An Aussie Night Before Christmas Just look at the belated Christmas gift we got from the 2M Gems in Australia. The children hooted and laughed through the whole book. Before Christmas, I had read them several versions of The Night Before Christmas and we had compared them, so we were able to compare this version as well. Much different! The children especially loved the pictures. The one they are pointing to was their hands down favourite. If you can't quite tell why by looking at this picture, click on the picture, and then click on "all sizes" to see a larger version.