'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas Who s that peeking out of the sleigh As St Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village the famous Christmas po

  • Title: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Author: Clement C. Moore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Who s that peeking out of the sleigh As St Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village, the famous Christmas poem begins The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit in brilliant illustrations that reflect thiWho s that peeking out of the sleigh As St Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village, the famous Christmas poem begins The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit in brilliant illustrations that reflect this memorable night Visually she extends this favorite Christmas story for children, who will delight in watching the two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof while St Nick, unaware, journeys down the chimney until the toys spill down onto the lawn and he turns with a jerk Antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders in which sometimes the father, St Nick, or the family cat and dog look on, as the story unfolds.A unique and beautiful edition to be cherished for years to come by all the family, especially the youngest, who find the night before Christmas perhaps the most exciting night of the year.

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    1. Clement C. Moore

      Clement Clarke Moore, July 15, 1779 July 10, 1863 , is best known as the credited author of A Visit From St Nicholas commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas.Clement C Moore was famous in his own day as a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College now Columbia University and at General Theological Seminary, who compiled a two volume Hebrew dictionary He was the only son of Benjamin Moore, a president of Columbia College and bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and his wife Charity Clarke Clement Clarke Moore was a graduate of Columbia College 1798 , where he earned both his B.A and his M.A He was made professor of Biblical learning in the General Theological Seminary in New York 1821 , a post that he held until 1850 The ground on which the seminary now stands was his gift 1 From 1840 to 1850, he was a board member of The New York Institution for the Blind at 34th Street and 9th Avenue now The New York Institute for Special Education He compiled a Hebrew and English Lexicon 1809 , and published a collection of poems 1844 Upon his death in 1863 at his summer residence in Newport, Rhode Island, his funeral was held in Trinity Church, Newport, where he had owned a pew Then his body was interred in the cemetery at St Luke s Episcopal Church on Hudson St in New York City On November 29, 1899, his body was reinterred in Trinity Churchyard Cemetery in New York.The Moore house, Chelsea, at the time a country estate, gave its name to the surrounding neighborhood of Chelsea, Manhattan, and Moore s land in the area is noted today by Clement Clark Moore Park, located at 10th Avenue and 22nd Street The playground there opened November 22, 1968, and it was named in memory of Clement Clarke Moore by local law during the following year The 1995 renovations to Clement Clarke Moore Park included a new perimeter fence, modular play equipment, safety surfacing, pavements and transplanted trees This park is a popular playground area for local residents, who gather there the last Sunday of Advent for a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas 2 Much of the neighborhood was once the property of Maj Thomas Clarke, Clement s maternal grandfather and a retired British veteran of the French and Indian War Clarke named his house for a hospital in London that served war veterans Chelsea was later inherited by Thomas Clarke s daughter, Charity Clarke Moore, and ultimately by grandson Clement and his family Clement Clarke Moore s wife, Catharine Elizabeth Taylor, was of English and Dutch descent being a direct descendant of the Van Cortlandt family, once the major landholders in the lower Hudson Valley of New York.As a girl, Moore s mother, Charity Clarke, wrote letters to her English cousins that are preserved at Columbia University and show her disdain for the policies of the English Monarchy and her growing sense of patriotism in pre revolutionary days.The Moore children have several living descendants among them members of the Ogden family In 1855, one of Clement s daughters, Mary C Moore Ogden painted illuminations to go with her father s celebrated verse A book with her paintings as illustrations is A Visit from St Nicholas Twas the Night Before Christmas Copyright 1995 by International Resourcing Services, Inc 60 Revere Drive, Suite 725, Northbrook, Illinois, 60062.

    232 thoughts on “'Twas the Night Before Christmas”

    1. AND NOW IS THE TIME OF YEAR I FLOAT OLD CHRISTMAS REVIEWS TO COUNTDOWN TO BING BONG BING BONG!!IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE!i'm not sure if this is the correct edition to review. the one i have is also illustrated by arthur rackham ♥, but it has this cover:which is much better than the one shown above. i'm not sure how to review this, because it's just the night before christmas, but since i feel compelled to review all the books i read ever, i am just putting it out there that this is a wonderful chri [...]


    2. This is one of my most treasured Christmas books to read over the holiday season, particularly on Christmas Eve. I believe most people already know the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore, and I just reviewed another vintage edition that we read every year, but this version is also grand. This picture book contains beautiful illustrations that are lifelike and enchanting. It's one to keep. 5*****


    3. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads,- The opening lines of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.'Twas the Night Before Christmas or A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore is arguably one of the most popular Christmastide themed [...]


    4. This book is featured on today's Shabby Sunday @ readrantrockandroll/2017/This is one of my most treasured Christmas books to read over the holiday season, particularly on Christmas Eve. I believe most people already know the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore, and I couldn’t tell you how many different editions we have of this one, but what makes this edition so special to me are the classic vintage illustrations by Leonard Weisgard that take me back in tim [...]


    5. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.Away to the [...]


    6. At what age did you stop believing in Santa Claus? Last Christmas, I still had to buy something for my daughter and wrote “From: Santa Claus” on the gift tag because she still believed in him. She was 16.This morning while I was about to drop her at the gate of her school, she again borrowed the rosary hanging on the rearview mirror of my car. The rosary was a gift from my friend who attended the World Youth’s Day in Brazil this year so I am proud of it and taking care of it. The beads are [...]


