100 Best Christmas Poems for the Holiday Season

Looking for some Christmas poems to read this Christmas? Allow us to assist you. Here are our top poems about Christmas for the holiday season.

When it comes to Christmas, it’s easy for the traditional holiday customs to become repetitive. You’ve learned the Christmas Bible verses and heard all of the Christmas songs. You’ve had the same Christmas dishes and decorated your home with the same Christmas decorations.

Yes, recurrence is part of the holiday’s comfortable character, but it’s also wonderful to add something new to the seasonal customs every now and then.

Even starting a new Christmas custom, such as reciting or memorizing Christmas poems every few days during December, can be a memorable and impactful experience.

Here are the best Christmas poems you should know if you’re seeking for some poetry to remind you of the festive mood. Famous verses, inspirational verses, and even religious verses have all been included.

May you find great delight in singing these Christmas poetry and hymns with family and friends, or reading them as a reminder of Jesus’ gift!

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1. The Twelve Days of Christmas

       by Anonymous

The first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

The second day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The third day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The fourth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The fifth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The sixth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The seventh day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The eighth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The ninth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The tenth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The eleventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Eleven ladies dancing,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve fiddlers fiddling,
Eleven ladies dancing,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

2. Love Came Down at Christmas

       by Christina Rossetti

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign

3. Music on Christmas Morning

       by Anne Brontë

Music I love – but never strain
Could kindle raptures so divine,
So grief assuage, so conquer pain,
And rouse this pensive heart of mine –
As that we hear on Christmas morn,
Upon the wintry breezes borne.

Though Darkness still her empire keep,
And hours must pass, ere morning break;
From troubled dreams, or slumbers deep,
That music kindly bids us wake:
It calls us, with an angel’s voice,
To wake, and worship, and rejoice;

4. Christmas

       by John Betjeman

The bells of waiting Advent ring,
The Tortoise stove is lit again
And lamp-oil light across the night
Has caught the streaks of winter rain
In many a stained-glass window sheen
From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.

The holly in the windy hedge
And round the Manor House the yew
Will soon be stripped to deck the ledge,
The altar, font and arch and pew,
So that the villagers can say
‘The church looks nice’ on Christmas Day.

Provincial Public Houses blaze,
Corporation tramcars clang,
On lighted tenements I gaze,
Where paper decorations hang,
And bunting in the red Town Hall
Says ‘Merry Christmas to you all’.

And London shops on Christmas Eve
Are strung with silver bells and flowers
As hurrying clerks the City leave
To pigeon-haunted classic towers,
And marbled clouds go scudding by
The many-steepled London sky.

And girls in slacks remember Dad,
And oafish louts remember Mum,
And sleepless children’s hearts are glad.
And Christmas-morning bells say ‘Come!’
Even to shining ones who dwell
Safe in the Dorchester Hotel.

And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window’s hue,
A Baby in an ox’s stall ?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me?

And is it true? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant,

No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare –
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.

5. The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day

       by Aishwarya T Anish

“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
Then to the church to bow before God
And to the market to buy me a gift
I have the fifty cents all for myself”
Fanny jumped happily, she ran out to shop.

Dancing and skipping she went on her way
Across holy Churches,
Across lit up houses
Across snow laden parks and snowy canals
Gardening, sweating
She had made her money.

“I want a present,
A present I want,
I had a hard time to earn these
Christmas is the best time to forget it all”
She cried out with joy,
To the man in the shop

Beautiful pastries and plum cakes a fresh
Packed up in boxes
She left from the shop
But lo! At the end of the street, she did see
A young dainty lady, holding her child
Sobbing away at the plight so sad

Tired she looked, unhappy too
For her baby was sick and hungry too
Fanny stood still and thought for a while
Then the gift to the child, she smilingly gave
The two of them,
Very grateful now, went on their way to their cold little home

Blessed is the child,
Who gift from the heart
Rest she will ever in the arm of her Lord.

6. Let Every Day Be Christmas

       by Norman Wesley Brooks

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

7. Bethlehem of Judea

       by Anonymous

A little child,
A shining star.
A stable rude,
The door ajar.

Yet in that place,
So crude, folorn,
The Hope of all
The world was born.

8. May You Always

       by Catherine Pulsifer

Faith, hope and charity
May we always have these
Not just at Christmas time
But all the year throughout.

We tend to have more faith
More hope and charity
During the season
But can we keep it always

May you always have
Something to hope for
Faith in something bigger than you
And, dreams that come true.

And may you always
Share with others
Your blessings as a result
Of your hopes, faith, and dreams.

9. Real Joy of Christmas

       by Anonymous

The beautiful Christmas holiday,
Makes all of us happy and fine,
You shouldn’t hold yourself back during celebration,
Tis the season of dine and wine.

The real joy of Christmas,
Lies in giving not taking from others,
It is the only joy that increases by leaps and bounds,
When you give it as much as you can to others.

10. A Time for Love

       by Anonymous

Christmas is a time for Love;
a time for Joy and Peace;
A time to trim the Christmas Tree
and a time to stuff the geese.

It’s a time when we can come together,
however far or near;
To shed a little hope into a world
of sorrow and fear.

Yet Christmas could be all year ’round,
if only we would try
To gently wipe an old man’s brow
or soothe a baby’s cry.

If we could smile throughout the year
as we do on Christmas Day;
Just think what happiness we’d shed
along life’s weary way.

To give a gift of Hope
to one who otherwise has none;
To be a Friend to somebody
whom everyone else has shun.

To be Forgiving of our faults,
and of our sisters and our brothers;
To Live in Peace and Harmony
with ourselves and with each other.

Ah, don’t you see that Christmas
is more than opening up the gifts;
It’s more than singing Christmas Carols
and rolling in big snow drifts.

It’s a feeling that can stay with you
throughout each day, all year;
And all it takes is a loving heart
and a sensitive little tear…

Famous Christmas Poems

In this section we have gathered some famous Christmas poems to use for Christmas card poems, so here are a few that fit the criteria. This is a brief free verse Christmas poem that will fit in any Christmas card. Dive in!

1. The Christmas Letter

       by John N. Morris

Wherever you are when you receive this letter
I write to say we are still ourselves
In the same place
And hope you are the same.

