Praise for The Night Before Christmas Series:"Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth."--New York Times Book Review"Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston."--Library JournalTEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a true Texas Christmas story, with characters that cowboys and cowgirls everywhere will love. Based on Clement C. Moore's poem, TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is filled with images of the Lone Star State.Santy Claus arrives out of the sky in the midst of a fierce winter storm in a wagon pulled by eight scroungy longhorns. With names like Leadfoot, Waleye, Flopear, Scarface, and Gimp, they give old Rudolph a run for his money.With his fat belly and weathered skin, Santy has seen more than his share of lonely Texas nights. When he slides down a chimney and lands in a warm house with a clumsy thud, he's in no hurry to head back out.With a Santy so endearing he could charm the spines off a cactus, TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will touch the hearts of children and adults of all ages.Rice, James is the author of 'Texas Night Before Christmas', published 1986 under ISBN 9780882896038 and ISBN 0882896032.