19 December 2014


Today I will be talking about my favourite Christmas story.

"The Night Before Christmas" written by Clement C. Moore has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" and is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus. 
My mum always read this to me during the Christmas season when I was younger. I remember not only loving the pictures but the verses. It is amazingly written and illustrated.
It is about a man who awakens to noises coming from outside on Christmas Eve whilst his wife and children are asleep. As he looks out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in his sleigh pulled by eight reindeers. St. Nicholas enters the house through the chimney, carrying a large sack with him. The man watches as St. Nicholas fills the Christmas stockings that hang by the fire, and laughs to himself. They share a conspiratorial moment before the St. Nicholas heads up the chimney again. 
As he flies away in the sleigh, he wishes everyone a "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night".

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