The dead have died as you know
And will never get better,
And the children are boys and girls
Of their several ages and names.

So in closing I send you our love
And hope to hear from you soon.
There is never a time
Like the present. It lasts forever
Wherever you are. As ever I remain.

2. The First Christmas

       by Marian Swinger

It never snows at Christmas in that dry and dusty land.
Instead of freezing blizzards, there are palms and drifting sands,
and years ago a stable and a most unusual star
and three wise men who followed it, by camel, not by car,
while, sleepy on the quiet hills, a shepherd gave a cry.
He’d seen a crowd of angels in the silent starlit sky.
In the stable, ox and ass stood very still and calm
and gazed upon the baby, safe and snug in Mary’s arms.
And Joseph, lost in shadows, face lit by an oil lamp’s glow
stood wondering, that first Christmas Day, two thousand years ago.

3. Christmas Carol

       by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Ring out, ye bells!
All Nature swells
With gladness at the wondrous story,—
The world was lorn,
But Christ is born
To change our sadness into glory.
Sing, earthlings, sing!
To-night a King
Hath come from heaven’s high throne to bless us.
The outstretched hand
O’er all the land
Is raised in pity to caress us.

Come at his call;
Be joyful all;
Away with mourning and with sadness!
The heavenly choir
With holy fire
Their voices raise in songs of gladness.

The darkness breaks
And Dawn awakes,
Her cheeks suffused with youthful blushes.
The rocks and stones
In holy tones
Are singing sweeter than the thrushes.

Then why should we
In silence be,
When Nature lends her voice to praises;
When heaven and earth
Proclaim the truth
Of Him for whom that lone star blazes?

No, be not still,
But with a will
Strike all your harps and set them ringing;
On hill and heath
Let every breath
Throw all its power into singing!

4. The Oxen

       by Thomas Hardy

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.
“Now they are all on their knees,”
An elder said as we sat in a flock
By the embers in hearthside ease.

We pictured the meek mild creatures where
They dwelt in their strawy pen,
Nor did it occur to one of us there
To doubt they were kneeling then.

So fair a fancy few would weave
In these years! Yet, I feel,
If someone said on Christmas Eve,
“Come; see the oxen kneel,

“In the lonely barton by yonder coomb
Our childhood used to know,”
I should go with him in the gloom,
Hoping it might be so.

5. C is for Christmas

       by Anonymous

C is for Christ, Son of God, and Lord of Love.
H is for Heaven, blessing each and all from above.
R is for Remembering the words to your favorite carol.
I is for the Icicles hanging inside every barrel.
S is for Stockings stuffed up to the knee.
T is for the Tinsel that Mom wrapped ’round the tree.
M is for Mistletoe hung from the wall.
A is for my Advent Calendars that decorate the hall.
S is for Santa and his eight reindeer.
E is for the Eggnog that fills us with cheer.
V is for Visiting all our family and friends.
E is for Everyone who is sad when Christmas ends.

6. A Visit from St. Nicholas

       by Clement Clarke Moore

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.

7. An Angel Spoke to Mary

       by Kelly Roper

An angel said to Mary, “Fear not.”
And she said, “Let it be done as you say.”
And by the power of the Holy Spirit
She conceived a son that day.

The child within her womb
Was no ordinary babe.
He was the Son of God,
Born into this world to save.

Jesus came to save all sinners
And redeem them for the Lord,
And we celebrate each Christmas
To show Him He is loved and adored.

8. Christmas in the Heart

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

The snow lies deep upon the ground,
And winter’s brightness all around
Decks bravely out the forest sere,
With jewels of the brave old year.
The coasting crowd upon the hill
With some new spirit seems to thrill;
And all the temple bells achime.
Ring out the glee of Christmas time.

In happy homes the brown oak-bough
Vies with the red-gemmed holly now;
And here and there, like pearls, there show
The berries of the mistletoe.
A sprig upon the chandelier
Says to the maidens, “Come not here!”
Even the pauper of the earth
Some kindly gift has cheered to mirth!

Within his chamber, dim and cold,
There sits a grasping miser old.
He has no thought save one of gain,—
To grind and gather and grasp and drain.
A peal of bells, a merry shout
Assail his ear: he gazes out
Upon a world to him all gray,
And snarls, “Why, this is Christmas Day!”

No, man of ice,—for shame, for shame!
For “Christmas Day” is no mere name.
No, not for you this ringing cheer,
This festal season of the year.
And not for you the chime of bells
From holy temple rolls and swells.
In day and deed he has no part—
Who holds not Christmas in his heart!

9. The Three Kings

       by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And the Three Kings rode through the gate and the guard,
Through the silent street, till their horses turned
And neighed as they entered the great inn-yard;
But the windows were closed, and the doors were barred,
And only a light in the stable burned.
And cradled there in the scented hay,
In the air made sweet by the breath of kine,
The little child in the manger lay,
The child, that would be king one day
Of a kingdom not human, but divine.
His mother Mary of Nazareth
Sat watching beside his place of rest,
Watching the even flow of his breath,
For the joy of life and the terror of death
Were mingled together in her breast.

10. There’s more to Christmas

       by Clairel Estevez

There’s More to Christmas…
There’s more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It’s the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It’s thoughtfulness and kindness,
It’s hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!

Short Christmas Poems

Those who are stumped as to what to write on Christmas cards often turn to short verse, such as these short Christmas poems for cards. Check out this list of some inspirational short Christmas poemsthat are readily available to help you out.

1. Christmas Bells

       by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

2. The Spirit of Christmas

       by Stuart Briscoe

The spirit of Christmas needs to be superseded by the Spirit of Christ.
The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal.
The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural.
The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person.
That makes all the difference in the world.

3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

       by Edmund Sears

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

4. I Like to See Christmas

       by Anonymous

I like to see the stockings
I like to see the gifts
I like to see the bells
I like to see the tree
And I like to see Santa
Looking at me!

5. Waiting for Santa

       by Jennifer L. Betts

I think I heard Santa ho, ho, ho.
I could have but I don’t know.
Run to the window, hoping for a sleigh.
Did I just hear a reindeer neigh?
Oh Santa, it is hard to wait.
Why does the 25th have to be the date?

6. Christmas Bells

       by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The star was so beautiful, large and clear,
That all the other stars of the sky
Became a white mist in the atmosphere,
And by this they knew that the coming was near
Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy.

7. White Christmas

       by Irving Berlin

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

8. Reindeer

       by Anonymous

Five little reindeer playing in the snow
The first one said, “Can you see my nose glow?”
The second one said, “Listen to me sing!”
The third one said, “I can hear the bells ring.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s eat the pie!”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready to fly.”
Then clomp went their hooves
And the snow fell white
As the five little reindeer flew out of sight.

9. Christmas Wreaths

       by Anonymous

Our Christmas wreaths are fat and round,
Made of the woodsy things we found.
We tied brown cones upon the green,
And stuck red berries in between.
Upon the wreath on our front door,
We tied red ribbon from the store.

10. A gift

       by Anonymous

This Christmas all I want
Is a gift that money can’t buy.
Such as the warmness of tender eyes
Burning like a fire on the inside.
The pretty smile of quiet lips whispering “I love you” Without needing to speak.
If for Christmas,
You give me a kiss. I promise, my darling, My life yours will be.
If you give me A promise of love; For the rest of my days, My heart will be yours.

Funny Christmas Poems

The funny Christmas poems are very popular. These funny Christmas card rhyme could be used as a family Christmas card verse. These poems can also be used to spice up the holiday season in a fun way.

1. A Chubby Little Snowman

       by Anonymous

A chubby little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny
Looking for some lunch,
Grabbed that snowman’s nose,
Nibble, nibble, crunch!

2. Help Wanted

       by Timothy Tocher

Santa needs new reindeer.
The first bunch has grown old.
Dasher has arthritis;
Comet hates the cold.
Prancer’s sick of staring
at Dancer’s big behind.
Cupid married Blitzen
and Donder lost his mind.
Dancer’s mad at Vixen
for stepping on his toes.

3. The Funniest Face

       by Anon

The funniest face
looked out at me
From a silver ball
On the Christmas Tree!

At first I thought
It was Santa’s elf,
But I looked again and
It was just myself!

4. Milk and Cookies for Santa

       by Kelly Roper

There’s milk and cookies for Santa,
And they look delicious to me.
There are four on a plate on the mantel,
And if I eat one, there will still be three.
Santa’s quite a plump fellow,
Looks like he eats well all year through.
If I eat one more of those cookies,
Santa will still have two.

Those cookies have made my mouth dry,
And now I need something to drink.
That milk is still quite chilly,
A few gulps will do it, I think.

Those cookies were oh so tasty.
I don’t think my tummy’s quite done.
If I only eat one more cookie,
Santa surely can get by with just one.

That last cookie looks so lonely,
He must miss his friends in my tummy.
I’m not sure that I can resist him…
No, I can’t, and he’s certainly yummy!

Uh-oh, Santa’s treat is all gone now.
If I’m caught, I will be in big trouble.
I need to beat feet from the scene of my crime,
And get back into bed on the double!

5. The Day Before Christmas

       by Anonymous

We have been helping with the cake,
And licking out the pan,
And wrapping up our packages,
As neatly as we can.
We have hung our stockings up,
Beside the open grate.
And now there’s nothing more to do,
Except To Wait.

6. Falling in Love with Santa

       by Anonymous

I was sitting on Santa’s lap
And I looked into his eyes
Santa turned me on that day
Much to my surprise.

Warm and sexy
Soft and pink
Infatuated I was
With just an eyewink

He did not know, he could not tell
How he affected me that day
This year I will be impatient till
I can see him again that very way.

Hurry, hurry next Christmas time
Relieving me from my mental morass
Again I will sit on his lap all red
And ask him ‘could I please have you for Christmas?’

7. Keeping Mum

       by Sneha RV

Reindeer wait
by the pane
I see shapes

A present!
Santa thinks
I’m asleep

Smells like mum
lent Santa
her perfume…?

8. Reindeer poop

       by Anonymous

We were awakened when we heard Santa call,
Dash away, Dash away, Dash away all.”
But even we discovered, out on our lawn,
Santa and his reindeer were all gone
With our little chovel we started to scoop,
All of the droppings… “YUCK”, reindeer peop!
But then we so generously filled up your soul.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your seack!!!”

9. Christmas is Coming

       by Anonymous

Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny
In the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny,
A ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny,
Then God bless you.
Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny
In the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny,
A ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny,
Then God bless you.

10. I’ll be Cloned for Christmas

       by Hubert Wilson

I’ll be cloned for Christmas
You can count many me’s!
Please have plenty of food for my multiple brood
And lots of presents for the many me’s to appease!

Christmas Eve will find the many me’s
Where the family screams!
I’ll be cloned for Christmas
But only in multiplying extremes!

Beautiful Christmas Poems

Tell the world what you’re thinking and feeling about Christmas. Share your favorite aspects of the holiday season in these beautiful Christmas poemsthat might be used in a card, a program, or read out at Christmas dinner.

1. O Holy Night

       by John Sullivan Dwight

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, 
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine…

2. It’s Not . . . It Is

       by Anonymous

It’s sharing your gifts, not purchasing gifts;
It’s not wrapping presents,
It’s being present
and wrapping your arms around the ones you love;
It’s not getting Christmas cards out on time.
It’s sending any card, anytime, at the right time;
It’s not having the biggest and best Christmas light display,
It’s displaying the Christ light that comes from your heart;
It’s not Santa coming down the chimney,
It’s Jesus coming down from heaven,
and giving us the gift of eternal life.

3. Little Tree

       by E.E.Cummings

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid …

4. Don’t Forget the Reindeer

       by Anonymous

Hang up the stockings.
Decorate the tree.
Presents placed perfectly.
What a sight to see!
Milk and cookies are out,
Kids are tucked in tight.
There’s so much to do
On Christmas Eve night!
Before you take a snooze
And dream of the next day,
Don’t forget some food
For the friends who pull the sleigh!
You see, reindeer need snacks, too
A little love and fun
To help Santa through the night,
And get the important job done!

5. Let’s Decorate the Christmas Tree

       by Kelly Roper

Let’s decorate the Christmas tree.
First, we’ll put on the lights,
That make the tree shine brightly
When we flip the switch each night.

Next, we’ll add the pretty bulbs
And spread them out just right,
So we can see each one and
Let it fill us with delight.

