ITEM #: 44041R Red Soldier Nutcracker Ornament by Old World Christmas
From Old World Christmas. Nutcrackers were first carved by commoners as a joke because it was considered fun to make a little wooden king or soldier do the menial work of cracking the tough nuts. Today, nutcrackers are often associated with the Christmas holidays due to their whimsical nature and the very popular Nutcracker Suite Ballet. This tall nutcracker soldier ornament has a red coat and hat on with green pants, and is happy to guard your Christmas tree from the Mouse King.