Twas the Night Before Christmas, a Visit from St. Nicholas (Paperback)

By Clement C. Moore

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781468079012, 24pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2011

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"A Visit from St. Nicholas," also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from the first line in the poem, was published anonymously in 1823. The poem has been called "the best-known verses ever written by an American" and is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the time the poem was introduced to the public to today, including his physical appearance, his mode of transportation, the number and names of his reindeer, as well as the tradition that he brings toys to children on Christmas Eve.

About the Author

Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was an American professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College, now Columbia University. He is generally considered to be the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," which later became famous as "T'was the Night Before Christmas."