Next, come the special decorations,
Like 1st Christmas ornaments and such.
It’s these special touches on the tree
That truly mean so much.

Now it’s time for some tinsel
To add a bit more sparkle.
Not too much, let’s spread it out
So the tree will look more artful.

Here comes the finishing touch,
Putting the star on top of the tree.
Just the sight of it always fills
Each heart with so much glee.

So let’s have a cup of cocoa,
And maybe a cookie or two,
And admire this lovely Christmas tree
That we’ll enjoy all season through.

6. A Sunny Christmas

       by Joanna Fuchs

Every year at Christmas time
There’s not a sign of snow.
Instead, we spend our yuletide days
In the sun’s warm cheery glow.

We have the best of Christmas things,
The lights, the gifts, the bells,
(And “snowbirds” who arrive en masse
To fill our beach hotels.)

The glorious weather fits right in
With our happy Christmas mood,
And we can also walk and run
Without having to be snowshoed.

So don’t feel bad for your (location) friends
Who has no snow or ice?
We think our sunny Christmas here
Is a holiday paradise!

7. Christmas

       by M.E. Miro

Christmas is more than a day in December
It’s all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we’ll always remember

8. A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!

       by David Keig

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With dark green needled memories
Of childhood dreams and mysteries
Wrapped present-like in front of me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
I glimpse a past wherein i see
The child that then grew into me
Not forward fast but haltingly.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
A time for being with family
A time that’s gone so fleetingly
Yet lives for always deep in me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
When twelfth night comes whole hauntingly
One lingered look and then i see
No Christmas tree where it would be.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With feelings now felt longingly
No corner in my house to see
The magic of that Christmas tree.

9. Its Christmas in New York City

       by Joseph P. Martino

It’s Christmas in New York City, come and experience
the sights, lights and sounds so pretty

That comprises the rhythm, beat and excitement of our great big wonderful city.

It’s Christmas in New York City, now adorned in her Most glorious dress,
as church elders prepare the nativity scene and the Baby Jesus crèche.

Christmas trees displayed all over town adorned and decorated in Gaily colored lights, bells, reefs and tinsel that glows and twinkle in anticipation of Kris Kringle

Sparkling brightly Day and night…boy oh boy what a magnificent sight.

Christmas tree stands gleaming bright and tall in department stores, promenades, plazas, malls, lawns, and homes.

In department stores all over town Santa is busy making his list for all the girls and boys presents and Christmas toys.

Saint Nick extends his warmest Christmas wishes to all who visit or call,
“Merry, Merry Christmas to one and all”… Here’s hoping, that on Christmas Day snow will fall.

10. Smells of Christmas

       by Bernard Howe

I love the smell of Christmas,
along with all the lights.
Log fires in the fire place,
on those cold winter nights.

The smell of Christmas goodies,
that are baked with tender care.
The smell is just the greatest,
there’s nothing to compare.

The evergreen’s so fragrant,
the smell of Christmas season.
Like the hanging of mistletoe,
that’s done for a good reason.

The red berries of the holly,
in that arrangement on the table.
Which I’m sure is much better,
then Christmas in that stable.

Poinsettia’s all around,
to balance off the garland.
Music boxes everyplace,
bought by my sweet darlin’.

Cinnamon and Peppermint,
fills the air that’s in our house.
And what is stirring in the night,
is not the Christmas mouse.

Those pies that make me drool,
just sitting there on that shelf.
Is as if they were made special,
for that jolly old Christmas elf.

Merry Christmas Poems

Christmas is a great time of year when we gather with family and friends to exchange gifts and express our love. Below merry Christmas poemsare available to share and convey feelings about this lovely time of year.

1. Magic Reindeer Food

       by Anonymous

Be sure to take this magic food
and sprinkle it on the lawn.
On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeers
travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter
will guide them on their way.
And you’ll wake up to Santa’s gifts
on merry Christmas day!

2. Little Pine Tree

       by Anonymous

I’m a little pine tree
As you can see,
All the other pine trees
Are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up
Then I’ll be
A great big merry Christmas tree!

3. Merry + Bright

       by Diane Bohn

Christmas may be over,
The stockings put away.
The chocolate and the cookies
Enjoyed every single day.

Now the New Year’s coming,
All hurry on their way,
To live their busy lives,
No more thoughts of Santa’s sleigh.

Although the season’s come and go,
And Holidays have their cheer,
The spirit of Christ can stay in our hearts,
To warm and bless all near.

I hope you had a merry Christmas,
Full of Christmas spirit,
But more than that I hope your year
Has much happiness and love in it!

4. Merry Christmas

       by Anonymous

Carols in the distance,
Laughter everywhere.  
I can smell Christmas
Floating in the air.

Candy canes and bonbons,
Angels top the tree.
There’s presents over yonder,
One for you and me.

Tinsel wrapping, round and round,
Candles light the night.
Making Santa’s journey
Sparkly and bright.

A very merry Christmas
To your family, my friend.
May your new year bring happiness.
May the joyful times not end.

5. Christmas is Coming

       by Anonymous

Christmas is coming
Christmas is coming my dear friend,
With Bringing in lots of joy,
The music, the galore and so much excitement,
Just like the sound of toy,
Santa will give me something this time,
Which would be all mine,
Merry Christmas!

6. Christmas Day

       by Anonymous

There’s something special in the house.
It happens Christmas Day.
The toys are out,
The coffee’s on.
It’s time for rest
Or play.

All the Christmas running’s done.
The gifts were bought,
The battles won.
The goose was cooked
And eaten up.
The coffee’s hot
Inside Dad’s cup.

The miracle of life appears
To bless our family
Every year.
And so I give my wish to you
To bless your happy family too!
Merry Christmas!

7. Christmas Time

       by Ellen Bailey

Jesus was born at Christmas time
He brought a gift of love to all mankind
His love is there for all to share
It lifts the spirits of people everywhere

No greater man could ever we find
Than this man who was born at Christmas time
He brought great tiding of peace and joy
To every man, woman, little girl and boy

His love lingers in our hearts and in our minds
And surrounds us all at Christmas time
With joyous gratitude, let us together say,
“Merry Christmas, Jesus, Happy Birthday.”

