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Twas the Night before Christmas

A Visit from St. Nicholas

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,184 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 7,107
Added to site: 2005.11.23
mnybks.net#: 3383
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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'Twas the Night before Christmas

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'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;

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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 winter's nap,

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When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.12.21
Helgi
*****

Christmas just wouldn´t be Christmas without it.


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