12/14/2013 08:10 am ET

Why 'Nutcracker' Ballet Season Is Our Favorite Time Of The Year

Sure, the gifts and eggnog are nice. But we love the holiday season for one reason: "The Nutcracker." Who doesn't get caught up in the merriment after a lively performance of the classic ballet?

So we decided to round up a few picture-perfect moments on Twitter this week to show everyone why we love "The Nutcracker" so much. From the intricate costumes to the makeup and tight buns, we found some great snaps... including some backstage selfies.

More ballet style:

New York City Ballet Dancer Style

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