8. A Christmas Carol

       by George Wither

So now is come our joyful feast,
Let every man be jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves is dressed,
And every post with holly.
Though some churls at our mirth repine,
Round your foreheads garlands twine,
Drown sorrow in a cup of wine,
And let us all be merry.
Now all our neighbors’ chimnies smoke,
And Christmas blocks are burning;
Their ovens they with baked meats choke,
And all their spits are turning.
Without the door let sorrow lie,
And if for cold it hap to die,
We’ll bury it in a Christmas pie,
And evermore be merry.

9. Merriest Christmas Ever

       by Snehesh Majumdar

I begun the day today
Wishing Merry Christmas on the way
To all and everyone I met this Day
So I wish you too Merry Christmas by the way!
Do you know the special thing happened
This Christmas, other than which went away?
A big man came to my home,
He is a few days new born,
He is none other than my GRANDSON!!!
The Santa Claus came to me days before
And blessed me with this gift adore,
A treasure, I swear, in my life’s shore!
The first thing I did on this Christmas,
Awoke and wished my Grandson, Xmas,
The innocent one couldn’t understand thus,
But it would be a story to tell afterwards!
All the cakes and pastries and deserts
Brought and bought by his name, Kriansh,
So sad, this little angel can’t taste once
A little bit of the dishes today we share!
Lots of names pouring in for the dear
The expressions of love, later he will hear!
The NAME by which he will be known here and there,
Ibaan and Kriansh, which he will carry and adhere!!!

10. Merry Christmas to My Love

       by Nicholas Gordon

Merry Christmas to my love!
Enjoy the holiday!
Revel where the angels move,
Rejoice in what they say!
Years burn life down to a stub;
Christmas comes and goes.
Happiness lies at the nub,
Refuse of one’s woes.
Inside the husk there is the seed,
Shivering with glory;
The midnight cold, the dire need,
Mere setting for the story.
All the labor, loss, and pain
Sings of beauty born again.

Inspirational Christmas Poems

Christmas is, undoubtedly, the most enchanting season of the year. It’s the time of year when family, friends, and loved ones gather to celebrate and spend time with one another.

To help you enjoy the festive spirit, we’ve put together a compilation of inspirational Christmas poems that will put you in the lively mood. Go through these poems on Christmas in English to get inspiration from.

1. The Christmas Rose

       by Late Poet Laureate England

What is the flower that blooms each year
In flowerless days,
Making a little blaze
On the bleak earth, giving my heart some cheer?

Harsh the sky and hard the ground
When the Christmas rose is found.
Look! its white star, low on earth,
Rays a vision of rebirth.

Who is the child that’s born each year
His bedding, straw:
His grace, enough to thaw
My wintering life, and melt a world’s despair?

Harsh the sky and hard the earth
When the Christmas child comes forth.
Look! around a stable throne
Beasts and wise men are at one.

What men are we that, year on year,
We Herod-wise
In our cold wits devise
A death of innocents, a rule of fear?

Hushed your earth, full-starred your sky
For a new nativity:
Be born in us, relieve our plight,
Christmas child, you rose of light!

2. When Santa Claus Comes

       by EugeneField

A good time is coming, I wish it were here,
The very best time in the whole of the year;
I’m counting each day on my fingers and thumbs —
the weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes.

Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down,
And the wind whistles sharp and the branches are brown,
I’ll not mind the cold, though my fingers it numbs,
For it brings the time nearer when Santa Claus comes.

3. What can I give Him

       by Christina G. Rossetti

Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part:
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.

4. Christmas Spirit

       by Kelly Roper

The smell of pine boughs fills the air,
Pretty silver bells tinkle everywhere.
Sparkling snow covers the ground,
Christmas spirit is all around.

5. God Bless Us Every One

       by James Whitcomb Riley

“God bless us every one!” prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled, and dwarfed of body, yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him,
High towering over all.

He loved the loveless world, nor dreamed, indeed,
That it, at best, could give to him, the while,
But pitying glances, when his only need
Was but a cheery smile.

And thus he prayed, “God bless us every one!”
Enfolding all the creeds within the span
Of his child-heart; and so, despising none,
Was nearer saint than man.

I like to fancy God, in Paradise,
Lifting a finger o’er the rhythmic swing
Of chiming harp and song, with eager eyes
Turned earthward, listening–

The Anthem stilled–the angels leaning there
Above the golden walls–the morning sun
Of Christmas bursting flower-like with the prayer,
“God bless us Every One!”

6. Blessing of Peace

       by Anonymous

Every time a hand reaches out
To help another….that is Christmas
Every time someone puts anger aside
And strives for understanding
That is Christmas
Every time people forget their differences
And realize their love for each other
That is Christmas
May this Christmas bring us
Closer to the spirit of human understanding
Closer to the blessing of peace!

7. I’m Your Christmas Tree

       by Anonymous

I’m your Christmas tree, all brightly lit,
Hung with angels, colored balls, and elves.
Underneath my boughs your presents sit,
If you’ve behaved yourselves.

Why must we wait till early Christmas morn
To open up our brand-new games and toys?
Why gifts for us the day that Christ was born
If we’re good girls and boys?

Now listen to your Christmas tree: I’m wise
In all the ways of faith that you must know.
I’m here because of what I symbolize:
Green through ice and snow.

There is a world beyond what we can see
Where, by grace of God, we can receive
God’s greatest gift: to live eternally,
If only we believe.

Eternal life is what God gave to you
In sending down His son to live on Earth.
This was His gift, so Santa brings gifts, too,
To celebrate Christ’s birth.

The baby Jesus got gifts on this day
Because, like any child, He loved to play.
And so God wants to share this special joy
With every girl and boy.

Believe God loves you as your parents do,
And takes great joy in giving gifts to you.
Live well and love, and evergreen like me,
You’ll live eternally.

8. Love Came Down at Christmas

       by Christina Rōssetti

Lōve came dōwn at Christmas,
Lōve all lōvely, Lōve Divine;
Lōve was bōrn at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Wōrship we the Gōdhead,
Lōve Incarnate, Lōve Divine;
Wōrship we ōur Jesus:
But wherewith fōr sacred sign?

