The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore ~ pics, Charles Clement ~ Whitman, 1955
First off, I wanna thank Dooce for her awesome shout out yesterday, and welcome all you new folks that came wandering that way. Next I wanna say get ready because my Christmas books come down from the attic today along with my ever growing number of red and green plastic tubs filled will all kinds of holiday junk. I feel exhausted just thinking about it. That said, here's a little sweet pea I found the other day...
Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
My son has known this story by heart since birth practically, and what is annoying about having 20 different versions of the same tale (with ever so slight variations) is that he constantly interrupts to point out the differences. Still, I can't help collecting every one I come across. Besides, talking away differences is way easier than explaining to my bird-nut-of-a-son why every Christmas cartoon features penguins when he knows darn well there are no penguins at the North Pole. Har.
This one is the perfect purse size, and every time I see an old 25 cent price tag on a book it makes me wish I had a time machine. How much fun would I have traveling back to an old time five and dime... Makes me crazy to think.