Die Nacht vor der Grischtdaag

Translated by Thomas C. Zimmerman and Solomon Delong, edited by Walter Sauer

The beloved Christmas poem, “The Night before Christmas,” was translated twice into Pennsylvania German, first in 1896 by Thomas C. Zimmerman (1838-1914), and then in 1920 by Solomon Delong (aka Obediah Grouthomel, 1849-1925). Both versions are presented here, accompanied by the English original and the classic pictures by Thomas Nast (1840-1902), taken from a 1869 McLoughlin Bros., New York, edition. Hardcover. 16 pages.