Bethany Roberts' Christmas Fun for Kids: Christmas Stories

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(A Visit from St. Nicholas)
by Clement C. Moore
presented by Bethany Roberts' and the Holiday Mice

'Twas the night before Christmas, 
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, 
not even a mouse.   

I hope Santa brings me cheese

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And Mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.