It's Christmas Eve and Clara's having a bad night. She's dead. Real dead. Luckily for her, Muffin the Fairy Godmother has an idea: if Clara can make it through the fairy tale of the Nutcracker and get the enchanted prince back to his kingdom, she'll be rescued from an afterlife as a ghost.
There's just one teeny problem -- Clara's never actually seen the Nutcracker!
This Once Upon a Time Travel tale is a SHORT STORY featuring a reluctant heroine, an enchanted hero, a rat king, and all of the awesome Christmas goodness you'd expect from Muffin.