Harry E. Humphrey - The Night Before Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2009

Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863), wrote the classic poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas" also called "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1822. It is now the tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve. The first publication date was the 23rd of December 1823 and it was an immediate success. This version is read by Harry E. Humphrey and is taken from a 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder.