But I have to reiterate my belief that The Nutcracker has the worst ending EVER. Clare get's a nut cracker, her brother takes it and breaks it. It get's fixed, and she goes to sleep.
She dream the nut cracker fights the rat king and his armies. Then the nut cracker becomes a prince. He tells the fairy plum princess the story of the fight. She is impressed and her whole court dances for them (which goes on far longer than needed), and then... Does Clare wake up? Do the go to another dream land? Does it turn into a nightmare? What happens next?
I think someone needs to finish this obiously incomplete work.