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.