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Seeking to create a unified American culture, in the early and mid-19th century Americans created their own fashion for celebrating Christmas – The American Way of Christmas. In this episode we explore that creation and the folks who made it – Washington Irving, Clement Clarke Moore, Charles Dickens, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thomas Nast. Ho, ho, ho -- all this and more” on Episode 29 of The American Tapestry Project.
Most are familiar with the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem that told the world of St. Nick, but not many know of the follow up poem called 'Twas the Night Before New Years' by an unknown author around the 1830's named Carroll Cogswell Givens. Join us for our New Year's Eve special where we test our improvisational skills... I mean, read the forgotten tale of one wild night in a bar that is certain to become a classic story!
This episode is completely different and wanted to try something entirely new for the season. Hope that you enjoy hearing this poem from Clement Clarke Moore from 1823, sourced from "The Random House Book of Poetry for Children" in 1983. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
A very special thank you to the man on the keys, Mr. Ed Bell, playing the Vince Guaraldi classic, “Christmastime is Here”. The poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was written by Clement Clarke Moore, a Biblical scholar and writer in 1823, originally titled, “A Visit From St. Nicholas”. Our poem tonight was vocalized with some help from Emerson Hollis, Callie Goldsby, Ari Keenan, David Grantham, Darius Hankins, Caroline Hollis, Greg Wong, Madeline and Josephine Chandler, Wells Grantham, Royce Wells, and Becca Chandler. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/arbitrage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
My dad used to read ‘‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” every Christmas Eve when I was a kid, after dinner and before we opened our Christmas pjs. So many of you are missing your dads, or grandparents, or the father of your kids. This year, I asked my dad to record the Christmas Eve classic for the show. I wanted you to have a stand-in grandpa, in case you were missing one of your own. From my family to yours, may you have the best holiday season available to you. (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore was first published in 1823) Get in touch: Thanks for listening to this week's episode of Here After with Megan Devine. Tune in, subscribe, leave a review, send in your comments or thoughts, and share the show with everyone you know. Together, we can make things better, even when they can't be made right. Have a question, comment, or a topic you'd like us to cover? call us at (323) 643-3768 or visit megandevine.co For more information, including clinical training and consulting, visit us at www.Megandevine.co For grief support & education, follow us at @refugeingrief on IG, FB, TW, and @hereafterpod on TT Check out Megan's best-selling books - It's Okay That You're Not Okay and How to Carry What Can't Be FixedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hello Interactors,[This is a repost from last Christmas eve. It's a great story worthy of another share!]For all you Christmas celebrators out there, happy Christmas Eve. Since many will be gathering ‘round a Christmas tree, I thought I'd tell the story of its origin. And like so much of American history, it has ties to immigrants and slavery; but in this case — anti-slavery.As interactors, you're special individuals self-selected to be a part of an evolutionary journey. You're also members of an attentive community so I welcome your participation.Please leave your comments below or email me directly.Now let's go…A TREE SO YEE MAY BE FREE“If the morning drives are extended beyond the city, there is much to delight the eye. The trees are eased in ice; and when the sun shines out suddenly, the whole scene looks like one diffused rainbow,—dressed in a brilliancy which can hardly be conceived of in England. On days less bright, the blue harbour spreads in strong contrast with the sheeted snow which extends to its very brink.”These are the words of Harriet Martineau. She was a English writer, journalist, and social theorist who pioneered observational methods that came to influence the field of sociology. One of her more popular books came at the end of her travels through the United States in the 1830s titled, Retrospect of Western Travel. The passage above describes what she saw as she left the Boston city limits in the snow the winter of 1835.You may have images of her bundled up in a one horse open sleigh, over the hills she went, dashing all the way. But according to Martineau, you can let go of any such romantic inclinations. Here's her take on sleighing.