The REAL Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…actually all the creatures were stirring, awaiting gifts from parents and spouse.

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We all know the famous poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore. If you’re unfamiliar with the name of the poem, surely a few lines will jog your memory…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

Only, that’s not exactly how Christmas Eve is spent in many households, now is it? When’s the last time every creature in the house was still and silent, especially the kiddos?! And speaking of kids, it’s next to impossible to get them to sleep the night before Christmas, let alone to get them to sleep “nestled all snug in their beds.”

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Here’s a more accurate portrayal of most families across the US on Christmas Eve:

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, actually all the creatures were stirring, awaiting gifts from parents and spouse.

On one of those Christmas Eves, after a candlelight service at church, how hard is it to actually sleep? When we were children, we were so anxious for the day to come, for presents and family and the real joy that Christmas brings. Journeybox Media offers a reminder of that happy anxiety and the true joy that Jesus brings in the video below!