[This is a revised version of a page created by Bill Evans. -- MJD]
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...
Yes, boys and girls, we've all heard those lines many times before. They comprise the opening stanza of Clement Moore's classic holiday poem, "The Night Before Christmas." Beloved though it may be, this is a piece that is ripe for satirization. There are dozens of versions of the poem -- some funny, some obscene, some just flat-out weird. And it should come as no surprise that many of these revisions reside on the Web.
Here are a few.