Beautiful Authentic German Christmas Nutcrackers!
German Christmas Nutcrackers became popular in the late 1940's due to two global events: Just before WWII, in 1940, the first US production of The Nutcracker ballet was performed. After WWII, many soldiers became familiar with German Christmas decor and brought small decorative nutcrackers home with them as souvenirs. Both of these global events happened so closely together and helped create the popularity of non-functional decorative Nutcrackers in the US.
Now, Nutcrackers come in all kinds of styles and costumes. They range from traditional German characters such as soldiers, kings, and hunters to a wide range of exciting modern characters.