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SantaClaus.com has a collection of antique, illustrated versions of Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," more popularly known as "The Night Before Christmas" or "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" online. The versions on this page are selected covers from Twas The Night Before Christmas after 1950 so that you know what to look for! Alibris may have copies of some of these books if you are interested in them.

Santa Claus also has a list of the "Top Currently Available Twas The Night Before Christmas" books. These books are some of the best 'Twas the Night Before Christmas editions that are currently available. If you think we're missing one, let us know in the SantaClaus.com Christmas Forums.


For books published after January 1, 1964, only cover images are provided (under the "fair use" provisions of copyright law). These are nice editions, even though most are still somewhat old. Abebooks.com and Alibris may have copies if you are interested. Some of the illustrations in the books below are great, so it is too bad that many are out of print! Other books between 1923 and 1963 that are still protected under copyright law also only have covers provided.

Likewise, Santa Claus has a list of the "Top Currently Available Twas The Night Before Christmas" books with books that are some of the best 'Twas the Night Before Christmas editions that are currently available.
You can purchase two great ones by following the Amazon links below.

Twas the Night Before Christmas
1975
The Night Before Christmas, Tasha Tudor, Rand McNally and Company - great illustrations, Follow the links below to find a copy! (638)
Night Before Christmas, Rene Cloke Twas the Night Before Christmas
1980
The Night Before Christmas, Rene Cloke - Award Publications Ltd (???)

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Numbers in the parentheses [()] represent Nancy Marshall's numbers, her book is a wonderful reference, which is available below. Some editions do not appear in her book and they are marked with "(???)".
The Night Before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem

For more information about Moore and the authorship of A Visit from St. Nicholas, please see the wikipedia entry. Also, There Arose Such a Clatter is a nice site for more history!


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