Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Night Before Christmas - Cosimo's Classic of December


It's December again, the season of thanking, giving and celebrations - a season which wouldn't be complete without a Visit from St. Nicholas!

The Night Before Christmas, originally published as A Visit from St. Nicholas on December 23, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel, became America's favorite Christmas poem. After the poem was published anonymously, it was attributed to Clement Clark Moore in 1837. However, scholars have debated the identity of the author of this poem and some believe it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr., (1748-1828), a New York farmer who also wrote poetry.

The Night Before Christmas has had a great influence on the American notion of Santa.... 

Claus and on its tradition of Christmas gift-giving, which, before the poem, had been inspired by the Dutch figure of St. Nicholas. Our Cosimo Classics edition of this famed Christmas poem, features the original engravings, from 1849, by T.C. Boyd.

We are  happy to present this American classic as our Classic of the Month in paperback, hardcover and eBook editions - a great gift for this Christmas season.

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