A Visit from St. Nicholas

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The original name for a poem by Clement Clarke Moore, popularly called titled The Night Before Christmans. It is a popular poem with the theme of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) coming to bring gifts to children on Christmans eve. See Night Before Christmas in the vocabulary.

See also: Saint Nicholas

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a grouch
The US star, 60, said: "As a child, I used to love reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and I can still recite all the words.
AS the festive season approaches, The Journal Culture Club has teamed up with English Heritage to give you and your family the chance to enjoy a performance of 'Twas the Night before Christmas at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens on December 18 or 19.
But along with such unexpected delights as Louis Prima's ``What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin')'' and ``Honeymooner'' Art Carney's reading of `` 'Twas the Night Before Christmas,'' comes Christmas cheer for the highbred cynic - ``Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)'' by Miles Davis with lyrics from the dour crooner Bob Dorough.
guests will see Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap and Saint Nick with his eight reindeer in scenes from the classic holiday poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas .
The night before Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house; Not a creature was stirring, Not even a mouse
In addition, the choir will sing, and the Dance Theatre of Oregon will dance, Fred Waring's `` 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Familiar favorites complete the holiday entertainment lineup--Christmas in the Smokies, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, O' Holy Night, Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs, An Appalachian Christmas, and Carol of the Trees, a spectacular and colorful light display synchronized to popular Christmas tunes.
vary at each property and will include The Nutcracker, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the DreamWorks classic Frosty the Snowman.
A family party will be held between the services with snacks, games and recital of the poem " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Of course, the ditty became famous when the popular children's story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore was published in 1822.