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!