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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This accompanied Clement Clarke Moore's poem 'A Visit from St Nicholas', generally known as 'The Night Before Christmas': "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house/ not a creature was stirring not even a mouse."
Finish the line of this Christmas rhyme: 'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house 3.
GORDON MACRAE, Chief executive, Humanist Society Scotland 'Twas the night before Christmas and few really cared To sing carols about shepherds and how they once fared The night that the skies with angels were filled, Singing news of a birth to a world that was thrilled.
"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house a"
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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the House All the Leavers were snoring even Gove, the wee louse.
And on Sunday Front Room Productions will be putting on a performance of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.
Nicholas (" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), which first appeared in 1823; and of course, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843) has long been a favourite for young and old.
My Christmas letter every year encapsulates the year in the form of a '"Twas the Night Before Christmas" lyric (and I might have written a poem or two in the same format for departing staff).
HARRY HILL IN PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS (BBC1, 5.20pm) 'TWAS the night before Christmas and er, the kids still aren't in bed?
WE LOVE COMEDY HARRY HILL IN PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS (BBC1, 5.20pm) 'TWAS the night before Christmas and er, the kids still aren't in bed?