Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic lines honored with events to celebrate 200 years in print. Moore inducted into the New York Library Association Hall of Fame in Manhattan at festive event. Over 100 events planned nation-wide to honor the treasured poem.

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- New York City, New York Oct 25, 2023 ( – Author/presenter Pamela McColl has mounted a multi-state celebration tour for the ever-popular poem Twas The Night Before Christmas – first published in Troy, NY on December 23, 1823. McColl is the author of Twas The Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem (2022) and the publisher of Twas The Night Before Christmas, The Keepsake Bicentennial Edition of the Classic Christmas Poem (Grafton and Scratch Publishers).

The poem has been enjoyed by ten generations of children, republished and re-illustrated thousands of times, and is the most often-recited poem in the library of English literature. It has been translated into all major languages including Spanish, Mandarin, and Yiddish.

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Clement Clarke Moore (1779 NY-1863 RI) will be inducted into the New York State Library Association/Writers Hall of Fame on December 19 at Hoffman Hall of The General Theological Seminary, NYC. Events will be held in the state of New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Michigan, Ohio, DC., Maryland, and Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Kentucky, Tennessee,  Indiana.      

“I accessed art collections and combed through archives across America in compiling the material for my publication on the life and times of Clement C. Moore and the poem’s publishing and art legacy. It was an amazing journey through American cultural history.” – McColl

“For the very first time, the poem’s own story is presented. It is a luscious, entertaining tome that took ten years to create.”  David Paul Kirkpatrick, American film producer.

“A delightful and informative exploration of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” for the holiday season.” Kirkus Reviews.

“Whether a library is focused on art, history, popular culture, or Christmas, Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem represents an outstanding work of literature and a compelling read the entire family can enjoy.” Midwest Book Review.

New York Events: 

November 27 Columbia Alumni Event – Penn Club, Manhattan

November 5 Chelsea Christmas Tour – High Line Hotel.  Book signing Barnes and Noble 5th. Avenue. 

December 17 Santa and Elves Time Square with Pamela McColl 

December 17  Chelsea Community Church – Reading of the poem, presentation Pamela McColl, candlelight service. 

December 18 Grolier Club, Manhattan

December 19 General Theological Seminary induction of Clement Clarke Moore into the New York Libraries Hall of Fame, Presentations, Moore family in attendance at reception 5:30-8.  


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