Clement Moore’s The Night Before Christmas: Special Church Edition
The Complete Poem—with Notes by Stephen Skelton
Also includes four reflections on Peace, Hope, Joy & Love
In America, the reason you are able to
celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ
is The Night Before Christmas.
Today in America, we celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. But for two hundred years, Christmas was a cultural battleground. While Christians tried to honor the birth of Christ, others kept the time as a drinking holiday. Early on, the battle seemed lost when, in colonial Massachusetts, the seasonal drinking became so rampant, the Puritans outlawed Christmas.
Then, a Christian seminary professor wrote a Christmas poem. And, as its phenomenal popularity swept the country, it proved to be the pivotal victory for the Christian side. For within its words was coded a Christian message of reconciliation. The seminary professor was Clement Clarke Moore—and the poem was The Night Before Christmas.
This Christmas, celebrate the season with The Night Before Christmas: Special Church Edition—and discover how America’s most famous Christmas classic brought reconciliation to a country and the celebration of the birth of Christ back to Christmas!
With an additional section which uses the poem to illustrate four reflections on Peace, Hope, Joy & Love, this 44-page book is an ideal gift to give your members and visitors this Christmas.