Disney Studios has sponsored this event. All opinions are my own.

Many of you may already know that I had a chance to go to L.A. for the red carpet premiere of Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

I was able to see the movie at the same time all of the stars saw it for the first time, and I gave my initial reaction and review already.

What I haven’t done until now was sit down and watch the movie with my kids so they could give you their thoughts.

I received an early copy of the Blu-ray and was able to enjoy a movie night with my kids. I have four kids ranging in ages from 3 – 11, and they each enjoyed watching with me (partly because I actually let them watch a movie 😊).

Nutcracker Blu ray

My youngest wasn’t really into the movie, as would be expected, but my 5, 9, and 11yr old kids thoroughly enjoyed the story and loved the fantasy that this movie embodies.

I’ve said before that fantasy movies are my jam, and I’m so happy to see that my kids enjoy the same genre of films that I do. This means we can really sit and enjoy movies together as a family!


All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world.

It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. 

Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms is available on Blu-ray today or enjoy the digital release!

Want some fun activity pages to share with your kids after you see the movie?

Download The Nutcracker and The Four Realms activity pages here!

Interested in more? Read about each of the fun experiences on my Nutcracker and The Four Realms trip!