Holiday nutcrackers expanding their ranks - Article Photos 1/3

This Nov. 11, 2012 photo shows a variety of Nutcracker dolls at The Whitney Shop In New Canaan, Conn. The wooden dolls, many of which will really crack your walnuts and macadamias, are increasingly popular in holiday decor. The classic Nutcracker nutcracker, a soldier with his sword in hand and prominent moustache, comes from the early 19th-century tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." (AP Photo/Samantha Critchell)