The Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore graduated first in his class from Columbia College and was a professor of classics at the General Theological Seminary in New York. In 1822, he wrote 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' ('Twas The Night Before Christmas') for his children. It became one of the most endearing and enduring Christmas poems.
Every December, Manhattan's Church of the Intercession, located on the grounds of Trinity Church Cemetery, has a Clement Clarke Moore Candlelight Service to celebrate his poem. The service ends with a walk to Moore's grave.