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Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Visit From St. Nicholas
     

Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Visit From St. Nicholas

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by Clement Clarke Moore
 

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"A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although the claim has also been made that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best

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"A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although the claim has also been made that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American",[1] is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, including his physical appearance, the night of his visit, his mode of transportation, the number and names of his reindeer, as well as the tradition that he brings toys to children. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably. The poem has influenced ideas about St. Nicholas and Santa Claus beyond the United States to the rest of the English-speaking world and beyond.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013836488
Publisher:
Holiday Traditions
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
38 KB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always thought I knew this story. Now I realize today's version is edited. I love reading this original work. Only a few typo's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book but a little bit different from the real one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version was the only one i could find that was free but its as good as any other version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sucked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read it to my brothers. Just as good as it always jas been
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good bedtime story for younger children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me part of the fascination of the Clement Moore Christmas poem is the illustrations. I purchased it with plans of sharing it with my grandchildren. I was unable to view the illustrations on my nook however.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Christmas read for kids
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Many words mispelled i still liked the book though.
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