The Nutcracker is shining star of this year’s Primark Christmas collection

The traditional toy soldier is making a big impression on the high street right now

This new Primark Christmas collection brings The Nutcracker story to life once more – having been a big hit in 2018. Filled with glorious red decorations and traditional wooden Nutcracker ornaments this is the festive range to create a classic vibe for Christmas 2019 too.

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The Nutcracker is a firm favourite for Christmas decorating year after year. After the success of the toy soldiers last Christmas Primark have once again got Nutcracker Christmas decorations covered.

The Nutcracker comes to Primark once again...

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The star of this year's collection is once again a statuesque Nutcracker Christmas decoration. He's one of the best dressed we've seen this year, in his glorious blue, red and gold formal jacket. The fastening buttons add a touch of bling, which seems to be the way of the Nutcracker uniform for Christmas 2019.

The brand shared the love on Instagram and it was well most definitely felt by fans, as it amassed over 10k likes and  in just two days.

Primark asked, ‘What's crackin? 😁🎄 Nutcracker Decorations from £5 #PrimarkHome #Christmas #ChristmasDecor’

One fan tags a friend, saying ‘All the nutcrackers you could want! Good price too.’

Another shows their appreciate by simply saying, ’😍😍😍😍🙌🙌’.


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This fab ornaments, which are £5-£6, are perfect to decorate any sideboard, tabletop or mantlepiece throughout the festive season.

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This year's Primark Christmas collection offers further traditional flourishes. The traditional table runners and napkins are idea to dress the table with a classic feel. Gentle ombre glasses add just enough of a glam touch, to keep the look elegant yet still rustic.

To co-ordinate with the colours of the toy soldier's outfit there are table accessories a plenty, in the same glorious shades. From red tapered candles to a decorative tartan table runner this range has everything to dine in style this Christmas.

The Primark Nutcracker of 2018

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You can see how the style has evolved from last year. We're fully approving of the new bling touches.

room with dark blue wall and nutcracker

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Last year the Nutcracker was paired by gingerbread bunting, added a sweet touch to traditional Christmas schemes for 2018. A felt garland is ideal for dressing the mantlepiece or hanging across windows to give a view from outside.

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Will The Nutcracker have a place in your home this Christmas?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.