Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Night Before Christmas

Okay, it's not the night before Christmas right now... More like the morning before the night before the night before Christmas. But time's sparse at this time of year, and there's JUST enough time to post my favourite ever festive book - it's been read almost every year since as far back as I can remember (save for a few years when it went missing after a house move - the one I have now is an Amazon-sourced replacement).

It's the classic poem by Clement C. Moore, with just plain nice illustrations by Lis Toft.

Read away, read away, read away all!

Just before starting, it's a good idea to pick one of these stockings - then you can see what Mr. Claus brings you by the end of the book.

So... What'd you get?

"Inspired" by a post by The Goodwill Geek


  1. I have the Arthur Rackham illustrated edition, but I don't remember such an endearing teddy in his version.

  2. The Rackham version's lovely, but it's funny how the first exposure you have to something always becomes the "definitive" version - even though this came over fifty years later!

    1. Does that mean that your defining idea of A Christmas Carol stars Mickey Mouse and Scrooge McDuck?

  3. We hope that you and yours had a great Christmas this year...