Clement MooreClement Clarke Moore
, a Bible
professor at New York City
's General Theological Seminary, in an 1836
reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas
, was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work. The poem appeared anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel
on December 23
, and was reprinted frequently thereafter, with no attribution until Moore's name was added to it. Moore's authorship of it has been questioned.