Hello everyone. Merry Christmas Eve. I hope you’re all having a lovely day and that you are ready for Santa.
Today I am talking about a childhood classic, a Christmas staple, I am talking about the poem entitled A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. The poem is most often referred to as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ because this is the first line, and many poems are referred to by their first line instead of their official title.
I could not let Christmas Eve pass by without mentioning this poem because it is, in my opinion, one of the sweetest poems about Christmas. The poem is set on Christmas Eve and it is about the excitement about Santa Clause coming and the magic of Christmas. It captures the merry feeling when the house is all decorated and no one can sleep because they are so excited.
I have known this poem forever. My Mam always read it to me at Christmas time, I have a beautiful edition of this book, we have given this book to people as presents and they have always loved it. It is just a really sweet, really merry poem and I think it is a great poem to share with children because it is easy and straightforward, and it may introduce a love of poetry to them.
The poem makes me feel nostalgic and I think that this poem has reached the status of being a Christmas tradition in my house as I have read it every year on Christmas Eve since I was a toddler.
It’s one of those things that I want to pass on one day if I have kids of my own, I would get them an edition of this poem for their first Christmas and make sure to keep reading it every year.
I think it sets the tone for Christmas Eve, and it is a lovely, magical poem that is full of descriptive language. If you have not read it, I highly recommend it.
This has been Friday’s Choice. I hope you enjoyed it. Have you read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? Is it a classic for you? Let me know.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe and enjoy the day.