‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Today, we had a few events, but for the most part, it was a quiet day. Most of our staff have gone home, and I’m probably among the few who are still doing a bit of work. Being that Christmas falls on a Thursday this year, some places may decide to take a super long holiday weekend, and stay off until Monday the 28th. Not us! We have too much work to do. This weekend, while a little bit slower than normal, is still fairly busy for us, with some corporate events and even some weddings happening. So if you need anything, even if you booked most of your equipment through a competitor, but they can’t/won’t help you out with a last-minute request, feel free to call.

    And since it’s such a special occasion, follow the link below to read the timeless poem by Clement Clarke Moore, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    This poem was first published in the Troy, NY, Sentinal newspaper on December 23, 1823. Initially, Clement Clarke Moore published it anonymously. He was a college professor, he did not want to be associated with such an “unscholarly” verse. However, over time it has become loved by all, young and old, and continues to be one of the most recognized Christmas poems.

    Interestingly, it paints a picture of Santa in a much different light than what we think of today, and in the process, solves the age-old question: “how does such a big man fit into a chimney?” Simply put, Clement Clarke Moore imagines St. Nicholas (never called Santa Claus in the poem), as “little” (little old driver, little mouth, little round belly). His sleigh is “miniature”, the reindeer “tiny”. Simply put, St. Nick is an elf. A jolly old elf. Speaking of Elf, best Christmas movie of all time!

    I guess the only mystery left is how he carries toys for ALL girls and boys on that tiny little sleigh. Some things we will never know…. but don’t fret about it. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

    JOHNNY TSU