New Book Celebrates the Bicentennial 1822-2022 of Iconic Christmas Poem.
09/02/2022

A new book that presents the 200 year story of the iconic Twas The Night Before Christmas hits bookstores on September 8, 2022.

Online PR News – 02-September-2022 – Vancouver, BC Canada – “Twas The Night Before Christmas/A Visit From St. Nicholas”, was read aloud for the first time on December 24, 1822. A new book that presents the masterpiece of juvenile fiction’s own story hits bookstores on September 8, 2022.

Pamela McColl, author/historian/collector, and authority on the iconic poem, spent a decade compiling material and writing “Twas The Night – The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem”. Grafton and Scratch Publishers ISBN: 978-1-027979-30-3. Hardcover, 300+ color images, 264 pages, $36.00 USD. McColl tours New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut in the fall of 2022.

“A delightful and informative exploration of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” for the holiday season.”- Kirkus Reviews.
“Readers looking for a keepsake holiday celebration suitable for individual study and family sharing alike will find the perfect combination of art and scholarship in Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem…. Whether a library is focused on art, history, popular culture, or Christmas, Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem represents an outstanding work of literature and a compelling read the entire family can enjoy.” - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

“The poem is considered to be the most often recited, most published, and most collected literary work in the English language.” – Pamela McColl

“I accessed collections across America in compiling this book, with the highlight of my research being the discovery of a photograph circa 1850s of poet Clement Clarke Moore (New York, NY., 1779-Newport, RI.,1863). It was a pleasure to share the life story of “The Poet of Christmas Eve” and this rare image with fans of the enchanting lines.” – “Dickens and Irving may have created Christmas dinner, but Moore gave us Santa’s visit with all the trimmings.” - McColl
The poem’s print debut was on December 24, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel Newspaper (Troy, NY). Bicentennial celebrations in honor of the poem are planned for holidays seasons 2022/2023.

In 2012, McColl created a media firestorm for her smoke-free/pipe-free edition of the poem: Twas The Night Before Christmas edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st. Century. McColl (B.A. North American history) is a corporate art consultant/author/publisher.