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Video: A twist on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Added on Friday, December 23, 2016

Written by Nicole Nicklin, online communications manager at The Salvation Army, based on the popular poem

Please join us by the fire for a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This twist on the popular poem tells the story of those helped by The Salvation Army, thanks to your support.



‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town,
Not a creature went hungry, nowhere in sight was a frown.

The fridge was stocked by generous neighbors with care,
In hopes they’d helped a family’s Christmas meal be prepared.

The children were nestled, all snug, warm and fed,
No more hunger pains to keep them from bed.

Memories were made on Christmas Eve in the snow
Thanks to a coat and mittens from someone they didn’t know.

The elderly woman no longer shivered with a chill,
after the social worker helped pay down her utility bill.

The homeless man slept in a warm place with delight,
accepting the invitation out of the frigid night.

The widower, though alone, smiled on Christmas Day,
after a friend from The Salvation Army came over to pray.

The working mom surprised her kids with gifts under the tree,
each kid opening their gift from the toy drive with glee.

All were helped because neighbors decided they mattered,
By joining together to give, fears and tears they shattered.

This is the story of Christmas for those helped because of you,
We hope that this Christmas, you’ll feel blessed too.

Merry Christmas and thank you from The Salvation Army.