“As for the sleighing, I heard much more than I experienced of its charms. No doubt early association has something to do with the American fondness for this mode of locomotion; and much of the affection which is borne to music, dancing, supping, and all kinds of frolic, is transferred to the vehicle in which the frolicking parties are transported. It must be so, I think, or no one would be found to prefer a carriage on runners to a carriage on wheels,—except on an untrodden expanse of snow. On a perfectly level and crisp surface I can fancy the smooth rapid motion to be exceedingly pleasant; but such surfaces are rare in the neighbourhood of populous cities. The uncertain, rough motion in streets hillocky with snow, or on roads consisting for the season of a ridge of snow with holes in it, is disagreeable, and provocative of headache. I am no rule for others as to liking the bells; but to me their incessant jangle was a great annoyance.”And if that's not enough to convince you, she offers up a quote from unknown source that puts a finer touch on the realities of sleighing.“Do you want to know what sleighing is like? You can soon try. Set your chair on a spring board out in the porch on Christmas-day: put your feet in a pail full of powdered ice: have somebody to jingle a bell in one ear, and somebody else to blow into the other with the bellows,—and you will have an exact idea of sleighing.”Martineau was on her way to a Christmas evening celebration at the home of a former Harvard German language professor, Charles Follen. Although, due to scheduling conflicts the event was actually on New Years Eve and not Christmas Eve. The cozy holiday scene that Martineau proceeds to unfold came to be the most, though not the first, read articulation of what came to be the center piece of American Christmas celebration – the Christmas tree.Follen was a German immigrant so perhaps it's not that surprising that a Christmas tree would feature prominently in her story. It's been a long held belief that German immigrants brought their time-honored Christmas tree tradition with them. Though, as we'll soon see, the evolution of the Christmas tree tradition in America paralleled that of Germany.Martineau's account of that evening, while factual, leaves out important historical details as to why she was celebrating Christmas with Follen and his family that night. These were two radical Unitarian abolitionists who bonded over their insistence that slavery be eradicated totally and immediately. Northerner's, and New England Unitarians, were split on the matter of abolition. Follen's convictions are what got him fired from Harvard a year prior.As for Martineau, she was a well known and respected journalist but not yet a public activist. But after attending a women's abolitionist meeting that November, she was convinced she needed to act. She was asked at that meeting to write publicly avowing her beliefs. Being one of the only women writers of her time to sustain herself through writing and still requiring access to America's mainstream elite for her book, she faced an ethical dilemma.Later she wrote, “I foresaw that almost every house in Boston, except those of the abolitionists, would be shut against me; that my relation to the country would be completely changed, as I should suddenly be transformed from being a guest and an observer to being considered a missionary or a spy.…”News leaked of her position on slavery and Boston newspapers ridiculed her. Their headlines spread across the country and she was forced to alter her itinerary. The event she was attending at Follen's home wasn't just a Christmas celebration, but an anti-slavery strategy session. That spring, she (in the company of Charles Follen) took to the road not as journalist, but as an activist.CHRISTKINDLE AND BELSNICKELHistorians and folklorists have determined that the first Christmas tree in America was most likely in the home of a German immigrant in Pennsylvania. But it's unlikely to have occurred anytime before 1810. The first known sketch of a family celebrating Christmas, featuring a small tree atop a table, was not printed until recent decades but dates to either 1812 or 1819.Recall from my November posts on the origins of Thanksgiving, this was also the time when St. Nicholas was also entering the picture in New York. The Christmas tree tradition was also just emerging in Germany at this very same time. The Christmas tree, like Santa Claus himself, wasn't a long held German tradition but a story told by a select group of elites who latched on to a small, isolated, and obscure holiday event that was occurring in what was then Strasbourg, Germany but is now part of France.It was established sometime in the 17th century as a quasi-religious way of judging children on the basis of them being naughty or nice. If you were nice you got a visit that night from Christkindle (i.e. the