Cuairt San Nioclás (’Twas the Night Before Christmas) Shortlisted – Gradam de Bhaldraithe 2023
The Night Before Christmas and ‘Twas the Night Before
Christmas has been called “arguably the best-known
verses ever written by an American” and is largely
responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus
from the mid-nineteenth century to today. It has had a
massive effect on the history of Christmas gift-giving.
Before the poem gained wide popularity, American ideas
had varied considerably about Saint Nicholas and other
Irish-Language translation of the famous Christmas poem.