Here is the magical, classic poem that no Christmas can be without! "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house..." When Clement Moore wrote a Christmas poem for his children about a magical visit from Saint Nicholas, he had no way of knowing that it would become the best-known and loved holiday poem of all time.
As a boy, every Christmas Eve, my Scottish father, Big Don, introduced my brothers, sister and I to the spirit of Santa Claus by reading aloud "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". Inspired by this wonderous experience as a child, I have continued this family tradition by reading it to my own lovely children. I am forever grateful to Big Don for sharing his incredible gift for storytelling and hope that in some small way I may inspire your children to awaken their belief in Santa through my reading of this classic Christmas poem, written in 1822. Happy Christmas to you all!
"this reminds me of Christmas when I was a kid"
This is story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve, beautifully brought to life with festive music.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore are as different as England and America themselves, and yet almost two centuries later these two iconic tales remain an important part of Christmas tradition all over the world. Now they are brought together in this very special holiday recording.
"A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas"
"A Visit From St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore: A father shares with his family what he learned from Santa's visit the night before. "An Urban Night Before Christmas" by Unknown: In a parody of "A Visit From St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, Santa Claus makes a visit to a housing project in "da hood".
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore performed by Glenn Haskell will no doubt become a Christmas tradition in many homes.
A father shares with his family what he learned from Santa's visit the night before.