The children then begin to open their gifts, and Uncle Drosselmeyer presents his to Fritz and Clara. His gift to Clara is the envied gift of all the children, especially Fritz. It is a beautiful Nutcracker. Jealous Fritz grabs the Nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it. Clara is heartbroken, so Uncle Drosselmeyer attempts to repair the Nutcracker and hands it back to her. Soon the party is over and the guests depart. The entire family goes to bed, and all is quiet at the Stahlbaum home, or is it? Clara, who is worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the living room to check on him under the tree and that’s when strange things begin to happen.