Twas The Night Before Christmas – Collection

Here is a collection of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” updated December 26 2022.  The original is below.

Twas the night before Christmas was originally “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.  Click here to read about the origins of the poem.

For the automotive enthusiasts:  Click here for one for the car collectors.  Here is another one for our automotive enthusiasts readers.

Muscle Car style:

’Twas the night before Christmas, the Elves were all busy

Working so hard, they would make you quite dizzy.

The presents were packed in Santa’s Sleigh with care,
In hopes the Grumpy Old Bastard would soon be there;
The Gear Heads were nestled all snug in their beds,
With visions of Muscle Cars dancing in their heads;
And Muscle Car Momma’s sat by the fire with pride,
Hoping to catch Santa, to check out his Sweet Ride.
When out in the driveway there arose such a thunder,
For here came Saint Nick in a Shiny Red Wonder.

Biker style: Click here for one version for our biker readers.

Click here for another version for the bikers.

For the aviators: One for the pilots.  And another one for the aviators.

For the mechanics:  Click here for one version for the mechanics.

Here is one for the soldier.

Here are a few from 2020 (2 COVID style).

Twas the night before Christmas Hotel Style.

A Confederate Night Before Christmas.

Twas the night before Christmas Realtor Style.

Twas the night before Christmas Love in your heart.

Twas the night before Christmas – Sad.

The month after Christmas

And one by Harry – Twas the Night Before the Cruise-in: Click here for Harry’s Twas the night before the cruise-in.

By Clement Clarke Moore

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

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.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

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