Twas the Night Before Christmas Disney Edition

Who hasn’t heard the Christmas poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas or as its also known A Visit from St. Nicholas.  It’s one of the most recognized poems ever written.  The poem was first published on December 23, 1823 in the Troy, New York Sentinel. It was originally published anonymously, but later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.

Moore was a Professor and did not want to claim ownership of the poem , as he didn’t want to be associated with the unscholarly verse.  Moore wouldn’t lay claim to the work till he released a book of his own poems in 1844.  Moore created the poem on a snowy winter’s day,  during a shopping trip on a sleigh.  His inspiration for the character of Saint Nicholas was a local Dutch handyman as well as the historical Saint Nicholas. While Moore originated many of the features that are still associated with Santa Claus today, he borrowed other aspects such as the names of the reindeer.

This poem has been told so many times in many different ways, from cartoons to movies showing the story.  It’s been in comic strips and even Chevy Chase reciting the poem in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. This poem has been a part of our culture since it debut.  Disney released a video showing various Cast Members telling the poem. ENJOY!



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Author: TMSM Avenger

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As co-owner and co-creator of The Main Street Mouse. Working in a technical support position for 18 years, it was time for a change. As the Webmaster and Project Planner, I spend most of my time researching everything from the latest Disney News, technology advances and of course keeping up on all the Marvel news that comes out. I never considered myself a writer but I’ve come to like blogging and sharing news with all. I feel blessed everyday that I get to spend my days working with my best friend and love of my life while we continue to grow and expand what started as a hobby all those years ago.

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