A trip home on the snow-filled streets of early 19th century New York City, the gentle tinkling of sleigh bells, and the clippety-clop echo of hooves inspired a country squire and poet to pull magic out of the thin night air. After an evening watching his six children romp and frolic in front of a roaring fireplace, he slipped off to his study, promising them a special gift.
Before the children scurried off to bed, Clement Moore gathered his family around him, the children quieted in anticipation. Then the author read aloud his immortal words –
Twas the night before Christmas…
A year later in 1823, a small upstate newspaper published the poem anonymously. Soon the epic tale of Santa and his reindeer sparked boundless delight across America and then around the world. And, like Moore on that first night, countless families would gather together to recite the famous verses, delivering unimaginable Christmas joy to generations.
The stunning beauty of Twas the Night Before Christmas goes beyond the lyrical phrasing and merry images. The poem touches an emotion at the heart of your family’s grandest tradition. The stirring words connect family members and loved ones across generations.
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