Twas the Night Before Christmas
A Visit from St. Nicholas
By Clement C. Moore
With Pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith
This famous holiday poem that gives us much of our popular conception of Santa Claus was originally published anonymously in 1823, and is generally attibuted to Clement Moore. The presentation here was made using the text and most of the wonderful illustrations from the Houghton Mifflin Company 1912 book.
Text and images obtained from Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org); audio (Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) licensed through www.shockwave-sound.com; presentation by ©Whisperingtree.net LLC.