Twas the Night Before Christmas
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The Importance of Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Importance of Twas the Night Before Christmas 1

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 and Santa wants all to enjoy it.

Elf Harold Star

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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