‘Twas the Nightcap Before Christmas

Katie Blackburn
Illustrated by Sholto Walker

The nation’s favourite festive poem is given a brilliant tipsy twist: the perfect Christmas gift for parents everywhere.

Out of stock

Date Published
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.

Dad suggests a sherry ‘To keep us both going’,
in the cosy front room with the firelight glowing

Then out comes the Baileys. And mum hits the rum. Hours of merriment and a stocking-clad tango later, they drift off to sleep – the living room in disarray, the presents unwrapped and their careful Christmas preparations in ruins. But come morning it seems a mysterious visitor has saved the day …

This tipsy twist on the nation’s favourite festive poem is the perfect gift for harassed parents everywhere.


Katie Blackburn lives in London with her husband and young child. She is the author of Where the Wild Mums Are,Where the Wild Dads Went and Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep.

Read More
Also Recommended

Browse a selection of books we think you might also like, with genre matches and a few wildcards thrown in.