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Name: The Night Before Christmas read by Keith Morrison
Category: Christmas History and Traditions
Date Added: 2015-11-06
Submitter: Michael Rielly

Keith Morrison Reads "The Night Before Christmas" | NBC News



The Night Before Christmas read by Keith Morrison

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Nick Hudson

I have been reading this story every morning for a month working it out the way I want it.. They only thing I prefer is Merry Christmas not Happy Christmas. Adds some thought to the way I read it. 

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Michael Rielly

When Clement Clarke Moore penned - A Visit From St. Nicholas (T'was The Night Before Christmas) "Merry Christmas" had a much different meaning than "Happy Christmas". At the time to be "merry" meant a very different thing. Merry is a reference to "merriment", which is implies celebrating noisily and often included indulging in drinking.

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When Clement Clarke Moore penned - A Visit From St. Nicholas (T'was The Night Before Christmas) "Merry Christmas" had a much different meaning than "Happy Christmas". At the time to be "merry" meant a very different thing. Merry is a reference to "merriment", which is implies celebrating noisily and often included indulging in drinking.

Indeed it did. Dickens references Bob Cratchit's Christmas celebration in the following lines...

"Hallo!" growled Scrooge, in his accustomed voice, as near as he could feign it. "What do you mean by coming here at this time of day."

"I am very sorry, sir," said Bob. "I am behind my time."

"You are?" repeated Scrooge. "Yes. I think you are. Step this way, if you please."

"It's only once a year, sir," pleaded Bob, appearing from the Tank. "It shall not be repeated. I was making rather merry yesterday, sir."

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Steelwheels

Not sure why there are two posts for these video readings but...

Definitely one of the best readings I've heard.


 

 

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Not sure why there are two posts for these video readings but...

Definitely one of the best readings I've heard.


 

 

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