The #1 New York Times bestselling edition of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS now includes a special audio CD featuring an enchanting performance of the beloved poem by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges!
Jeff Bridges brings The Night Before Christmas to life like never before with his iconic voice! Thisnew family heirloom edition of The Night Before Christmas comes with a special reading of the poem by Jeff Bridges himself. This #1 New York Times bestselling picture book also features an audio CD of classic Christmas music, a countdown-to-Christmas poster, a keepsake envelope for safe storage of these festive components year-round, and stunning original illustrations by award-winning artist Charles Santore, including a breathtaking four-panel gatefold. Treasured by families worldwide, now you can read along with Jeff Bridges as you and your family count down the days to Christmas.
Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), was a professor at New York City's General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas), was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work.
Clement C. Moore (1770–1863) is an American scholar and poet who is best known for The Night Before Christmas, which was originally published anonymously as “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” in The Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823
Charles Santore renowned illustrations have been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as Snow White, The Night Before Christmas and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work.