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The Importance of Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas
North Pole Radio News
North Pole Radio News
The Importance of Twas the Night Before Christmas

T’was the Night Before Christmas, a popular Christmas poem properly titled A Visit from St. Nicholas, is one bit of popular Christmas culture that Santa wants everyone to enjoy.

It was written more than 200 years ago by a man named Clement Clark Moore, who was father to a large family. One snowy Christmas Eve he composed the poem, which describes a visit from Santa in the way they believed it happened at the time. His children so enjoyed it that they shared it with a nearby newspaper.

As was the custom of the time, other newspapers picked up the poem and shared it too – and the poem thus travelled around the world.

It was not just that Christmas nearly 200 years ago – but every Christmas since the poem has been shared and re-shared. They have made books about it – and even some tv shows and movies.

The North Pole Radio News Report above details a local exhibit at the Museum of Christmas History. But more importantly, the poem is now a part of SantaUpdate.com and Santa wants all to enjoy it.

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3 replies
  1. Elf Maurice
    Elf Maurice says:

    This is soo cool I am Just wondering was this book based off an actual visit from Santa and if so does he remember this event.

  2. Elf Ulan
    Elf Ulan says:

    Thank you, Elf Harold. I like this poem too. I learned this poem when my co-worker, who is from America, read it with pictures in English at the elementary school in my town as the Christmas lesson in 2011. I translated it into the student’s language, and I wonder if I could tell them well then. I still remember the students and teachers listening to us with sparkling eyes because it was also their first time. Thank you, Elves Frank and Crash. I didn’t know it was 200 years ago! The stocking story is so lovely. I want to visit the museum and see more someday. I’ll read the poem on Christmas Eve too. ^^

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