Twas The Night Before Christmas - Video Children's Christmas Poem


 
 
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Twas The Night Before Christmas
 
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 1 - The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
 
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winterís nap.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 2 - The children were nestled all snug in their beds
 
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 3 - I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter
 
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 4 - But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer
 
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.
 
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 5 - But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer
 
 
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen
To the top of the porch to the top of the wall
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all.
 
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St Nicholas too.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 6 - Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound
 
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.
 
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
 
His eyes-how they twinkled his dimples how merry
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 7 - And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath
 
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 8 - He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf
 
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 9 - He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work 
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 10 - And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose
 
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas illustration 11 - And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
 
 
About Twas The Night Before Christmas
 
The poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1837 and originally titled A Visit from St. Nicholas, but much later became famous as the popular Christmas Eve children's poem Twas the Night Before Christmas much loved in the USA.
 
The video version above was filmed on location at Melanie's christmas Snow Scene at her home in Tewkesbury UK featuring an animated story telling bear.
 
 
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