My family used to read this book the night before Christmas. We also used to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas before bed too. A great book to get you in the holiday mood!
On Christmas Eve, my partner and I decided to marathon a whole bunch of Christmas movies and specials. Some of which I have seen but she hasn't and some of which she has seen but I haven't. Among the ones she hasn't seen is the Rankin and Bass special of Twas the Night Before Christmas. However, before she watched that, I wanted her to read the original poem since she hasn't read it in a while either.
And that's where this precious darling of a book came in! I've had this book for YEARS now! I read it every Christmas Eve and I wanted to share it with my best mate! So we read it together whilst the great LeVar Burton read it out loud! (We're Reading Rainbow fans as well~) It was such a lovely experience. I loved reading along and experiencing this book again but in a new way.
The poem itself is short but lovely. It helped create a lot of what we know today about Christmas and Santa Claus. I highly recommend you check this poem out. And then watch the Rankin and Bass Christmas Special of it because that, too, is precious!
Have yourself a wonderful Christmas, everyone!
I want to wish every one a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays with lots of nice things (and good books). What better way to do so then by reviewing The Night Before Christmas, on, well, the night before Christmas.
I must admit I'd never even heard of this sweet little poem until very recently. I also, first misread the title and thought it had something to do with The Nightmare Before Christmas. My bad, I know.
However, I found this poem very cute and it breathed Christmas feelings. I wish I'd known it earlier, because it really feel like a classic. It doesn't take a lot of time to read, so I would definitely recommend it!
Merry Christmas, or as they say in Dutch Fijne Kerst!
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The Mercy Giver is standing on seven pre-orders, which is nice, but it'll need to move faster. Thus, my friends, if you would be so kind, please visit and show some love. The novel is begging to be born.
A classic, and a personal favorite of mine as a child.
This gem is the result of me trying to Christmas shop for others in a bookstore. I did get Christmas presents for everyone; I just included myself in the "everyone".
The book's illustrations are block-print style and the cutouts are beautifully done and cleverly positions to make the most of the illustrations. The very last page has an intricate, delicate, pop-up display of Santa and his reindeer over the city skyline. I absolutely love it.
You're just never too old for pop-up books.