Christchild) and if you were naughty you got a visit from Hanstrapp; Strasbourg's equivalent of what became known as Belsnickle (roughly translated: St. Nicholas in Fur). This character has echo's of behavior seen by Wassailers during Thanksgiving celebrations where men, often of lower class, would dress up and go door to door, often times even welcoming themselves in. Perhaps this offers a clue into how Santa became a home invader. Though, should Belsnickle determine a child in the home had been naughty, he gifted the parents with a stick with instructions to whip the poor child.The Christmas tree tradition expanded beyond Strasbourg around 1750. Its spread may have been accelerated by a young up and coming writer, naturalist, and scientist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1771. Recall from my October post, that by the dawn of the 18th century Goethe had established himself as the go-to guy by the German government for writing, organizing, and evangelizing his opinions and observations on everything from gardening, to parks management, to economics.He had spent some time in Strasbourg and “discovered in this city a new sense of “German” identity that transformed his larger cultural vision.” His 1774 novel, The Sufferings of Young Werther, is a story of a love triangle that ends tragically. And in the lead up to this tragedy, Goethe writes how young Werther “spoke of the pleasure the children would feel and remembered how in times long past he had himself been transported to paradise by the surprise opening of a door and the appearance of the decorated tree with its candles, sweets, and apples.”It wasn't until 1810 that the Christmas Tree tradition made it's way to Berlin. It was introduced in Munich in 1830 by the Queen of Bavaria. Goethe had inspired a string of writers publishing stories of Christmas trees that were disseminated throughout Europe and the United States. And it was all happening at the same time of the first recorded evidence of a Christmas tree in America – 1820.And then, in 1836, came the first printed image of a Christmas tree in America. It was titled “Christmas Eve” and was featured in a story called The Stranger's Gift. It was written, as you might expect, by a German immigrant. But not just any German immigrant. It was written by Herman Bokum, the professor who replaced Follen after Harvard let him go for his public opposition to slavery just one year earlier.YOUR BOUGHS CAN TEACH A LESSONAfter Follen lost his job at Harvard he was hired by a family to home school their two children. Follen strictly followed a progressive teaching method derived from a Swiss educational reformer named Johann Pestalozzi. Pestalozzi had a child-centered and directed educational philosophy. He believed every child is born with inherently good qualities and it's the teachers role to find them and cultivate them. It's unclear whether Follen's enemies convinced the family to reconsider, the family themselves had a change of heart, or Follen, ever dogmatic in his principles, refused to budge on his teaching approach, but two weeks before Christmas of 1835 he was terminated.It is in this context that Harriett Martineau attended the Christmas celebration in Follen's newly built home on the corner of Follen Avenue outside of Boston. Martineau did not mention Follen by name in her retelling of their Christmas tree celebration, only Follen's son who everyone called “Little Charley.” She writes,“I was present at the introduction into the new country of the spectacle of the German Christmas-tree. My little friend Charley, and three companions, had been long preparing for this pretty show…I rather think it was, generally speaking, a secret out of the house; but I knew what to expect…The tree was the top of a young fir, planted in a tub, which was ornamented with moss. Smart, dolls, and other whimsies, glittered in the evergreen; and there was not a twig; which had not something sparkling upon it… Charley looked a good deal like himself, only now and then twisting himself about in an unaccountable fit of giggling. I mounted the steps behind the tree to see the effect of opening the doors. It was delightful. The children poured in; but in a moment, every voice was hushed. Their faces were upturned to the blaze, all eyes wide open, all lips parted, all steps arrested. Nobody spoke; only Charley leaped for joy.”It was two years before Martineau's book was published. She continued her friendship with Follen until his tragic death in 1841. He was killed when a steamship he was traveling on exploded. His photograph hung on the wall of her home until she died in 1876.And in the intervening years of her book being published, a writer friend of theirs, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, wrote a fictional story called “New Years Day” that included a brief mention of a Christmas tree celebration akin