Author Note: Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Things got really busy at the end of the semester, but I am finally back and ready to write about history again!
‘Twas the day before the night before Christmas in 1823 that the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was published in a New York newspaper. Today, the poem- which also goes by the names “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “The Night Before Christmas”- is attributed to American poet Clement Clarke Moore who is said to have written the poem for his children. Its opening lines are some of the most recognizable lines in American poetry:
‘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…
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!