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Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas

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Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia and St. Nicholas has begun his annual journey southward bringing happiness to youngsters of all ages. In Appalachia, however, it is Christmas with a difference. This delightful addition to Pelican's Night Before Christmas Series transforms St. Nick into a jolly, twinkly-eyed mountain man named Sainty. He has ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 28th 1983 by Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. (first published September 1983)
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Jason
Aug 27, 2016 Jason rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Down-home country folk
Recommended to Jason by: Mama
Shelves: christmas, 2014
I reckon I read this almost every year. It's short, and the artwork is good. It's simply a rustic take on the old Clement C. Moore classic that's rather amusing. It's written phonetically using a rural dialect, so if you're unfamiliar with that, this might be difficult to read. Most people can tell from the first stanza whether or not this will be a chore.

'Twas the night afore Christmas
'Twixt ridgeback and holler,
No critter was twitchin'
Nary hawg dast to waller.

It was the night before Christmas
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This book is an absolute hoot! Its a great twist on the classic poem, and just so much fun. A breath of fresh air into an excellent holiday tradition.
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#30 interesting but hard to read, autographed by James Rice at CCIRA.
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