Christmas movie: Three Nuts for Cinderella

Temperature outside: 5 degrees, thunderstorm (not kidding!)

Christmas is all about traditions. There are certain things that mean Christmas to us, a song, a certain dish or a movie. In Germany there are several classic movies that return on TV every year at this time. For example “Little Lord Fauntleroy” (just yesterday) or – and this is my favorite – “Three Nuts for Cinderella” (also: Three Gifts for Cinderella, in German: Drei Nüsse für Aschenbrödel). It’s a Czech and East-German (DDR) fairy tale from 1973. In the anniversary year 2013 there was a big exhibition at Schloss Moritzburg in Saxony, where the film was shot. I think the movie is very beautiful. The story of the poor girl Cinderella who has to work for her greedy stepmother and sleep in the ash of the fireplace is set in a snowy medieval scene. A perfect nostalgic winter movie and I loved it so much when I was younger! Continue reading