Twas the Night Before Christmas

I am participating in the Write Tribe blogging challenge from December 8-14.

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Today’s topic is Books and I am relating each topic to Christmas. I love the Christmas season so much and this is the time of year when we’re all caught up in Christmas preparations and events. I'm in a Christmas frame of mind!

When I was a kid, my favourite book at Christmas time was “The Night Before Christmas.” I remember I’d read it over and over gazing at the beautiful illustrations of Santa Claus and the reindeer. I’d picture myself as one of those kids snuggled in bed with visions of sugar plums in my head. 

I don’t know where that book is now as I read it so much, it fell apart. I can still remember it vividly in my mind. Looking at some of the vintage book illustrations on Google from the 1950s and 60s reminds me of that book.

The Night Before Christmas is still popular which is pretty impressive considering it was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823. Many books have been made, parodies have been written and even some songs as I discovered while looking around on Youtube. Here is one vintage version done by Gene Autry and Rosemary Clooney.

Here is a very retro looking book, similar to the one I would have read back in the 1960's.

Ahhh, such fun to think back on those fun Christmases of childhood and how this book was very special part of my Christmas.

What Christmas books did you enjoy as a child?


  1. I haven't read that. And seeing the cover page itself made me sad for missing that.... but there's still time :)

  2. Looks amazing. Definitely need to read it. Thank you, for continuing to invoke the festive spirit in all of us :)


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