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David Emery

'Twas the Spoof Before Christmas

By December 24, 2013

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If there is a more parodied poem in the English language than Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (more popularly known as "The Night Before Christmas"), I don't know what it could possibly be. The meter of "St. Nick" is infectious, its rhyme scheme cheery and simple, its homespun, nostalgic imagery ripe for spoofing. In the spirit of the holiday season, I give you a collection of links to some of the wittier (and, in some cases, just plain strange) homages I've found online. Read on...


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