The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

This poem first appeared in a newspaper in Troy, New York, USA, on December 23, 1823, as "A Visit From St. Nicholas". No one claimed authorship until 13 years later. Clement Clarke Moore, a professor and poet, said that he wrote the piece for his children. Unbeknownst to him, his housekeeper had sent it to the newspaper to be published. However, the family of Henry Livingston Jr. contended that their father had been reciting “A Visit from St. Nicholas” for 15 years prior to publication. Regardless of the true author, the poem is now a Christmas classic.

Title:The Night Before Christmas
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399231902
Format Type:

    The Night Before Christmas Reviews

  • karen

    AND NOW IS THE TIME OF YEAR I FLOAT OLD CHRISTMAS REVIEWS TO COUNTDOWN TO BING BONG BING BONG!!!IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE!i'm not sure if this is the correct edition to review. the one i have is also illust...

  • Mischenko

    This is one of my most treasured Christmas books to read over the holiday season, particularly on Christmas Eve. I believe most people already know the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas...

  • Pramod Nair

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;...

  • Mischenko

    This book is featured on today's Shabby Sunday @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/...This is one of my most treasured Christmas books to read over the holiday season, particularly on Christmas Eve...

  • David Schaafsma

    Merry Christmas, all you who celebrate this day, one way or the other!Every year, in some fashion, I read this aloud to the kids. This is one of the old classic illustrated versions, more for me than ...

  • Arah-Lynda

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,...In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be t...

  • Kenny

    Still a delight to read after all these years ......

  • David Schaafsma

    Go ahead, read this aloud Christmas Eve to someone or someones. It's not fake news; my mom swore every word is true, and I never knew her to tell a lie:Twas the night before Christmas, when all throug...

  • jv poore

    Re-read the copy Gammy & Grandy gave me for Christmas in 1972. I love the illustrations in this edition more every single year....

  • K.D. Absolutely

    At what age did you stop believing in Santa Claus? Last Christmas, I still had to buy something for my daughter and wrote “From: Santa Claus” on the gift tag because she still believed in him. She...