Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Write Stuff Wednesday - The Night Before Christmas

It's the day before the night before Christmas! And the famous poem by Clement C. Moore certainly has the Write Stuff!

Whatever holidays you celebrate, I hope they're focused on love and that you're sharing the time with people who matter to you.

I'm thrilled to have my family at home despite the noise and distractions, the bickering and baking, the mess and the wonder. Together we manage to make a joyful noise overall, and though we're an eclectic group I'm glad they're all in my life. I'm richer because of them and hopefully they'd say the same (without bribery).

One of our many family traditions is reading The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. When the kids were little, they'd crawl into my husband's lap and he'd read from the same book my father read to me. Though they're older (and they'd flatten his lap now) we still read the story as a family with cider or cocoa. It never gets old, it's fun to paraphrase, and hey, it's tradition!

Do you have a tradition passed down from your elders, or one you hope to pass on to your kids?

Happy Holidays!


  1. I still have a 60+ year-old copy that my dad would read to me every Christmas Eve. It was put out by a car dealership (Highland Chevrolet) in Louisville, KY!! But, the illustrations are amazing. Unfortunately, I scrawled my name all over it, but it's still a treasure.

  2. Hello friends
    Wish U a Very very Happy chritmas.....The night of the chritmas is very important....
    Indu Bhatia

  3. Mary, our copy is cracked at the binding and the cover looks worn as ever, but I'll treasure it until it fades to dust. LOL