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Clement Clarke Moore,  The Night before Christmas or A Visit of St. Nicholas.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1888.
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McLoughlin Brothers periodically issued updated picture book versions of The Night Before Christmas with modern touches reflecting contemporary culture.  In this case, Santa is carefully consulting a ledger about the “behavioral status” of the children on his gift list.  The tidy shelves, his slanted secretary desk, and even the wastebasket indicate that Santa is a man of business.

Adopted by Elizabeth Kelly-Griswold

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