Day 8 of Advent
(Mother Ginger and Cubs, from Woodland Nutcracker)
"A huge grizzly bear skated to the foot of the thrones and curtsied. She blew six times upon a whistle and from beneath her great red and white skirt emerged six cubs with hockey sticks. With Mother Grizzly as referee, the cubs skated a mock practice session. They chased one another, misbehaved, and two were even sent to the penalty box.""
(© Avril Tyrrell 1999)
(This one was a coin toss: Tchaikovsky or the Hockey Night in Canada theme music, both being well-loved and traditional! )