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The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

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.
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Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem: Original Lyrics (TEXT)

And parents will be hoping children sleep well and safe — and that when they wake, it will be to the joys of Christmas and its true message. Moore was a professor of biblical studies, a classical scholar and the son of an Episcopalian bishop. Saint Nicholas was one of the fathers of the Council of Nicaea, where he defended traditional Christian doctrine. But as myths developed around his life, he became a secret giver of gifts, putting coins in the shoes of poor children. One story tells how a butcher lured three children into his house, slaughtered them and planned to sell them as meat pies. When Nicholas heard of the ghoulish crime, he prayed and raised the three boys back to life. Another tradition tells how three poor girls were left without a dowry and faced being sold into prostitution.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not 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. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. What a lovely scene, all wrapped up in bed, waiting for Santa to arrive. It is often said that Christmas is for the Children. Christmas is geared around warm, cozy feelings of warmth and safety.

Moore, C. A Visit from St. Nicholas 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Moore, Clement Clarke. Lit2Go Edition. September 24, Nicholas soon would be there;.

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An only child, Clement was capably tutored at home by his father until he entered Columbia College; according to his biographer. - One of the oldest and most popular Christmas poems ever, commonly referred to as "Twas The Night Before Christmas," was written in the early 19th century. It is also referred to as "A Visit From St.

Clement Clarke Moore - came from a prominent family and his father Benjamin Moore was the Bishop of New York who was famous for officiating at the inauguration of George Washington. The tradition of reading Twas the night before Christmas poem on Christmas Eve is now a Worldwide institution and tradition. Nicholas" in It is now the tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve. Prior to the creation of the story of 'Twas the night before Christmas' St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, had never been associated with a sleigh or reindeers! Clement Moore, the author of the poem Twas the night before Christmas, was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H.




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    Following are a multitude of variations on the theme of the famous Christmas poem.

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