The Night Before a Canadian Christmas

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Author: Troy Townsin
Jennifer Harrington

Polyglot Publishing


9.5" x 10"

32 pages

'Twas the night before Christmas and all around the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a moose….

Readers of all ages will laugh out loud at all the Canadian references in this hilarious version of the night before Christmas.

There are children in long johns snug in their beds while visions of poutine dance in their heads. Santa replaces his reindeer with a team of beavers - Gretzky, Trudeau, Shania, Loonie, Bob, Doug, Suzuki and Toonie.

A musical version of The Night Before a Canadian Christmas has been recorded by K.A.S.P. and is available on A Moose in a Maple Tree: A Canadian Christmas Compilation along with many other hits by top Canadian artists. Click here for more details.

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  • 5
    Sweet story

    Posted by Stephanie aka grammaLaska on 9th Nov 2019

    Very nice quality book, sweet variation on a tradition. I bought for my 6 year old grandson. I’m burning a candle tonight.......

  • 4
    Appeals to adults and to kids

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Dec 2016

    Glad there's a Canadian version of a classic Christmas story. The book includes a wide variety of canadiana: moose, beavers, poutine, hockey, CBC, Hudson's Bay Company, CPR, skidoo, Toonie, Shania, Gretzky, double, double, etc. Glad Tory Townsin (the author-originally from Australia no less) had the initiative to put his inspiration to print!

  • 4
    Such a Delight

    Posted by Nicole Lemon on 8th Dec 2016

    What a great way to preserve the memories of the two years my son spent in Canada. I had to purchase it because of the reference to Poutine.

  • 5
    Sligthly late for Christmas - but perfect for any season

    Posted by Stefan "Mooseman" Sattler on 28th Feb 2015

    It took a while to get the package delivered to Germany, but it was worth any minute. Reading it several times and looking up some of the unknown "Canadian specials" I now feel best prepared for Canada :-) I am looking forward until my son is good enough in English to read it himself!

  • 5

    Posted by wanda on 27th Dec 2013

    really cute Canadian all the way . got it for my son-in-law to read to the munchkins

  • 5
    Some Fun with a Classic

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2013

    What can be better than beavers pulling Santa's sleigh? Possibly children who dream of poutine. This book is a keeper.

  • 5
    Awesome book

    Posted by Melly on 19th Nov 2013

    Such a cute book. Bought a copy last year for myself and I had to get another for my friend's kids in Texas. A great take on the classic Christmas story

  • 5
    Lotsa laughs!

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2012

    It's is my favourite of the 3 books that I bought!! Could be a bit dated With the references of persons that young children may not be familiar with in years to come, but all in all I love this Canadian twist to an all time classic!!!

  • 4
    a good canadian read

    Posted by Sherrin on 21st Dec 2012

    I liked all the Canadian refrences but I had to look up Cowichan sweater and I still don't know how to pronouce it. LOL Thanks for this book. I will read it on Christmas Day to my family.