Twas the night before christmas and all through the church

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twas the night before christmas and all through the church

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

This poem first appeared in a newspaper in Troy, New York, USA, on December 23, 1823, as A Visit From St. Nicholas. No one claimed authorship until 13 years later. Clement Clarke Moore, a professor and poet, said that he wrote the piece for his children. Unbeknownst to him, his housekeeper had sent it to the newspaper to be published. However, the family of Henry Livingston Jr. contended that their father had been reciting “A Visit from St. Nicholas” for 15 years prior to publication. Regardless of the true author, the poem is now a Christmas classic.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas). by Clement Clarke Moore. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house.
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The Night Before Christmas (Christianized)

Reading Time for story text : approx. On the night before Christmas, most of us are so distracted by the details associated with a visit from St. Nicholas that we forget about the much more important visit of God, who miraculously entered the world as a man over 2, years ago. Ultimately, he gave up his life in order to offer salvation to whoever believed in him. Truly, this is the greatest gift known to man. Though the following poem uses the famous first line of the classic, its purpose is to turn attention to Jesus and the true significance of Christmas. To the carpenter, who had little experience with newborns, the infant looked for all the world like a partially unwrapped Torah scroll.

Following are a multitude of variations on the theme of the famous Christmas poem. T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not 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. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

Christmas blessings to all and to all a good Christmas Eve night! The Night ' Twas the night before Christmas and throughout St. John's.
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Many years ago I wrote this little poem and it still makes me smile. I have learned many lessons over the years and one of them is what Christmas is really all about. It is so easy to get into the lists of things that need to be done before Christmas that we end up doing it with a crabby attitude. Well, at least I did! I remember how stressed I used to be around Christmas. I was more like the Grinch than I really like to admit. But God has a way of changing us from the inside out, and although He is not finished with me yet, He has done a good work so far.

If any clergy would like to adapt it to their own use, feel free. Christmas blessings to all and to all a good Christmas Eve night! By the Rev. Tim Schenck — with apologies to Clement C. Moore or whoever wrote it.

Contains versions of the classic poem, including headers from most of the posts and credits when available. The versions range from innocent and cute to vulgar and obscene, so read at your own discretion. I have collected most of these versions by searching the newsgroups using Google Groups and the now retired Deja News. I'd be happy to receive any additional versions you might have. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care- They were skewered with ten-penny nails, to be fair.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Michele C. says:

    'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the church, not a creature was stirring oh, wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. I can't start there. I have to back.

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  3. Tarcila B. says:

    On the night before Christmas, most of us are so distracted by the details associated with a visit 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the earth.

  4. Rakisha L. says:

    Twas the Night Before Christmas (Sue's version) - King of Kings Lutheran Church

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