With my favorite holiday approaching, there is no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than reading and collecting The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. This essential children’s book has long been one of my favorites. When I first began collecting, I knew I wanted to focus on something that I had cherished as a child; so naturally I chose The Night before Christmas books, among a few others. Still a classic to this day, The Night before Christmas encompasses the magic of Christmas that is treasured by children and so often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of the season.
Throughout years of collecting this title, I have learned that a comprehensive bibliography is essential--as is true for starting and maintaining any other collection, especially when there is so much more than the first edition. Nancy Marshall’s The Night before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography holds an important spot on my shelf and is invaluable, since it includes all editions of the title from 1823 to 2000. While I have acquired many of the books included in Marshall’s bibliography, here are a few of my favorites:
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