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Twas The Night Before Christmas

Updated on November 2, 2012

Do you have a special book you read every holiday?

Well I do and it is "Twas The Night Before Christmas". This book is a true favorite and such a well know for us all. The holidays brings us so much joy and so do the traditions they bring. Every family has that little something they do on the holidays that makes them extra special. Did you know that there are many variations to this book?

Do you have a Holiday Book Reading Tradition?

My Book Reading Tradition

I have a lot of Holiday traditions and this is one of them. Every year since my children were babies I read them "Twas The Night Before Christmas" right before they go to bed. Not a year has gone by that this tradition has been broken and I hope they will pass this down to my future grand kids as well. It is something we all look forward to. That special bond, that memory and that something extra special we share together every Christmas Eve.

Me Reading to my Daughter

Me Reading to my Daughter
Me Reading to my Daughter

Do you have a special book you read every Holiday?

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The Night Before Christmas Book

The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)
The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)

I love Little Golden Books - This is not the exact as mine, but it is classic - a good choice with good illustrations


There are many Versions of this story, But here is a good one to make you laugh a bit

Twas Three Days Before Christmas

T'was three days before Christmas and all through the house

Not a person was helping, not even my spouse

The children were restless and what made it worse

I at my computer typed nonsensical verse!

When what to my poor bloodshot eyes did I see,

But the calendar with three days left glaring at me!!

So off to the kitchen I flew like a flash

Tore open the cupboards and made a mad dash

Baking my cookies and stirring my fudge,

Dozing by the sink till someone gave me a nudge!

I still have the presents to wrap, and bows to tie

and the house is a disaster I thought with a sigh

I looked 'round at the mayhem and thought to myself

Next year will be different - I'll organize myself!!

I laughed when I heard the traditional phrase

That was made every year and forgot in just days

So to all those who know me I have one thing to say

Merry Christmas to all


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Other versions of The Night before Christmas Story

The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas

Firefighter's Night Before Christmas

Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas

Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas

Gullah Night Before Christmas

Texas Night Before Christmas

Cajun Night Before Christmas

Trucker's Night Before Christmas

Teachers' Night Before Christmas

Nurse's Night Before Christmas

Librarian's Night Before Christmas

Redneck Night Before Christmas

Not a creature was stirring not even a MOUSE...

Twas the month after Christmas

Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house

Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste

At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!

When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;

The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese

And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt

And prepared once again to do battle with dirt-

I said to myself, as I only can

"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So-away with the last of the sour cream dip,

Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished

"Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie-not even a lick.

I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,

I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore-

But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

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    • thepartyanimal2 profile image

      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      @julieannbrady: I would love to - I am thinking I could send u a video.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Personally, I wouldn't mind having YOU read to me too -- er this story!

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      I love reading Twas the Night Before Christmas every year. There are so many wonderful traditions that can accompany Christmas.Lensrolled to Twas the Night Before Navidad.

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      MobyD 9 years ago

      Five stars! I've lensrolled this to my Hay Visage form Sane Ticklish lens.

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      Tagsforkids 9 years ago

      Like you, it was my job to read Twas The Night Before Christmas, but now the kids are grown so I guess I'll have to wait on the grandkids! Good Lens, brought back some fond memories!

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      Jimmie Lanley 9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Great pic! Very sweet. We have a whole box of Christmas books that we unpack when we decorate. They go on the coffee table the entire month.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      We like Traditional things at Christmas - lensrolled to mine about Christmas and 5 shiny Christmas stars for you too!