The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore
The Night Before Christmas is a popular name for Clement C. Moore's Christmas poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas".
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The poem was first published, anonymously, in the Troy (NY) Sentinel in 1823. It was included in Moore's 1844 book of poems, and has also been published in many standalone illustrated editions since its first publication.
Online Editions and Versions
- A Visit from St. Nicholas (early newspaper, book, and manuscript editions), by Clement Clarke Moore, illust. by T. C. Boyd (HTML with commentary at sacred-texts.com)
- A Visit from Saint Nicholas (New York: J. G. Gregory, c1862), by Clement Clarke Moore, illust. by Felix Octavius Carr Darley
- A Visit From St. Nicholas (Boston: L. Prang and Co., c1864), by Clement Clarke Moore (multiple formats at archive.org)
- Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from Saint Nicholas (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., c1912), by Clement Clarke Moore, illust. by Jessie Willcox Smith
- A Visit From St. Nicholas (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921), by Clement Clarke Moore, illust. by Florence Wyman Ivins (multiple formats at archive.org)
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