Lōve shall be ōurtōken,
Lōve be yōurs and lōve be mine,
LōvetōGōd and all men,
Lōvefōr plea and gift and sign

9. I Am Blessed

       by Paula Goldsmith 

I am blessed, 
with your wonderful blessings.
I am grateful, 
with your gratefulness.
I am thankful,
with a full heart of thankfulness.

10. Peace on Earth

       by Anonymous

Christmas is the time
We sing ‘Peace On Earth’
As we joyously celebrate
The truly wondrous birth

The Baby, Heaven sent
To shine His Love and Light
Forever changing our world
Through the ages, glowing bright

Jesus, born to be a guide
As He walked His Earthly way
Illuminating the path of peace
We can still follow today

Unconditional Love and compassion
Living each day through our Heart
Forgiveness to others and ourselves
Is the way to make a start

Peace On Earth is our plan
At Soul level we all agree
And slow, but sure, it’s presence
Comes forth for us to see

The Prince Of Peace was born
To be the Christed Light
All man’s dark ages and wars
Could not dim its pure might

And now we have passed
The point of no return
The path to Peace On Earth
We can walk with no concern

For it is now in our sight
Like never on Earth before
As many Lighted Souls
Are living through their Core

They have raised the planet
As the Master taught to do
By following His example
More Christed-Light shines through

Now it may seem that there is
So much going on all around
The darkness is no longer hidden
As the Light-Power is so profound

It is going to take some time
But it speeds up, you’ll see
As more Souls are Awakened
More Peace On Earth there’ll be

Peace begins in the Heart
Of each and every Soul
We all have the choice to make
Is Peace On Earth your goal?

Religious Christmas Poems

The actual meaning of Christmas is described in these religious Christmas poems. In these Christian Christmas poems, the essence of the season and the range of emotions we experience are captured.

1. Noel: Christmas Eve 1913

       by Robert Bridges

A frosty Christmas Eve
when the stars were shining
Fared I forth alone
where westward falls the hill,
And from many a village
in the water’d valley
Distant music reach’d me
peals of bells aringing:
The constellated sounds
ran sprinkling on earth’s floor
As the dark vault above
with stars was spangled o’er.
Then sped my thoughts to keep
that first Christmas of all
When the shepherds watching
by their folds ere the dawn
Heard music in the fields
and marveling could not tell
Whether it were angels
or the bright stars singing.

Now blessed be the tow’rs
that crown England so fair
That stand up strong in prayer
unto God for our souls
Blessed be their founders
(said I) an’ our country folk
Who are ringing for Christ
in the belfries to-night
With arms lifted to clutch
the rattling ropes that race
Into the dark above
and the mad romping din.

But to me heard afar
it was starry music
Angels’ song, comforting
as the comfort of Christ
When he spake tenderly
to his sorrowful flock:
The old words came to me
by the riches of time
Mellow’d and transfigured
as I stood on the hill
Heark’ning in the aspect
of th’ eternal silence.

2. Symbols

       by Charles A. Waugaman

The Cross was at the heart
Of Christmas
The star announced and
Lights beamed a plus into
Our darkness
And ebbing Hope was
Symbols appear both sharp
And simple,
But wondrous sacrifice
They hold.
Alpha*Life and death*Omega
When the whole is told.

3. Candlelit Heart

       by Mary E. Linton

Somewhere across the winter world tonight
You will be hearing chimes that fill the air;
Christmas extends its all-enfolding light
Across the distance, something we can share.

You will be singing, just the same as I,
These familiar songs we know so well;
And you will see these same stars in your sky
And wish upon that brightest one that fell.

I shall remember you and trim my tree,
One shining star upon the topmost bough;
I will hang wreaths of faith that all may see,
Tonight I glimpse beyond the here and now.

And all the time that we must be apart,
I keep a candle in my heart.

4. Going to Church on Christmas Morning

       by Anonymous

Across the world tonight,
Boys and girls await Santa
Claus, while their parents
Destress from long days of shopping and wrapping.
Electronics and bikes and all manner of toys,
Festooned with ribbons and bows,
Glitter temptingly underneath a twinkling tree.
Homemade ornaments sit awkwardly amongst the fancy souvenirs;
Icicles crystallize outside some windows, while
“Jingle Bell Rock” plays on too many radios.
Knowing tomorrow will be special,
Little ones barely pretend to sleep in warm and waiting beds.
Maybe they dream of sugar plums,
Nutcrackers or reindeer or a million other festive things.
Others think drily of marching to church in the morning,
Pressed collars and starched skirts.
Questions of why will fill the air,
Really just begging to return home to presents and play.
Still, like every year, someone will explain,
To the children who do not know and the adults who need to be reminded,
Unlike their presents under the tree, the
Very special present of the season neither sparkles nor glitters.
We go to church to celebrate this gift, God’s gift to us of a Son.
X-ray glasses are no match for the gift of eternal life, but
You might not understand that until you are older.
Zip away your X-ray glasses, and go to church, and thank the Lord in your bedtime prayers.

5. What Christmas Is Really About

       by Kelly Roper

Frantic shoppers crowd the stores,
Buying up bargains by the score.
Do they know the meaning of Christmas?
It’s difficult to tell for sure.

Christmas isn’t a race to see
How many gifts that you can buy.
It’s not about cooking a ham,
Or about baking pumpkin pie.

It isn’t about hanging lights,
Or visiting Santa at the mall.
No it really isn’t about
Any of those things at all.

It’s about the birth of Jesus,
And his true divinity.
It’s about the birth of the Savior,
Who came to redeem humanity.

So stop worrying about those sales,
And getting caught up in distractions
Let’s focus on what’s important,
And be responsible for our actions.

Jesus is the reason for the
season we hold so dear.
So let’s keep the focus on God
As we celebrate Christmas this year.

6. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

       by Charles Wesley

Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

7. Christ Is the Light of Christmas

       by M.S. Lowndes

Christmas joy and lights aglow;
Christmas songs to warm and cheer
Excitement is on the children’s faces
As anticipation fills the air —

But for some, it can be lonely
When loved ones have passed away,
Memories are all that linger
As the years begin to fade

But Christ’s light should never dim;
It should ever shine out bright
Our ray of hope in this troubled world
Is our joy of eternal light

Christmas, when spent with Jesus,
Can warm our hurting hearts,
For as His light shines within us,
Its glow warms our deepest parts.

