night before christmas, and the name santa claus?

how many times is the name Santa Claus used in the night before christmas?

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  • 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And Mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap. When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window, I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on theʙʀᴇᴀsт of the new-fallen snow gave a lustre of mid-day to objects below. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came, and he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name. Now Dasher, now Dancer, Now Prancer and Vixen. On Comet, On Cupid, On Donder and Blitzen. To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall. Now dash away, dash away, dash away all. As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with a sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too. And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof, the prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my hand and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack. His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry. His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of his pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly, and it shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know, I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying a finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down from a thislte. But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.

    Santa Claus - 0

    St. Nicholas/St. Nick - 4

    Source(s): The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
  • I dont recall them saying Santa Claus in the night before Christmas, I thought they said St. Nick. But I could be wrong!

  • Night before christmas

  • I dont actually think they said santa claus at all cause everyone in halloween town called him 'Sandy Claws'

  • Pretty funny story. I really enjoyed it! Just two questions: 1.) Why didn't you ask this around Christmastime? 2.) Speaking of which, what was your question, anyway?

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  • None... It was St. Nick


  • Why am i so tired and hot at night?

  • once that I recall

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