A Visit From Saint Nicholas

Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,683 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 280
Added to site: 2005.12.24
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Genre: Poetry
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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;
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 rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter,

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