There's something so Christmassy about ballet. It probably stems from the traditional outing to see The Nutcracker as a child, but watching the English National Ballet live from the Royal Opera House on Boxing Day has also become tradition in our house in recent years: on the sofa, under a blanket, sleepy from over-indulgence whilst watching the lithe ballerinas twinkling around.
This year, just in time for Christmas, we get to go and see The Red Shoes on the big screen. Released next Friday, and restored by Martin Scorsese, it's going to make the perfect wintery girls' day out before Christmas. Hot chocolate, fur coats, daydreaming about snow-swept Russian squares: all obligatory. I can't wait. See a sneak peek here. Read an awesome interview with Scorsese about the film here.