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The Night Before Christmas


The Night Before Christmas was first published in 1823 and is considered as being largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. The enchanting poem tells the story of a man who, while his wife and children are fast asleep, awakens on Christmas Eve to curious noises outside of his house. As he looks out of the window he witnesses a sleigh, pulled by eight reindeer, flying high across the sky before landing, to the man's great surprise, on the roof of his very own house. The events that follow mark the beginning of the tradition of Santa Claus and the joy that he brings to children on Christmas night. This new gift edition brings together the traditional poem with new, stunning illustrations by the award-winning Australian artist Robert Ingpen, each one a delightful evocation of this eternally popular verse. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000

recordable book

by spanky on Mar 24, 2011

Ordered 2 of these and they both came smashed in the back which didn't look like it happened during shipping. Haven't tried to record on them yet, but hope they work


A great book!

by GretchenP on Feb 26, 2009

When I got married ,I quickly realized that both of our families read different editions of this book on Christmas Eve. I felt that we needed both versions in the house.. This was in great condition and wonderful!

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