Illustrator Reisie Lonette
Author Clement C. Moore
Year 1965 (first published 1823 as A Visit from St. Nicholas)
A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823, and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who acknowledged authorship in 1837.
The poem, which has been called “arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American”, is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today.
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