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"The Nutcracker" Dances On

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    "The Nutcracker" Dances On
    Los Angeles Ballet
    The Los Angeles Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" in Redondo Beach.

    People sometimes bemoan the sight of tinsel and ornaments arriving on store shelves in October -- September? -- but we can all agree that keeping the red-and-green-o-sity going past Dec. 25 is a positive thing.

    At least for a few days. Some would have Christmas last through Feb. 14, but we're not going that far. Jan. 31 would be just fine.

    The Los Angeles Ballet is presenting two post-Christmas Day performances of "The Nutcracker," both on Sunday, Dec. 26, both in Redondo Beach. Clara will be there, and various whimsical, hatted rodentia, and a certain wooden toy who has a propensity to grow and come to life.

    Probably this should be a tradition with every holiday classic; just go a bit after the 25th, and give everyone a chance to breathe and not stress and not worry about the wrapping and the running-around. See? Jan. 31. A fine day to bring the yuletide to a close.

    Note that there will be no performances on Saturday, Dec. 25.