Christmas means getting into the spirit by listening to all your favorite holiday music. This, of course, includes classics like "Silver Bells," "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town," "Let it Snow," etc. But one of the most comforting things to listen to on Christmas is the Nutcracker soundtrack.
You've probably enjoyed countless Christmases cozying up to Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." The original arrangement is so beautiful, but try listening to it played on a glass armonica — a musical instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin.
There is something special about the piece being played (by William Zeitler) on the glass armonica, accompanied by a harp and bass clarinet.
It almost sounds as though Zeitler is playing glass cups.