"Dateline" fans have an unexpected holiday gift this year thanks to host Keith Morrison.

In a special episode of the "Dateline" podcast, Morrison reads "The Night Before Christmas." The description for the bonus content reads, "Grab your kerchief or cap and then settle down for a long winter's nap. Keith Morrison will take care of the rest..." A tweet promoting the new clip can be seen below.

On Monday, the official Dateline Twitter account revealed that Morrison would also be releasing a reading of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" via podcast.

Typically, the podcast is used as a vehicle for storytelling that works in accompaniment with episodes of the popular NBC crime show. Recently, one titled "Detective Story" followed the case of Sherri Rasmussen's murder, which was covered on the Nov. 22 episode of the show.

Earlier this year, Morrison revealed 25 facts about himself in an interview with Us Weekly to give fans a better idea of who he is outside of the show. While he didn't speak on his enjoyment of classic holiday stories, he did share that his favorite line in a written work comes from Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!" ("A person's a person, no matter how small"). He also revealed that he used to enjoy calligraphy and that he still becomes very nervous when speaking in front of a live audience.

Additionally, he gave a few behind-the-scenes facts about his time on "Dateline," including that during the earlier days of the show he enjoyed working on stories that revolved around animals and that his two rules for interviewing include preparing and listening intently.

All episodes of the "Dateline" podcast, including "The Night Before Christmas" episode, can be found here.

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A festively decorated Christmas tree standing in a farm's garden is slightly covered in snow in southern Germany on Dec. 8, 2014. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images