A recital of The Nutcracker clashes with a community theater's Christmas Carol! Milk maids on minimum wage and a visit from St. Nick! What the Dickens? `Twas the night before the twelve days of a nut cracker christmas carol is an unparalleled Christmas spectacular featuring the brightest talents of downtown theater and dance, performing the words of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, to the music of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, a narration of `Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas simultaneously! Created by Ken Nintzel.