Cover of a 1912 edition of the poem, illustrat...

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" (edition published in 1912 -- Image via Wikipedia)

‘Tis the season of web-browsing for holiday education and edification. Upon doing so, “yule” find no shortage of entertaining sites, and below are just a few with a bit of an academic bent. Enjoy and happy holidays!

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays
The History Channel presents videos about holiday origins and traditions (scroll down for links).

http://www.thebookofdays.com/index.html
For Victorian flavor, see Hillman’s Hyperlinked and Searchable Chamber’s Book of Days (visit “Topics” to see some interesting reading about Christmas. Book published 1869; site hosted by Emmitsburg.net).

http://www.bartleby.com/
Bartleby.com is a great place to search for online books. Head to the “verse” tab and type in “Christmas” for a series of seasonal poems, including the full text of Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”).

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