Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): Late last year, Canadian independent publisher

and smoking cessation advocate Pamela McColl decided to "update" the nearly 200-year-old poem by deleting mention of the stump of his pipe and the wreath of smoke around his head--a move she hopes will deter children from picking up a pack.

The cover of the book, published this month by Grafton and Scratch and, according to Ms. McColl, picked up this week by Indigo booksellers, proclaims to have been "edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the 21st century."

from National Post: After 200 years, Santa kicks a bad habit: Publisher, activist edit Twas The Night Before Christmas, take away St. Nick's pipe
then Global Montreal: After 200 years, Santa kicks a bad habit: Twas The Night Before Christmas takes away St. Nick's pipe


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