Night Before Christmas 2020

Whether it’s a one-parent or a two-parent family, when a child has to go to the Emergency Room at the hospital on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or Boxing Day, it’s hard on everyone in the family.  That’s why Missy Barrett created the “Missy Barrett and Friends’ Night Before Christmas Project.”

The idea was first mentioned in the Missy Barrett story “Bats’n’Cats: A Missy Barrett Hallowe’en Story” published in October 2018.  In 2019, fictional 9-year-old Missy Barrett and her real life friends made this idea a reality for injured or sick children brought to LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville (TN) on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Boxing Day.

Once again, Missy Barrett and friends are putting together 32 small tote bags for Christmas 2020 with needed items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, airline size pillows, water bottles, and fun items such as coloring books, crayons, puzzles, and more.

Missy Barrett’s friends (when you click on their names, you go to their websites) participating in filling these small tote bags are:

You could be part of this project, too!  All you have to do is contact Missy Barrett by email at or through Missy Barrett’s Fan Page on Facebook.