Tag Archives: St. Nicholas

Dec 24

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: http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols/nightbefore.html Listen to the Librivox audio edition: https://librivox.org/twas-the-night-before-christmas-by-clement-c-moore (Nine different … Read More

Posted in 800 Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Dec 06

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. His real name was Saint Nicholas. “Claus” or “Klaas” is the Dutch nickname for “Niklaas” or “Nicholas,” and “Santa” is Spanish for “Saint.” It was Saint Nicholas who also inspired the British “Father … Read More

Posted in 300 Social Sciences | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment