TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Lighting of candles prior to members of the Church of the Intercession, and visitors join in a procession to the grave of Clement Clarke Moore in Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in Upper Manhattan in New York on Sunday, December 23, 2012. The church has been holding a reading of Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for 102 years, the longest running Christmas tradition in New York. A wreath is laid and a prayer and the singing of "A Christmas Carol" takes place at Moore's gravesite. (© Frances M. Roberts)
Lighting of candles prior to members of the Church of the Intercession, and visitors join in a procession to the grave of Clement Clarke Moore in Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in Upper Manhattan in New York on Sunday, December 23, 2012. The church has been holding a reading of Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for 102 years, the longest running Christmas tradition in New York. A wreath is laid and a prayer and the singing of "A Christmas Carol" takes place...
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