The Night Before Christmas

A Visit from St. Nicholas,” also known as “The Night Before Christmas,” is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement C. Moore.

Read the poem:

Listen to the Librivox audio edition: (Nine different readings to choose from!)

View a rare 1862 copy of “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” at the Library of Congress: (choose from the HTML version or download the PDF)

See the largest scanned collection of “The Night Before Christmas” vintage books on the internet:

Watch this video of an illustrated children’s book as read by Perry Como in 1953:

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