|Bethany Roberts' Christmas Fun for Kids: Christmas Stories|
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(A Visit from St. Nicholas)
|'Twas the night before Christmas, |
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
|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.