’Twas the Late Night of Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul Review & Giveaway (Open to US & Canada)

**I received the product featured below free of charge in order to do an honest review. My thoughts are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**


 ‘Twas the Late Night of Christmas

by Ann Whitford Paul

This delightful retelling of the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas finally gives Mrs. Saint Nick a starring role and the recognition she deserves.
“Twas the Late Night of Christmas and all through the house
Everyone was exhausted, even the mouse.
The children were whining. The house was a mess.
Mom slumped in despair from all of the stress.”
What family can’t relate?!
‘Twas the Late Night of Christmas is the perfect gift for hassled, sometimes overwhelmed families who can still appreciate that being a little frantic doesn’t ruin the true meaning of the crazy-making time of year called Christmas!
Follow Mrs. Saint Nick’s blog for a countdown to a stress-free Christmas! http://mrssaintnick.wordpress.com/
And find out more about Ann and her other books here: http://annwhitfordpaul.net/

My Review

I love books, especially Christmas books so I was excited to review this book. When the book arrived, I was very excited because this book was definitely more a book for me than my kids. It’s a great book and I thought it hit the nail on the head on how I feel on the late night of Christmas. Christmas day always arrives very early at our house and after going from one grandparent’s house to another and the whirlwind of Christmas gifts…by the end of the night my children are exhausted and whiny and my house is a disaster.


I loved reading the story and I read it to my kids as well and they liked it okay, but I think I got more out of it then they did. The pictures are fun though and my kids did enjoy looking at them. I would LOVE it if I had a Mrs. Saint Nick come and clean up the Christmas mess. I loved how she says that she has to come and clean up her husband’s mess. Isn’t that what all wives usually end up doing? I found it hilarious and definitely helped validate my feelings of Christmas night.


Be sure to check out Mrs. Saint Nick’s blog for a countdown to a stress-free Christmas. I think this book really helps to remind us to just enjoy the holiday….and wish for our own Mrs. Saint Nick to come down our chimney! This is a great Christmas book and I would highly recommend you check out ‘Twas the Late Night of Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul.


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  1. Kimberly Schotz says:

    As hard as I try there always seems to be too much to do the night before Christmas.

  2. Sarah Elston Yurga says:

    I am NEVER in bed before 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve

  3. Vickie Couturier says:

    my grandkids come over on Christmas morning for pancakes and gifts,,its so much fun and excitement,,yes I can relate

  4. It is chaos! The night before my parents, my brother, and his family have all been over so we have numerous lawn size garbage bags of ripped up wrapping paper, boxes, and bows. The family is whining about eating leftovers because I am too tired to cook and I just want to go to sleep.

  5. Kathy Davis says:

    I try to plan for an easy night on Christmas Eve. Church, hot cocoa and cookies, and sneaking gifts into the stockings…. so I hope I don’t relate.

  6. I remember staying up late so everything would be ready for Christmas.

  7. I still make christmas cookies while watching christmas movies. My Mom and I use to do that on christams eve and I do that now with my kids.

  8. Donna Jacoby says:

    Now that there aren’t kids in the house, I’m in bed early for work the next day. Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. vera wilson says:

    That’s one night the kids are too excited. Very hard to get them to bed early. But that’s what Christmas is all about (children). Thanks for the contest.

  10. We read a Christmas related book after leaving “reindeer food” on the lawn so that Santa can find his way to us. We have already baked special cookies and leave those out with the milk.

  11. Christine Yvonne Groce says:

    Chistmas has always been a spcial time for me; from when I was a little girl to now as a grandmother to 6. We always gather and make it a festive, fun, family time.

  12. Christmas eve, my family exchange gifts while we eat together. The next morning, the kids find out what santa brought and we all head to church and come back to a huge feast!

  13. Rowdy Boys Mom says:

    Yep, this book is a reflection of me. 🙂

  14. Yes I can relate, even with best intentions it seems to be ME!

  15. megan tilley says:

    This is my first year being a mommy so I think my Christmases are going to start to change. On Christmas eve night we usually do Christmas with my mom’s family. I really would love to go to a Christmas service but my daughter will be four months so we shall see what happens!

  16. Karen Drake says:

    By Christmas night my house is a mess and I am worn out..lol..I would love to win this book.

  17. Carolyn Daley says:

    I enjoy Christmas evening with my family. It is a little stressful around the holidays, but I am not really worn out like the characters in the book.

  18. Most of the time, Christmas Eve is pretty low key for us, but that could be because the babies are usually fast asleep. Thankfully they haven’t really figured out calendars yet.

  19. I like the quiet of Christmas Eve; I ‘m not sure that I can relate.

  20. Laurie Emerson says:

    I can definitely relate. Christmas Eve is chaotic. I am always doing last minute wrapping, shopping, trying to put toys together and looking for more tape to use as I always run out!

  21. christina kunze says:

    Hectic,still wrapping gifts,kids excited and wont sleep lol

  22. While the kids sleep, us parents are certainly a-stirring on Christmas night, playing Santa, and prepping for Christmas day! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  23. Busy, busy, busy. We normally have to go somewhere for a few hours and then we come back and try to get the kiddo to settle down and asleep so I can finish doing what needs to be done around here. If I am in bed before 1 a.m., I count that as a win.

  24. My kids get very excited on Xmas night..I sure can relate to this book!

  25. It’s usually very busy and hectic with last min shopping. I can relate to this book =)

  26. Melanie Montgomery says:

    It’s so hard to sleep the night before Christmas, so yes I can relate.

  27. Christmas night is usually everyone opening gifts, we do ours a little backwards! Spoiled. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

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