In what is becoming a Ship Report Christmas Eve tradition, today’s show includes a reading of “A Coastal Christmas,” a charming local take on “The Night Before Christmas,” about how crabbers and the Coast Guard rescue Santa, his reindeer and his sleigh, and basically save Christmas for the whole world. And turns out Santa is a fan of Pacific Northwest seafood!

A Coastal Christmas was written by Long Beach Peninsula writer Lynette Rae McAdams and illustrated by Astoria artist Sally Lackaff, and is available in local bookstores.