NeverEnoughLights has set Nutrocker to synchronized Christmas lights. And...ev...'ry...beat...is...spot...on...!
If you like the sound of TSO, check out their Christmas Canon Rock which has become one of my family's favorite Christmas songs due to its haunting classical-rock mix.
We were so impressed with Christmas Canon Rock that we went out and bought the album.
What's the last Christmas song you bought? Was it a CD, DVD, record album, cassette or 8-track? (Or am I dating myself?)
Anita Mae Draper is retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and lives on the prairie of southeast Saskatchewan, Canada with her hubby of 30 plus years and the youngest of their four kids. She writes cowboy stories set in the West, and Edwardian stories set in the East. Anita is blessed to have two short stories in Guideposts Books A Cup of Christmas Cheer collection which includes Here We Come A-Wassailing, published in Volume 4 Heartwarming Tales of Christmas Present, October 2014, and Riding on a Christmas Wish published in Volume 1 Tales of Faith and Family. Anita Mae is represented by Mary Keeley of Books & Such Literary Management. You can find Anita Mae at