"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a Christmas-themed episode of the preschool children's television series Super WHY!, originally aired on PBS Kids in the United States and in Canada on CBC Kids on December 9, 2008. The episode is also aired on PBS Kids Sprout in the United States.


SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.

Super Why, the super hero alias of Whyatt Beanstalk, along with his friends, Alpha Pig (alias The Littlest Pig of The Three Little Pigs), Wonder Red (alias the titular character of Little Red Riding Hood) and Princess Presto (alias Princess Pea, the daughter of the Princess of The Princess and the Pea), collectively known as "The Super Readers", fly into C. Clement Moore's famous poem "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" to ask why Santa Claus delivers gifts to children, this after wondering the same question on Christmas Eve. Throughout the story, Alpha Pig uses his letter net to catch falling toys with letters attached, Princess Presto writes out the word "snack" to help find Santa, and Super Why changes the story at a house with no chimney to a candy cane ladder to help Santa Claus enter a home, and afterwards, Santa gives the Super Readers a ride in his sleigh. Throughout the episode, viewers are encouraged to find red glittery letters to spell out a "Super Story Answer" to Whyatt's question about Santa, which is revealed to be "HAPPY", which is how Santa makes children happy every Christmas by making and delivering gifts.

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A book adaptation of this program was published by Grosset & Dunlap and released in September of 2008.

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WildBrain "Twinkle's Wish" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas Special! • "SheZon's Greetings"
Studio B Productions Snowden: Raggedy Ann & Andy's Adventure • "Snow Biz" • The Legend of Frosty the Snowman • "Jungle Bells" / "Goat of Christmas Presents" • "Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas" • "Fangs for the Memories" • "Hearth's Warming Eve" • "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Day" • "Christmas Evil" • "Hearthbreakers" • "Charles Dickens" • "A Hearth's Warming Tail" • "Robert Edwin Peary" • "The Hearth's Warming Club" • My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever
CINAR / Cookie Jar Entertainment "Madeline's Christmas" • The Real Story of O Christmas Tree • "The Night Before Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Present Ever" • "Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson" • "Sally Cat's Christmas Dream" • "The Big Apple Christmas Caper" • "Santa Needs Help" • "Christmas Star" • Arthur's Perfect Christmas • "Caillou's Christmas" • Caillou's Holiday MovieGotta Catch Santa ClausThe Velveteen Rabbit • "A Holly Johnny Christmas" • "That's Swellaphant!"
DIC Entertainment The Littles Christmas Special • "Christmas Memories" • "North Pole Cat" • "Xmas Marks the Spot" • "The Year Scroogenip Swiped Christmas" • "Koopa Klaus" • "Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush" • "Christmas in July" • "The Night Before Cave Christmas" • A Christmas Adventure • "Merry Christmas, Super Dave!" • Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas • "Across the Delaware" • A Hollywood Hounds Christmas • "Do Not Reboot 'Til Christmas" • "Kilo Is Coming to Town" • "It's a Gorganus Life" • "Madeline at the North Pole" • "Just Like Old Times" • Twas the Night Before BumpyJingle Bell RockSonic Christmas BlastThe Adventures of SnowdenA Christmas Carol • "Holiday on Ice" • "A Gadget Boy Christmas All Around the World" • "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" • "Witchmas Carole" • "The Christmas Phantom" • "Berry Merry Christmas" • "Santa Claw" • "The Claw Who Stole Christmas"
Ragdoll Productions "Christmas Tree" • "Making Christmas Cards" • "Crackers" • "Christmas Carols" • "The Perfect Tree"
Decode Entertainment "Santa Sword is Coming to Town" • "Secret Santa" • "Last Day of Christmas" • "A Very Sadie Christmas" • "His Master's Choice" • "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" • "The Nutcracker" • "The Happy Holidays Issue" • "How to Make a Christmas Miracle" • "Lobster Claus is Coming to Town"
Halifex Films "A Song For Everyone" • "The Holiday Tree" • "A Wish World Christmas"
Iconix Brand Group A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas Tales • "Berry Merry Christmas" • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is Coming" • "Christmas is on Its Way"
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