to what actually took place at the Follens. It was published that same year, 1835, making it the first piece of American literature to mentioned a Christmas tree.It's unfortunate America's Christmas tree origin story doesn't start with the telling of Charles Follen and Harriett Martineau and their New Years Eve anti-slavery strategy meeting around the Christmas tree. Not only is their relationship full of intrigue, but the idea of the Christmas tree immortalized as an historic symbol of freedom from slavery seems an appropriate American Christmas tale. Perhaps the story of Follen and Martineau is what we should be reading to children every Christmas eve and not just T'was the Night Before Christmas.Both the story of the Christmas tree as a time-honored German cultural tradition and America's favorite Christmas time fable, T'was the Night Before Christmas, were largely fabricated and perpetuated by a select group of elites on both sides of the Atlantic.Clement Clark Moore, the author of T'was the Night Before Christmas, — and his reactionary New York Episcopalian Knickerbocker friends — were interested in imbuing their Christmas tales with aristocratic authority. In contrast, Bollen and his Unitarian Christmas tree literary acquaintances used the Christmas tree to add momentum to the swelling progressive reformist movement of the 1830s.Stephen Nissenbaum, in his book The Battle for Christmas, explains the similarities between the unfolding of these two events, American traditions, and these two men,“There were important similarities between the antislavery sensibility and the new attitude toward children. Abolitionists and educational reformers shared a joint empathy for people who were powerless to resist the wrath of those who wielded authority over them—slaves and children, respectively. (Both types of reformers had a particular abhorrence of the use of the lash as a form of punishment.)”He continues,“In fact, what Charles Follen did in 1835 is similar in that sense to what Clement Clarke Moore had done more than a decade earlier, although his reasons—Moore was a reactionary, Follen a radical—were profoundly different. But both men had reason to feel alienated from their respective communities, and both responded by turning inward, to their own children, and using Christmas as the occasion for doing so.”And in both cases, literature, and access to it, played a starring role. Nissenbaum, writes,“As it turns out, the most important channels through which the ritual was spread were literary ones. Information about the Christmas tree was diffused by means of commercial literature, not via immigrant folk culture—from the top down, not from the bottom up. It was by reading about Christmas trees, not by witnessing them, that many thousands of Americans learned about the custom. Before they ever saw such a thing, they already knew what Christmas trees were all about—not only what they looked like, but also how and why they were to be used.”It seems another mythical folk tradition is still propagated from the top down more than experienced from bottom up. Recalling Harriet Martineau's American observation that “As for the sleighing, I heard much more than I experienced of its charms.” This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit interplace.io
It's the Night Before Christmas and we wanted to spread a little more Holiday cheer! So here's a Rugged reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. We hope you all have a wonderful Holidaze Weekend and we will see you in 2023!
A special reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas written by Clement Clarke Moore. In this peaceful reading of a special poem we are invited to slow down, pause and reflect on the magic of this season. Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
Since 2016, Brian Earl has been telling the fascinating stories behind our favourite holiday's traditions through the podcast, Christmas Past. Inspired by public radio-style storytelling, Christmas Past provides a lens through which readers can view Christmas as festive, cheerful, strange, and above all, endlessly fascinating. Think: NPR meets Clement Clarke Moore.Now entering its seventh season, Christmas Past has earned a worldwide audience, 1.5 million downloads, and hundreds of five-star reviews. It is the all-time highest-rated and most popular podcast about Christmas.Each short episode of the podcast tells the story behind a Christmas tradition, with the help of a leading expert. Christmas Past has featured historians, CEOs, linguists, botanists, curators, dancers, chefs, postal inspectors, and professional Santa Clauses, to name a few.Episodes also include Christmas memories recorded and submitted by listeners. Christmas Past aims to surprise and delight the listener into a merrier Christmas by telling an engaging story, revealing surprising histories, and recreating