The magic of A Visit from St. Nicholas

Abraham Villarreal
3 min readDec 5, 2021

I like to recite the poem ’Twas the Night Before Christmas even though I don’t know all the words. The poem’s real title is A Visit from St. Nicholas. Sometimes I just hum it in my head. Other times, I fill in the lines with other words that feel merry enough to make it work.

I like this 19th century poem because it still feels relevant. It’s almost 200 years old and when I hear it in commercials…

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.