Clement C. Moore (1779–1863) is widely regarded as the very poet of Christmas Eve. Much of the way we have come to celebrate December 24th is based on his portrayal of a jolly Santa, who along with his team of reindeer brings happiness to children and joy to the world. Twas the Night Before Christmas was originally published in the New York Troy Sentinel newspaper in 1823. It has become the most famous poem in the English language. In 2011, various editions of this enchanting poem spent thirty-six weeks on the New York Times best-seller’s list in the children’s category.
The publisher and illustrators took the liberty to edit out the lines about Santa's pipe so they would not be promoting smoking. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2012 by Dawn Castor
I am soooo happy to see this version! I am a the advocacy chair for relay for life in my area and this makes me happy. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2012 by Alissa
Now I won't have to skip over that bit when I'm reading it aloud to the kids. Thanks for this.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. I think we can all agree anything that may contribute to children or youth smoking is something that should be reconsidered. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2012 by Helena Jones