the feeling of reminiscing at a family gathering — all in the time it takes to wrap a few gifts.Brian has either been interviewed, or the podcast has received mention, in Vanity Fair, Modern Woman/USA Today, The Financial Times, Best Life, Bustle, Huffington Post, Pop Sugar, and many other local and national media outlets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As Christmas Eve approaches, we wish to share this reading of a poem that was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore, The Night Before Christmas. It's a short piece, but one of the most well known writings about Saint Nick. Our reader of this wonderful poem is Susquehanna County Commissioner Allen Hall. Commissioner Hall was kind enough to have recorded this with us in 2019, and we replayed it last year in 2021 and are happy to bring it to you again this year in 2022. We are also releasing this special episode for the first time on our other podcast, "DIGGING FOR ANSWERS", a partnership between our Association and the Susquehanna County Master Gardeners. And as Saint Nick says at the end of the poem...... "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/howard-burkett/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-burkett/support
As Christmas Eve approaches, we wish to share this reading of a poem that was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore, The Night Before Christmas. It's a short piece, but one of the most well known writings about Saint Nick. Our reader of this wonderful poem is Susquehanna County Commissioner Allen Hall. Commissioner Hall was kind enough to have recorded this with us in 2019, and we replayed it last year in 2021 and are happy to bring it to you again this year in 2022. We are also releasing this special episode for the first time on our other podcast, "DIGGING FOR ANSWERS", a partnership between our Association and the Susquehanna County Master Gardeners. And as Saint Nick says at the end of the poem...... "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/howard-burkett0/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-burkett0/support
In todays episode, we continue with our Christmas theme and explore the Clement Clarke Moore's 1823 poem T'was the Night Before Christmas.Again, our marvelous guide will be William Bennett's The True Story of Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to ChristmasKey Points from the Episode:MM#73 from 2021--Its the most wonderful time of the year.The background and history of the American transition from Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus and how Coca-Cola helped lead the wayA reading of the infamous poem from Clement Clarke Moore's, Twas The Night Before ChristmasOther resources:Music credits: Christmas Piano 3 by GregMusic & Silent Night Choir by Pinkzebra (both found on audiojungle)More goodnessGet our top book recommendations listWant to leave a review? Click here, and if we earned a five-star review from you **high five and knuckle bumps**, we appreciate it greatly, thank you so much!Because we care what you think about what we think and our website, please email David@teammojoacademy.com, or if you want to leave us a quick FREE, painless voicemail, we would appreciate that as well.Be sure to check out our very affordable Academy Review membership program at http:www.teammojoacademy.com/support
Hello everyone! In this episode I talk about my most recent read, Kiss Me Once For Her by Alison Cochrum and take a moment to share with you 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. I hope you enjoy it!Shop: https://bookshop.org/shop/ReadingWithChristineFigs Contact: ReadingWithChristineFigs@gmail.com
Clement Clarke Moore's “A Visit from St. Nicholas” may be the best-known poem in America today. For many it may be the only-known poem besides lyrics to one pop song or another. We are not a poetic people though that was not always true. Americans in the past had a huge appetite for poetry—an appetite we can recover. Of course, Moore's paean to St. Nick is hardly the only Christmas poetry in the world. Christians have been writing poems about the First Coming of Christ as a babe in Bethlehem for two thousand years. As a Christmas gift to you, our listeners, on this podcast Wyoming Catholic College students share from that treasury of Christmas poetry.
Depuis des décennies, l'adresse du Père Noël est fixée au niveau du pôle Nord. Et pourtant, c'est une erreur. Florian Gazan explique d'où vient ce personnage emblématique de la fin du mois de décembre.Depuis tout petit, on nous ment, le Papa Noël qu'on connait, avec son grand manteau rouge et sa barbe blanche, il a vu le jour en plein cœur de New York. Et précisément en 1823. Voici sa vraie histoire, en commençant par un nom : Clement Clarke Moore. Tous les jours à 6h50 sur RTL, Florian Gazan révèle une histoire insolite et surprenante, liée à l'actualité.
