In the collective story “Twas the night before Christmas” the author Clement Clark Moore, brings you the experience of a warm and quiet night before Christmas.
The setting is put in a warm, cozy house that is completely still and soundless. I describe it like this because Clement uses the words, all through out the house “not a creature wast stirring, not even a mouse”
Stockings hang from the chimney with care in anticipation for StNicholas to come soon. The chimney brings warmth and comfort into the quiet house while keeping the children snug in their beds.
As the children sleep their dreams of dancing sugar plums reflects their excitement for the morning to come and the satisfaction of unveiling many presents.
Mom and Dad sound asleep after a very long night, both looking forward to as much sleep as the can get.
However, it was not long until there was noise that was coming from the lawn.
Dad being the man of the house goes to check it out. He finds not what he expected but, a sleigh and eight reindeer.
It was St.Nicholas. He was dressed for the snowy cold winter long nights.
With him he brought toys to fill the children’s dreaming wonders.
His character alone shined happiness throughout. The Dad felt safe with a wink of his eye and shake of his head.
He did not speak but worked quickly to fill the stockings. Magically, when he laid his finger on his nose and gave a nod, away he went back up the chimney.
He was a busy man because he did not stay long. When flew away he was Wishing all a Happy Christmas and to all a good-night.
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