Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Eve and a poem

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

I'd be most surprised if there was any HINT of a mouse in our house.  Imagine what our reputations would be if one of those furry little things was seen here!  But a visit from Santa (St Nicholas), would be quite a different kettle of fish (yum, what a lovely thought).

This poem, "A Visit from St Nicholas", was published in the early 19th century and attributed to Clement Clarke Moore

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The poem has inspired many parodies, adaptations and references in popular culture eg in the film "Die Hard", Theo alerts his friends to the SWAT team's arrival with the first line of this poem, and in the Garfield comic strips of December 1983, the text of the poem was drawn above scenes of Garfield acting as the storyteller.  Even a "Tom and Jerry" cartoon featured the first line.
Enough culture, back to mice......counting them is a very good way to fall asleep.........nite.


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