    7. It's a delightful poem for the Christmas. Poet depicted the scenes from night before Christmas to the arrival of Santa Clause. It's written in very easy way. Didn't want to read this but accidentally opened it and thought to read it.


    8. Every year, in some fashion, I read this aloud to the kids. What has sold more copies, in more versions? This is one of the old classic illustrated versions, more for me than the kids, in a way, though we had five versions of it around the house this time. Everybody likes it, though this year the now eleven year old mimes some of the action that I describe, lightly making fun of it. He has this idea Santa no longer exists!


    9. I have read this story every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember, it's always been part of our Christmas traditions and it will always have a special place in my part because of that.I don't think there are many people out there that aren't familiar with this poem by Clement C. Moore that was originally published in 1823. Theres a reason it's a classic and that's because it captures the magic of Christmas. We've had many versions of the book over the years but the one we read from now is [...]


    10. Just looking at this book every year makes me cry happy tears of nostalgia. Every Christmas Eve my father would read it to me before we put out the milk and cookies. My copy is worn and torn but brought out every year. I think this speaks to the power of books to help make some of our most cherished memories.


    11. This was a cute story that my students enjoyed. The illustrations were amazing! However, the vocabulary in the book was hard for my students to understand, so we had to have many discussions on what the book is saying.


    12. When my kids were little they memorized every other line of this poem. I would say a line and they would do their line till the last line that we would all say together. Since then it has become a tradition for every Christmas. So when Mr. H, my brilliant grandson, came along I set about teaching it to him. But, he decided to learn the whole poem. So at three he began entertaining us by reciting it. I LOVE traditions!! 😊🎄🎅🏻


    13. This is a very biased review since I know the illustrator personally and was a model for one of the elves that appear in the book. My very special kitty, Larry, is pictured in the Christmas stocking at the end too. In fact, Watson used all real people to model for Santa, the elves and the family in the story, and he set the book in Port Townsend, Wash. where he lives. The clocktower is our actual courthouse in town.Having said all of thatI think this is one of the most wonderfully illustrated bo [...]


    14. Read this aloud Christmas Eve to someone or someones:Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.The children were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter [...]


    15. We read this book as our Holiday tradition every Christmas Eve. It's one tradition that we have never overlooked. A story for the young and the young at heart. It wouldn't be Christmas without this.



    16. Easily one of the most well-known poems about Christmas and always a delight to read. This was today's post of BookRiot's Literary Advent Calendar.


    17. This is the most iconic of all popular Christmas books -- and for a reason. This is the first book that named the eight reindeer, and was responsible for the popular "vision" of what Santa Claus looks like today!This book sets forth a poem penned by Clement C. Moore -- a man known in his time for publishing his "Hebrew and English Lexicon" -- for his children one Christmas. I've read this so many times that I could recite it from memory, but I'd rather read this beautiful version which includes [...]


    18. Darn it, I don't know how to post for different editions as this keeps coming up the same despite different illustrators. Here, then, are the three versions I've enjoyed this season with links so you can see them on LUSTRATED BY GYO FUJIKAWAFujikawa's illustrations are so adorable and delightful and child-like, in a way. I thoroughly enjoyed his vision into this holiday classic, though I would have liked more page breaks and more frequent illustrations to help the flow with the poem betterazon/N [...]


    19. 'Twas the Night before Christmas' is a beautiful holiday poem that was written by Dr. Clement C. Moore for his children as a Christmas present. It was reprinted many times over and wasn't what Moore thought would make him famous but it did. It's been translated in many languages and continues to be recited to children all over the world. Much to my chagrin, this is the first time I've read/heard this poem in its entirety, but I'll be sure to read it every holiday season moving forward. Beautiful [...]


    20. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes I must admit I'd never even heard of this sweet little poem until very recently. I also, first misread the title and thought it had something to do with The Nightmare Before Christmas. My bad, I know.However, I found this poem very cute and it breathed Christmas feelings. I wish I'd known it earlier, because it really feel like a classic. It doesn't take a lot of time to read, so I would definitely recommend it!


    21. Referente a la edición latina. Es precioso, es un cuento en forma de poema, que habla de un niño que se levanta la noche de navidad y ve a Papá Noel. Es realmente bonito. Habla exclusivamente de todo lo relacionado con Papá Noel, no es religioso, eso me gustó. Me parece un libro perfecto para leerle a los niños en navidad.


    22. This is the perfect time of year to read this Christmas classic. To be honest I don't ever remember reading this as an adult and it brought back some precious childhood memories. I think every adult should read it at least once.


    23. I have to say that I like my illustrated physical book better because of the pics. Still, a wonderful poem to read at Christmas.






    24. I had never read this before, I'm pretty sure - we certainly never had a copy in our house nor any pre-Christmas tradition of reading it, nothing like that. Probably my primary school had an old copy but I don't think I was too interested. So this was a new reading experience for me, one I approached without any memories or sense of nostalgia to guide me. I got it because it's such a classic, and I believe it's the origin of Santa's sleigh and reindeer (which are named), though don't quote me on [...]


    25. If you have not yet heard this poem, first things first so that you have context to what I am talking about: youtube/watch?v=upuUVI am going to review this poem in the context of two other previous Christmas reads I have read: one by Milton and one by Dickens. Now in my review of On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity: Milton's Hymn, I talked briefly of the culture of Christmas surrounding Milton during his lifetime and how it was a very different one from today. Christmas was a very solemn holy da [...]


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