8. True Christian Christmas

       by Joanna Fuchs

Christmas isn’t showy gifts
Or glittering decoration;
It’s honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
In humble adoration.

It’s serving those less fortunate,
Meeting their needs before our own;
It’s making sure at Christmas time
That no one is alone.

It’s taking what we would have spent
On things that no one needs,
And using it to help someone
With service and good deeds.

Our Savior showed us how to live
With charity, faith and service.
It makes the holidays a joy,
More peaceful, and less nervous.

So let’s remember Christmas is
About our Savior’s birth;
That’s the way to happiness,
The way to peace on earth.

8. Christ’s Nativity

       by Henry Vaughan

Awake, glad heart! Get up and sing,
It is the birthday of thy King,
Awake! Awake!
The sun doth shake
Light from his locks, and all the way
Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day.

9. Remember Christmas

       by Valerie L. Plowman

Red reminds of the blood He spilt
to wash away and cleanse all of our guilt
White is for His actions, most pure.
Through sinless perfection, He did endure.
Green is for the life eternal
we can obtain through our Lord supernal.
The star shines like the one so bright
that twinkled above that first Christmas night.
The fir tree is for many things:
the tree of Jesse–the father of kings,
and for the needles pointing to the Lord–
that little babe we all adored.
The wreath shows one eternal round;
the begin’ of the Lord cannot be found.
The lights remind us that this babe
is the light of the world, and born to save.
The candy cane is for the crook;
not one sheep or lamb the shepherd forsook.
The Christmas bells we love to ring
proclaim joy! The birth of a newborn king.
These symbols remind us that we,
more like the three wise men all now should be.
Earnestly seeking to find the new babe
who humbly in a manger laid.

10. If you look for me at Christmas

       by Jan Mahannah

If you look for me at Christmas, you won’t need a special star –
I’m no longer just in Bethlehem, I’m right there where you are.

You may not be aware of me amid the celebrations –
You’ll have to look beyond the stores and all the decorations.

But if you take a moment from your list of things to do,
And listen to your heart, You’ll find I’m waiting there for you.

You’re the one I want to be with, you’re the reason that I came,
And you’ll find me in the stillness as I’m whispering your name.

Love, Jesus

Christmas Poems for Friends

Poems for Christmas cards should be heartwarming. TheseChristmas poems for friendswere written as verses for a Christmas card. Simply modify “we” to “I” if it’s being sent by a single person. These Christmas poems for cards can also be sent with Christmas gifts.

1. The Joy of Christmas

       by Maddy R. Kohler

Christmas is a loving hug
Or roasting chestnuts on the rug.
Christmas is one’s first snow
And wrapping presents up with bows.
Christmas is sledding over the ice,
And giving presents feels so nice.
Christmas is a friend.
I never want Christmas to end.

2. To All: A Good Night

       by Anonymous

The world lies asleep and awake
Awaiting something
Jingle bells, flying reindeer, good tidings
In the glow of yesterday’s red and green lights.
Tossing and turning with anticipation
With worry
With excitement
With dread
At what might await the world in the morning.
The gift of hope, wrapped with patience and love
Present under some trees
Not yet under others.
We sing to reverent trumpets and strident harps
Grateful for the end of a year that has already
Gifted us enough
And not gifted us at all.
The world lies awake and asleep
Awaiting something
Good tidings, flying reindeer, jingle bells
In the glow of tomorrow’s green and red lights.

3. A Christmas Wish for All My Friends

       by Anonymous

While Christmas bells are chiming, oh, may there come to you
A dear little fairy, who’s always good and true;
The little happy fairy, who drives away dull care,
And makes all things upon the earth seem ever bright and fair.

She’ll whisper to good Santa to bring what you most wish;
So if you have been longing for a fine pudding dish,
She will not, as in by-gone years, forget and bring to you
Something that you do not want, though beautiful and new.

4. My Friends, My Angels

       by Anonymous

I believe in angels
Those helpers who are near
Exactly when they’re needed most,
Then seem to disappear.
I know them when I see them
Whatever their disguise
They’re patient and encouraging
Resourceful, kind, and wise
Yes, I believe in angels
The kind that heaven sends
And I’m surrounded every day
By angels I call friends.
God gave me someone special
When He gave me
A special friend like you
Have a Blessed Christmas!

5. Christmas is a Holiday for Friends

       by Nicholas Gordon

Christmas is a holiday for friends,
However they may be, or not, related.
Remember that the three wise kings were strangers
In search of one remote, uncanny dream.
So may we all be far more than we seem,
Together bound for dark and haunting changes,
More lovely for the loves we have created
Along the lonely paths from means to ends,
Stumbling towards that star of Bethlehem.

6. Year-Round Joy

       by Joanna Fuchs

Christmas is full of shiny things
That sparkle, gleam and glow,
These holiday pleasures dazzle us,
And yet, deep down, we know…

That Christmas has its special gifts,
But our year-round joy depends
On the cherished people in our lives,
Our family and our friends.

7. My Christmas Wish for You

       by Ruth Kephart

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you’ve been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too…

8. With Faith

       by Anonymous

Church bells chime on Christmas morn
In the celebration that Jesus was born.
We gather together on this joyous day,
With all the faithful to give thanks and pray.

9. My Christmas Wish to You

       by Catherine Pulsifer

If I could wish a wish for you,
it would be for peace, faith, and happiness
not only at Christmas,
but for the whole year through!

I wish that there always be food on your table.
That you always give to those less fortunate.
May you always take time to share,
and thank those who have blessed you.

I wish for time, so you may reflect
on the blessings that you have,
and that you express your love
to those who are dear to you.

May you never feel lonely,
because there are those who care.
That you realize: you are special,
you are unique, you make a difference,
not only at Christmas, but all year!

I wish for your thoughts to be positive ones,
that you never quit, that you never give up,
and that you continue to learn.

I wish for the love, and peace of God,
to be yours always.

