Clement Clarke Moore’s original poem, “A Visit From Saint Nicholas,” was written in 1822 as a gift to his children. It was first published nearly 200 years ago in 1823 in the Troy Sentinel newspaper, in Troy, New York.
Clement Moore came from a traditionally religious family. His father, Benjamin Moore, was rector of Trinity Church in Manhattan. He later became bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
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My sibs and I memorized this poem as children, and none of us have ever forgotten a single word!!
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Thank you for your good wishes. We also appreciate your comments, which are well thought out and make us all think!
My two girls in their 20s still insist that I read it aloud to them every Christmas Eve.