My backwoods bestie, Alisha, and I am random cultural experiencers. So when she booked us for a gal pal date to Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker last year, we showed up looking Down South darling in fitted jumpsuits and party pumps — and, of course, I gave the people farm girl finesse. Now, I have to admit: Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s famous suite started off extremely slow for my amusement, but by the time we got to my favorite childhood performance — Arabian Dance — I was ready to split leap down The Fox Theatre aisles. At the end of the day, it was worth the holiday to-do. Catch 2016’s show from Friday, Dec. 9, to Saturday, Dec. 24.