Beloved Poem, Twas The Night Before Christmas Turns 200 on Christmas Eve 2022

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Author, historian, and vintage book collector Pamela McColl celebrates the 200th birthday of the treasured poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas in a new book, Twas The Night – The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem.

The author calls the masterpiece of juvenile fiction the most often read, recited, reprinted, and collected work in the library of English literature and considers the 200th milestone of this warm-hearted poem cause for celebration.

“In compiling the material for Twas The Night – The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem, I accessed art collections and combed through archives across America. I made fascinating discoveries including locating the only known to exist photograph of the poet Clement Clarke Moore (New York 1779-1863) and of the home where the lines were crafted for Christmas Eve 1822.” McColl

“Charles Dickens and Washington Irving may have created Christmas dinner, but it was Moore “The Poet of Christmas Eve” who gave us Santa Claus with all the trimmings,” said McColl.

“For the very first time, the poem’s own story is presented. It’s a luscious, entertaining tome that took ten years to create. Bravo, author and editor, Pamela McColl! ”  said David Paul Kirkpatrick, American film producer and writer, former President Paramount Pictures, President Production Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.

“A delightful and informative exploration of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” for the holiday season.” Kirkus Reviews.

SOURCE Grafton and Scratch Publishers

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