Day 16: Holiday Story

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'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;
- Twas the night before Christmas by Major Henry Livingston Jr.

This is one of the first poems that I've read and heard when I was a child for Christmas eve. All of the cartoons started with the first stanza of the poem... As I got older, I decided to search for the poem and it really is fun! It's a bit comical although it is a bit weird that Santa smokes.

What is amazing with this poem is filled with words that sound so whimsical when pronounced. It's a bit hard to explain, but I read the poem in happy and childish voice. It is a collection of happy thoughts, childlike anticipation and warm feelings of Christmas, that's why this poem lasts through the ages.

Keep your heads stuffed~!

See the whole poem here.

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