Best Christmas Reads: The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

jessie wilcox smith santa 4Probably the single most popular Christmas book to read aloud to children, The Night before Christmas by Clement C Moore was first published in 1823. Originally titled A Visit from St. Nicholas theIMG_1554 poem significantly shaped the concept of our modern Santa Claus. There have been numerous editions illustrated by numerous artists; my favorites are the versions illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith and Arthur Rackham (available on Amazon.) New editions of this favorite appear every Christmas.

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