“Nutcrackers are brimming with magical powers. It’s long been said that if a wish is made at the exact moment a nut is being cracked, when the stars shine bright and the wind rustles his beard, and you can almost hear the sparkling of Christmas magic in the air all around, the nutcracker will grant the wish. Try it!”
Instantly, the white wish hovering next to Bob turned a shimmering silver and began to glow intensely.
“Bob Trundle, have you made your wish already?” Santa chuckled.
“I couldn’t help it!” said Bob, panicking.
Everyone gasped as a bright red Christmas jumper appeared in his hands. Flashing lights were knitted into the wool, and there was a large, shiny Christmas bauble in the centre. With shaking hands, Bob pressed the bauble and ‘Jingle Bells’ began to play, the music echoing around the forest.