So, as a kid I used to hate it when any of the "Nutcracker" music came on. I wanted "Frosty", and "Rudolph", and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town". I could never figure out what was so Christmasy about The Nutcracker.

But over the years I have really come to appreciate the music. It's to the point now that it wouldn't be Christmas until I heard The Nutcracker Suite.

It really is an excellent piece of musicianship and creativity, in my opinion.

Anyone else experience a late appreciation for The Nutcracker?