The Navy's Night Before Christmas

Christine Ford and Trish Holland
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This story, written for military families, is about a visit from the Santa of Sailors to those who can't be home for Christmas.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when way out to sea Not a creature was stirring to windward or lee. The sailors were nestled all snug in their racks Like orders of pancakes, so tight were the stacks.

One Christmas Eve out at sea, some homesick sailors are paid a visit by Master Chief Claus, the Santa of Sailors. This lively and poignant tale was inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic yuletide poem.