12 Reads of Christmas Day 8: Another Night Before Christmas
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A pocket sized poem to perk up your pre-Christmas reading, Carol Ann Duffy’s 2010 reimagining of Clement C Moore’s classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is sure to delight children both young and old who have stayed up long into the night to discover a certain red-suited man…
This beautifully illustrated and bound poem is an absolute festive treat for fans of the original poem looking for updates to bring it to a whole new generation. Whilst it centres around the original story, this poem re-centralises the child and puts her at the heart of the magical discovery which is made at the end. Featuring all of the charm of Clement C Moore’s poem, Another Night Before Christmas is set in the modern day and Duffy’s whip-smart, well timed humour perfectly captures the mood of the 21st-century whilst ensuring that the idea of belief and the magic of Christmas remains the central focus.
This is certainly a poem to snuggle up with a share and one which has quickly become part of a Christmas tradition in our house – a tradition of taking classic stories and poems and giving them a new festive spin. Thoroughly recommended festive reading!