Slideshow: 10 Nutty Nutcrackers

Traditional Nutcracker
Traditional Nutcracker
This Red Nutcracker King is sure to please. He is the epitome of the Christmas nutcracker, seemingly plucked right from the ballet. From The Wooden Wagon, $95
Drosselmeyer Nutcracker
Drosselmeyer Nutcracker
Made in Sweden by Drosselmeyer, this nutcracker has been hailed by Oprah to be, "the world's coolest-looking nutcracker." It's award-winning design has a double lever action and a container to collect the shells. From Amazon.com, $39.99
Star Wars Nutcrackers
Star Wars Nutcrackers
These bring new meaning to the words "May the Force Be With You." ThinkGeek, $29.99 to $39.99
Elvis Nutcracker
Elvis Nutcracker
Featured here in a gold lame suit with a Santa hat, this is one nutcracker that is sure to get everyone All Shook Up. From ShopElvis.com, $42.99
Squirrel Nutcracker
Squirrel Nutcracker
Everyone knows that squirrels love nuts. We might as well put those cute little critters to work to help us crack them too. you crack some too. Jack's Country Store, $14.99
Mickey Nutcracker
Mickey Nutcracker
At $259.99, this is one Disney product that is certainly meant for adults and not kids. And you have to really like the adult for that price. From SteinbachNutcracker.com
Someone-you-know as a Nutcracker
Someone-you-know as a Nutcracker
You can commission a bespoke, one-of-a-kind nutcracker that captures the spirit of a close friend or relative from Nutcrackers USA. Rates start at $350, but you have to book by April 15 (this will have to be for next year). These are the guys that created the nutcrackers featured in the 2008 Holiday stamps put out by the US Postal Service. nutcrackersusa.com
Personalized nutcracker
Personalized nutcracker
Less expensive than a bespoke nutcracker, this personalized nutcracker is a fun way to add a favorite phrase or initials to a tool that will surely become an annual favorite. From Etsy, $22