T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the housefor decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore’s eternally enchanting holiday poem. And now there’s a magical new version to ring in the season with joy.
Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition of The Night Before Christmas stands apart from the rest. Browning, regarded in the gift industry as America’s premiere Santa painter, has created a classically styled Saint Nickthe quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that everyone, young and old, imagines. The look is timeless, traditional, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.
The story’s enduring charm and Browning’s memorable art make The Night Before Christmas a must-have for any child who is just discovering the taleand every adult who has loved it forever.
About the Author
Clement C. Moore (1779-1863), an American scholar and poet, first wrote The Night Before Christmas in 1822 to entertain his children. A friend submitted it to a local newspaper, The Troy Sentinel, where it was published on December 23, 1823. Moore's delightful description of St. Nicholas and his eight flying reindeer has since become the definitive portrait of Santa Claus.
Tom Browning was the first rookie to earn twenty wins since Bob Grim in 1954. He retired in 1995. He lives in Edgewood, Kentucky.