Night Before Christmas 2021

How “The Night Before Christmas” Arrived in The Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel On December 23, 1823 In 1821, a printer and bookseller named William B. Gilley and an illustrator named Arthur Stansbury published an eight-page booklet titled The Children’s Friend: A New-Year’s Present to the Little Ones from Five to Twelve.


A Slavic figure associated with the winter solstice


Christmas in Christendom,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine – January 1873


Rode an eight-legged flying horse named Slepinar