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

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dec 12, 2011 - 24 pages
"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.

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About the author (2011)

Poet and Educator Clement Moore was born on July 15, 1770 in New York City, and was later educated at Columbia College. Moore was a biblical scholar and professor at the Episcopal General Theological Seminary. Moore is best known for his poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", better known in more modern times as "Twas the Night Before Christmas". In 2013 this same title became a New York Times High Profile Title. Clement Moore died in Newport, Rhode Island on July 10, 1863.

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