Mrs. Nutcracker’s known for blowing minds with smashing Christmas celebrations. “Yuletide” is her middle name, and everything must always be perfect. This year, however, she’s forced to host her husband’s halfwit brother, Mouse, whose lousy behavior threatens to bring out this angel’s dark side.
Both Mouse and Mr. Nutcracker soon will learn that Santa may bring coal, but this exotic matron delivers a different kind of punishment. So hold on to your elf hats, ’cause these naughty boys are going to learn a lesson.
On Christmas Eve, it won’t be but the stockings getting stuffed . . .
Behind the story: The road of inspiration.
It seems fitting to end the Sizzling Quickies series the same way it began with an FLR story, coming full circle. And what a better way to finish the year than festive impact play and milking eggnog?
Christmas time and CBT.
I am not a religious person and skip the whole baby Jesus thing, yet per habit of Christian upbringing, I still say Merry Christmas. For me, this time is about quiet reflection, counting blessings, and pouring love and joy into the world with extra vigor. The other week I finished a pile of at least forty cards, even digging up addresses of people I haven’t spoken to in years. It just felt right to send some good cheer, especially with the way 2021 has been… The world needs more kindness and hope. Never underestimate the power of a kind word; it’s white magic (and if you have nothing nice to say, kindly STFU! )
Apart from spending a good week on Christmas card duty; bickering with calligraphy pens, selecting the best prose, and rushing to the post office, so internationals and locals alike receive them in a timely fashion, cooking is the next big thing. A real Christmas tree, music, candles, and baking scents are my kind of holiday essential package. I am far from a professional baker, but around holidays I get in a baking mood. Dancing and singing along George Strait “Christmas Cookies” and Dolly Parton “Hard Candy Christmas”, while I bake em cookies and cakes is the norm on loop! Haha Yet, when I decorate and do gift wrapping London Symphony Orchestra accompanies me with Christmas Classics. And…