A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLASA Christmas poem from Clement Clarke Moore 1779 - 1863Read along with A Visit from Saint Nicholas by downloading the free book here.Visit our YouTube channel at Magical Storybook: English Nanny Bedtime StoriesSPONSOR OUR STORIESIf your business would like to collaborate with Magical Storybook: English Nanny Bedtime Stories, or if you would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, visit our website. www.magical-storybook.com The MusicCentral Park by Quincas Moreira
Tonight, we'll read “The Gift of the Magi” a short story by O. Henry, followed by the poem “The Night Before Christmas.” Published in 1905, this O.Henry story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. “The Night Before Christmas” is formally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and written by Clement Clarke Moore, anonymously published in 1844. — read by V — Support us: Listen ad-free on Patreon Get Snoozecast merch like cozy sweatshirts and accessories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, firstname.lastname@example.org or @townsquaretalk. Artistic Director and founding company member of Dance Theater of Harlem, Virginia Johnson, discusses her 40-year career in dance and the legacy of one of the most recognized ballet companies. The company is in the Houston area this week, visiting schools and providing outreach and education initiatives for local students. Here are some of their public events. For the full list, visit PerformingArtsHouston.org/education Many Hues, One Line: Dance Theatre Harlem dancers will join Houston Ballet dancers for a panel discussion moderated by Virginia Johnson at the Houston Ballet dance lab on December 6, 2022, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Freedmen's Town tour: Dance Theatre of Harlem company members will take a tour of Houston's Freedmen's Town Conservancy on December 8, 2022, to learn about Houston's history. Public Master class: On December 10, 2022, at Houston Ballet, intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to challenge and expand sharpen their ballet technique in a masterclass led by Dance Theatre of Harlem company members. Registration is $20 and limited to 35 pre-professional and professional dancer participants. Holiday in the Tre: On December 10, 2022, Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers will attend the annual Holiday in the Tre festival at Houston's Emancipation Park, leading a workshop and offering a meet & greet for festivalgoers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mini performance at Wheeler Baptist Church: Dance Theatre of Harlem's last event of the Houston Residency will be a performance of their work Holy, Holy at Wheeler Baptist Church, during the 11:30 am worship service on December 11, 2022. In the new year, Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at Jones Hall on February 3 – 4, 2023. For more information, log on to PerformingArtsHouston.org. Then, we shift topics to discuss St. Nicholas. We hear his name in Christmas songs, but who is he? What is his relationship to the modern image of Santa Claus? Today, December 6th, is St. Nicholas Day, a day to celebrate the saint of the same name who was known for his kindness and generosity. Celebrated with parades, singing, and a hope to receive some treats in exchange for good behavior, this holiday certainly rings familiar. We talk with an expert on how St. Nicholas inspired Santa Claus, his evolution in America over the years, and the origins for all the attributes found in the modern image of the Christmas mascot, from the red suit to the flying sleigh with reindeer. Plus, we discuss equivalents of Santa Claus found in other countries from over the world and how their traditions compare with our take on the gift bringer. Guests: Virginia Johnson Artistic Director and Founding Company Member, Dance Theatre of Harlem Robert Thompson Director, Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture Trustee Professor, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, and other apps
"A Visit from St. Nicholas", more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously under the title "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. The poem has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" and is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today.
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Pamela McColl joins Christmas Clatter to celebrate 200 years of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (also commonly referred to as “ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas”). Check out her new book “Twas The Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem” which provides a collection of illustrations, literature, and history related to Clement Clarke Moore's widely-read poem.“Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem” by Pamela McCollTwas the Night Before Christmas: Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st CenturyFollow Pamela McColl on Twitter and her WebsiteChristmas Planner-----Support Christmas Clatter----Sweet Christmas MerchBuy Me A Coffee-----Affiliate Links-----Virtual Studio-Ecamm LiveGraphic Design-CanvaPodcast Host-BuzzsproutAffiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support my channel at no additional cost to you.
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