Twas the night before Christmasas Nick packed his freightof gifts to take to thePeninsula State. He just couldn't waitfor this visit each year'Cause hockey fans thereleft him not milk, but beer. At U of M, Dearborn,Nick cheered Wolverines;Then next, Greenfield Village-can't miss Ford's Museum! He called to his deer,"Motor City's in swing!Let's check out the Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings, "And more of Detroit'sentertainment big leaguers,Like Motown's Aretha,Madonna, Bob Seger." Nick, Rudolph, and reindeerjoined in with the dancing,Then shaking their bootiesthey headed for Lansing.Carabine, Sue is the author of 'Night Before Christmas in Michigan', published 2004 under ISBN 9781586854522 and ISBN 1586854526.