Christmas Stories: The Nutcracker: Chapter One: Perusing the Palace

With our Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Walkthrough, you can ring in the holidays and embrace the Christmas spirit with ease this year as you enjoy this enchanting twist on a timeless classic. Our Christmas Stories Walkthrough will guide you through each magical scene with crisp screenshots and clear-as-a-Christmas-bell instructions that will never leave you hanging. So get ready to embark on a wild Christmas tale you'll never forget as you help the Nutcracker battle the Rat King and save Princess Mary from his clutches.


  • You will automatically receive an invitation.
  • Click the satchel two times to activate a hidden objects area.

Hidden Object Scene

  • Create the burning candle by moving the match to the candle.
  • Get the baseball by using the needle and thread on the ball.
  • Receive the gold watch after dragging the clock hands to the watch.
  • Collect the bell.


  • Examine the book.
  • Collect the first toy and the screws.
  • Use the bell on the butler.
  • Place the invitation into his hand and go into the Christmas hall.


  • Examine the presents under the tree.
  • Click open the gift box; collect the nutcracker.
  • Click open the small box; collect the gemstone.
  • Collect the handle.
  • Examine the armor; insert the gemstone into the slot.
  • Collect the shield section.
  • Move right to the Kitchen door.


  • Examine the back of the door; collect the shield section.
  • Examine the cat; collect the screwdriver and the star.
  • Zoom into the cabinet and place the handle onto it.
  • Use the screws and screwdriver to secure it.
  • Click the handle and examine the cabinet to trigger a puzzle.

Cabinet Puzzle

  • The solution is randomized.
  • Move the rings to create the picture above.
  • Once the picture puzzle is solved a hidden objects area will be activated.

Hidden Object Game

  • Cut the necklace with the scissors; collect the cut necklace.
  • Move the doll piece to the base; collect the nesting doll.
  • Click the apple; collect the apple core.
  • Collect the second toy.
  • Walk down two times to the Palace Gates.

Shield Sections

  • Examine the shield.
  • Insert the 2 shield sections and collect the shield.
  • Go to Christmas Hall.


  • Examine the armor; place the shield onto it.
  • Move through the left door into the Garden Entrance.
  • Click anywhere on the scene.

Tree Roots

  • Examine the tree roots.
  • Collect the handkerchief and the 3rd toy.
  • Examine the door; collect the 1st dragon.
  • Walk down one time to trigger a cut scene.


  • Examine the puppet theatre.
  • Place the 3 toys onto the curtain.
  • A puzzle will be activated.


  • Collect the items so the character may interact with it.
  • Click the stand open; collect the doll.
  • Collect the broom.


  • Pick up the chair and place it down.
  • Collect the stick and touch the painting.
  • Click open the shoe locker; put the shoes on.


  • Click the lever; grab the lever inside the elevator.
  • Click the lever on the cage.


  • Collect the key; use it on the lock.


  • Collect the knife.
  • Use it to cut the rope.
  • Connect the rope to the lamp and jump down.


  • Click the carpet; collect the key.
  • Open the medicine chest using the key.
  • Drop the arch to trap the rats.
  • Click the ladder to move across.


  • Collect the umbrella.
  • Throw the 4 sets of boots at the rats.
  • Click the door closed; open the next door.


  • The nutcracker will beat all the rats except the biggest one.


  • Collect the garland.
  • Go to the kitchen door.