25 Days of Christmas Therapy: Day 20 “T’was the Night Before Christmas”

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Most of us know the famous poem “The Night Before Christmas” but does anyone truly pay attention to where it came from? It was first posted on December 23rd 1823, but no author had taken credit for it until 1844 when Clement Clarke Moore published it in a book of his poems. Moore comes from a family with deep historcal roots, his father was Benjamin Moore who was the bishop of New York and officiated the inaguartion of George Washington.

This poem is one of my favorites as it obviously pertains to Christmas, but also is something that I have read since I was in grade school. It now resides within the contents of my Kindle and will be read to my nephew. A great poem for an amazing and joyous time of year.

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