Track Title:               The Night Before Christmas

Album Title:               Christmas Through The Years
Prime Artist:              Louis Armstrong
Producer:                  Rod McKuen
Written by:                Moore


Lyrics:
Twas the night before Christmas

           and all thru the house,

        not a creature was stirring,

             not even a mouse.

        All the stockings were hung

         by the chimney with care

        In the hope that St. Nicholas

            soon would be there.
              Then what to my

      wondering eyes should appear,

             A miniature sleigh

          and eight tiny reindeer.

              A little old driver

             so lively and quick,

             I knew in a moment

             it must be St. Nick.
        And more rapid than eagles

            his reindeer all came

        As he shouted, "On Dasher"

        and each reindeer's name.

         And so up to the housetop

          the reindeer soon flew,

         with the sleigh full of toys

            and St. Nicholas too.
        Down the chimney he came

          with a leap and a bound

         He was dressed all in fur

          and his belly was round

            He spoke not a word

        but went straight to his work

         And filled all the stockings

          then turned with a jerk.
            And laying his finger

              aside of his nose,

              then giving a nod

          up the chimney he rose

          But I heard him exclaim

          as he drove out of sight
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night".
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