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The Night Before Christmas

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

The Night Before Christmas

This classic poem is read to thousands of children on Christmas Eve (24 December, the day before Christmas Day). It was first published in 1823 and has been translated in many languages. Some of the language is outdated but it is still a charming poem and can be useful for learning some Christmas vocabulary. In my family it is a tradition for the father to read it to the children forwards and then backwards! You can see from the photo that our copy of the book is well loved. Thanks for listening. Happy Holidays!

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,With the sleigh full of Toys, and St. Nicholas too.

Discuss1. Who is narrating the poem?2. What was the atmosphere in the house like before St. Nick arrived?3. How does the narrator describe St. Nick?4. How does St. Nick enter and exit the home?5. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem?6. St. Nick is not referred to as a human in this poem. What type of character does the narrator call him?7. Which famous reindeer is not mentioned in this classic? Why do you think this reindeer is missing?

1. The father of the house is narrating the poem.2. The house was silent and peaceful before St. Nick arrived.3. The narrator describes St. Nick as plump and chubby with a large belly that jiggles when he laughs. He has a white beard and he is smoking a pipe. His face is broad and he is jolly.4. St. Nick enters and exits the home through the chimney.5. The poem is written in rhyming couplets.6. St. Nick is referred to as an elf.7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is not mentioned in this poem. This character was not invented at the time the poem was written. Rudolph was mentioned in a song first before the famous movie came out.

Flaws were exposed by the most dominant leagueBut not before we were treated to loads of intrigueA title game without any sight of Saint NickOh how the mighty have fallen oh so quick 041b061a72

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