Of all the Christmas stories we’ve heard in our lifetime, one stands out. This story has done more to form the traditional image of the American version of Santa Claus than any other.It introduced his mode of transporation- a sleigh, his package delivery method- down the chimney. It also gave us the names of the reindeer (with Gene Autry’s help a little later). We can quote many parts of the story at will: “His eyes, how they twinkled, his dimples how merry . . .”
Clement C. Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas” has been presented millions of times to many generations of children. Many families include the reading of this story as a yearly tradition. But what if your kids or grands don’t always gather around the tree in your own living room?
Several years ago, Hallmark came out with a wonderful idea. You can purchase this special edition, and make a recording of yourself reading the story. Kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or special friends can hear the legendary tale with your voice. My husband and I have recorded it for our oldest grandson and his little brother who live in Texas. We also gave a copy to our grandson and grand-daughter who live fairly near us, but enjoy going to bed and waking up at their own house on Christmas. This year, we will repeat the process for our newest grandson who loves to have a story read every night before he goes to sleep in Florida. A great twist on a classic tale.
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“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good night!”