Top 10 Christmas Myths

Clement C. Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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“Twas the Night Before Christmas,” also known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” is one of the most popular poems read during the Christmas season. This has been a favorite read since it was published on December 23, 1823 by New York’s Troy Sentinel. By the time it was published, the poem was written by an anonymous poet. In 1836, however, Moore stood up and claimed that he was the writer of the poem. However, relatives of a man named Henry Livingston, Jr. also claimed that the head of their family authored the piece. The authorship of the poem remains up in the air until today. It has been part of the Christmas myths around the world.