The Night before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore
My favorite holiday story as a child — and to this day — is “The Night before Christmas,” by Clement Clarke Moore. My father was a police officer, and no matter what shift he was working, he always took the time to read us that story. It is one of the best memories of my childhood. I have carried on the tradition with my own children.
— Tallahassee Police Department Chief Michael J. DeLeo