'A Visit from St. Nicholas', also known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, it became a popular poem which has been set to music and recorded by many artists.









Well, as many a family tradition includes the reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, a few of your favorite country stars took time to read it for you. Those artists include: Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Craig Morgan, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Dolly Parton and others.

So, as we settle in with family and friends on this Blessed Christmas Eve, enjoy the classic tale of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and a Very, Very Merry Christmas from Maine's Country Station, Q-106.5.

Click below to listen to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas