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If you picture Santa Claus as plump and jolly and pulled by reindeer, you may have this poem to thank.

The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known as “‘Twas the Night before Christmas,” has inspired the modern image of Santa Claus as a jolly old man sporting red and a round belly - but the poem has been steeped in controversy, leading to a literary whodunit. Read more»