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'Twas the night before Christmas . . . and Texasis ready and waiting for old Santy to appear. You may know the story, butyou've never heard it like this before. Based on Clement C. Moore's poem, Texas Night Before Christmas is filled with images of the LoneStar State.It is an icy Christmas Eve as this Texas family prepares for Santy's visit.A great ruckus arouses Pa, and he spies Santy himself in full Western garb: rawhide suit, Stetson, and cowboy boots. He fills the young'uns' waiting boots, then warms himself a while before leaving for his next stop. As Ma and Pa losesight of him in the fog, Santy calls out, Merry Christmas, y'heah? Andy'all have a good night James Rice is one of the nation's leading creators of children's books withmore than one million books in print. Other titles in Pelican's famous NightBefore Christmas series include An Irish Night Before Christmas, Redneck Night Before Christmas andGullah Night Before Christmas . The classic CajunNight Before Christmas, which Rice illustrated in 1973, has more than389,000 copies in print. Also Available TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
With a team of eight Longhorns, Santa arrives at a sod shanty and drops down the chimney to fill the young'uns' boots with toys.