The Night Before Christmas

On this day in 1823, the Troy Sentinel, a New York state newspaper, published “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clark Moore. It was originally known as “A Visit from Santa Claus.” You can read the poem here. Also, click on the link below to hear me sing my Christmas wish for you.



the Christmas Song


Abbie Johnson Taylor,  Author of We Shall Overcome and How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “The Night Before Christmas”

  1. I love the poem, I love the song, and I love this time of year. Thanks so much for another wonderful post, and here’s hoping you have a very Merry Christmas too.


    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

    Vivian Green



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