The Night Before Christmas



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The Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore

Moore’s classic rhymes remind the reader of the excitement of having to wait one final night until Christmas Day, “when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”. The Night Before Christmas conveys the joy of looking forward to the festive season as well as it manifests nothing less than today’s notion of Santa Claus – with the additional benefit of reminding the reader of all of Santa’s reindeer’s names.

The text can be used in a teaching unit or lesson on Christmas.

· · 1823

Critical edition

Moore, Clement Clark. The Night Before Christmas. Applesauce, 2013. 24 pp., ISBN 9781604334388

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