In honor of Christmas I wanted to share this article from last year about a politically correct version of The Night Before Christmas. Bowdlerizing takes its name from a minister and went through and made changes in Shakespeare. People have been “improving” original versions for centuries, they are never as good as the original and in this case I think takes it to far. So be a rebel not only during Banned Book Week, but all year and read the original version of The Night Before Christmas.
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