10. Remembering a Dear Friend with Love at Christmas

       by Anonymous

Did I thank you for the laughter
and the happy times we knew
and your patience as you listened
when I talked my problems through?
And I wonder, did you realise
what your friendship meant to me
or how comforting your kindness
and encouragement could be?
For at Christmas time, as always
all my thoughts have turned to you
for to me, you were so special
and I only hope you knew
You were such a joy to be with
warm and loyal to the end
and I’m missing you this Christmas and
I always will, dear Friend

Christmas Poems for Kids

The kids frequently exchange Christmas verses for cards. Here are few Christmas poems for kids that may be used in a variety of ways. TheseChristmas poems for kindergarten could potentially be used to accompany a Christmas gift.

1. Christmas Recipe

       by Gay Dowling

A pound of fun
And a pound of joy
Make a nice present
For a girl or boy.

A cup of goodness
And a cup of love
Really are gifts
From heaven above.

A pinch of holly
And a pinch of pine –
Now, we know
It’s Christmas time.

2. Why Do the Bells of Christmas Ring?

       by Eugene Field

Why do the bells of Christmas ring?
Why do little children sing?

Once a lovely shining star,
Seen by shepherds from afar,
Gently moved until its light
Made a manger’s cradle bright.

There a darling baby lay,
Pillowed soft upon the hay;
And its mother sung and smiled:
“This is Christ, the holy Child!”

Therefore bells for Christmas ring,
Therefore little children sing.

3. What Happened on Christmas Eve

       by Peyton

Santa came down
The chimney with care.
Below was the fire
With a steaming hot flare.
As Santa squirmed down,
And his bottom was burned.
He threw down the presents
And simply turned.
His reindeer blew
The fire out.
And that’s when we heard him
Let out a shout.
He woke up the neighbors.
We saw him leave.
That’s why there’s no fire
On Christmas Eve.

4. I’m a Little Snowman

       by Anonymous

I’m a little snowman short and fat,
Here is my scarf and here is my hat.
When I see the snowfall,
Hear me shout
“All you children please come out!”

5. Mom is Making Christmas

       by Vicky A. Luong

Cookies baking in the kitchen,
The smell floats through the air;
Mom is making Christmas
with her usual merry flair

The house she gaily decorated,
Each gift she stiched with love,
And we’ll gather around the Christmas tree
for an evening of old-fashioned fun

This evening she’ll sing a carol for us
With her angel’s voice.
Yes, Mom is making Christmas,
A true reason to rejoice.

6. A Ride with Santa

       by OviePedige Tanner

I wish that dear old Santa
Would take me for a ride;
I’d like to drive his reindeer
And sit by Santa’s side.

I’d like to help old Santa
Find all the girls and boys,
So each one might be happy
With Christmas books and toys.

Jingle, jingle, jingle,
Christmas toys we’d bring;
Jingle, jingle, jingle,
How the bells would ring!

7. Snowball

       by Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for its head.
Then, last night it ran away.
But first — it wet the bed.

8. A Christmas Angel

       by Denise Burke

Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree
Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree
I’d give every girl and boy
Lots of Christmas peace and joy
Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree

9. The Littlest Christmas Tree

       by Amy Peterson

The littlest Christmas tree
lived in a meadow of green
among a family
of tall evergreens.
He learned how to whisper
the evergreen song
with the slightest of wind
that came gently along.

He watched as the birds
made a home out of twigs
and couldn’t wait till
he, too, was big.
For all of the trees
offered a home,
the maple, the pine, and the oak,
who’s so strong.

“I hate being little,”
the little tree said,
“I can’t even turn colors
like the maple turns red.
I can’t help the animals
like the mighty old oak.
He shelters them all
in his wide mighty cloak.”

The older tree said,
“Why, little tree, you don’t know?
The story of a mighty king
from the land with no snow?”
Little tree questioned,
“A land with no snow?”
“Yes!” said old tree,
“A very old story,
from so long ago.”

“A star appeared,
giving great light
over a manger
on long winter’s night.
A baby was born,
a king of all kings,
and with him comes love
over all things.”

“He lived in a country
all covered in sand,
and laid down his life
to save all of man.”

Little tree thought of the gift
given by him,
then the big tree said with the
happiest grin,
“We’re not just trees,
but a reminder of that day.
There’s a much bigger part
of a role that we play!”

“For on Christmas Eve,
my life I’ll lay down,
in exchange for a happier,
loving ground.
And as I stand dying,
they’ll adorn me in trim.
This all will be done
in memory of him.”

“Among a warm fire,
with family and friends,
in the sweet songs of Christmas,
I’ll find my great end.
Then ever so gently,
He’ll come down to see
and take me to heaven,
Jesus and me.”

“So you see, little tree,
we are not like the oak
who shelters all things
beneath his great cloak.
Nor are we like the maple
in fall,
whose colors leave many
standing in awe.”

“The gift that we give
is ourselves, limb for limb,
the greatest of honor,
in memory of him.”

The little tree bowed
his head down and cried
and thought of the king
who willingly died.
For what kind of gift
can anyone give
than to lay down your life
when you wanted to live?

A swelling of pride
came over the tree.
Can all of this happen
Because of just me?
Can I really bring honor?
By adorning a home?
By reminding mankind
that he’s never alone?

With this thought, little tree
began singing with glee.
Happy and proud
to be a true Christmas tree.

You can still hear them singing
even the smallest in height,
singing of Christmas
and that one holy night.

10. Hope for the Glittering Day

       by Anonymous

In the loomy, dark, and Cold Christmas night,
I wait for Santa to arrive with gifts,
Laying in my bed and dreaming a lot,
The hope for the glittering next day to arrive.

Final Thoughts on Christmas Poems

We hope so you enjoy this collection of Christmas poems. Everyone have a wonderful Christmas! Christmas is, certainly a lyrical holiday, one that is experienced via the stories spoken from the past and the expectations for the future linked together.

There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of today than with some traditional Xmas poems, whether it’s through bible verses, Christmas carols, or the written word. On this Christmas Day, enjoy the “rhythmical creation of Beauty.”

The media bombards us with pictures of Christmas in today’s world. We’ve been informed that it’s all about exchanging pricey gifts. It is a travesty that in these difficult economic times, parents spends far more than they can afford to please their children. “Money can’t buy you love,” as the saying goes.

A holiday is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about giving gifts that originate from the heart, and it’s about the holiday season’s thousands of years of tradition. Sending these poems about Christmas can also be a good addition to the tradition.

Thanks for going through this incredible collection of Christmas poems. Enjoy the Christmas!

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