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A Visit from St. Nicholas

By Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863)

“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.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

 

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Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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18 Comments

  1. createwithjoy December 8, 2015

    What a fun poem!
    Enjoyed your other WW post too (but no stalker elves for us!)

  2. stevebethere December 8, 2015

    I agree I enjoyed that

    Have a poetictastic week 🙂

  3. kristimaloney December 8, 2015

    This is a classic poem. It really gets me into the spirit of Christmas! 🙂

  4. Sue December 8, 2015

    oh- I love that poem…thanks for sharing and cute pic

    are those your stockings? 🙂

  5. alissa December 8, 2015

    That is the greatest Christmas poem. It certainly makes me feel more in the spirit of Christmas when I read that.

  6. Stockings are one of my favorite traditions! 😀

  7. Karren Haller December 8, 2015

    I always enjoyed this poem and story for the kids!!! It does put one in the Christmas spirit!!!

    Happy Wednesday!!!

  8. XmasDolly December 9, 2015

    Count me in on that one. I think we all have read this story to our children on Christmas Eve. I know I have. Merry Christmas my friend. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  9. orangeheromama December 9, 2015

    I love your stockings! they’re so personal and ‘family’ like my christmas tree!

  10. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Thank you! My mother in law made the first four. Thanks for stopping by Orangeheromama. Have a great week!

  11. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too! Have a great week!

  12. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Yes it does! Christmas is a big celebration for my family. Thanks for stopping by, Karren. Have a great week!

  13. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Yes, stockings are so much fun. Thanks for stopping by Sarah Eliza. Have a great week!

  14. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    It’s one of my favorite Christmas poems too. Thanks for stopping by, Alissa. Have a great week!

  15. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Yes those are our stockings. My mother in law made the first four. Thanks for stopping by, Sue! Have a great week.

  16. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Yes. It is one of my favorite poems too. Thanks for stopping by, Kristi. Have a great week!

  17. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    You too, Steve. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Cascia Talbert December 15, 2015

    Thanks! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!