“Twas The Night Before Christmas” Mock Trial

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” a popular poem heard this time of year, most of us can recite at least some of it, but did you know it is clouded by mystery. You see, the real author of the poem is unknown. One Christmas, some residents of Troy, NY decided to hold a mock trial to see if they could figure out who the real author was. The contested authors were Clement Moore and Henry Livingston. The famous line, “Twas The Night Before Christmas” actually comes from the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” The poem was first published anonymously in the Troy Sentinel Newspaper on December 23, 1823 in Albany, New York.

Here is a look at the article that talks about the mock trial, and what the outcome was. Read on for ‘trial” results, and have a Merry Christmas!

St. Nicholas- The Real Story

Santa Claus is real, yes, you heard me correct, and today, December 6th, we celebrate his birth. The real Santa a.k.a. St. Nicholas, was born around 280 A.D. in Patara, modern day Turkey. So how does a Saint born in Turkey become the most popular Saint in Holland, from which the Dutch name Sinter Klaas evolved into our modern day Santa?  Read on for the interesting story.