Clement C Y Moore

The Night Before Christmas
  • The Night Before Christmas

  • "'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

    This classic Christmas verse is well known to every parent and child preparing for Christmas and this beautifully illustrated new edition is the perfect Christmas gift for young and old.

Clement C. Moore (1779–1863), an American scholar and poet, wrote a poem for his children in 1822 called A Visit From St. Nicholas, which would later become known as The Night Before Christmas. A friend submitted it to a local newspaper, The Troy Sentinel, where it was published on December 23, 1823. Moore's delightful verse detailing a visit from of Santa Claus and his eight flying reindeer has since become an international classic.