18 Christmas Poems

Allow our Christmas poems to be a wonderful addition to any card or gift that you plan to give during the holidays. Whether it be for family, a child in your life, or maybe a certain someone who will not be celebrating the holidays with their loved ones this year, we have many poems for you to choose from.

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  1. Grateful Hearts
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Every great Christmas is merry and bright,
    With smiles and holiday, lights hung high.
    Exchanging of presents gathered by family and friends,
    And grateful hearts to bid you goodbye.



  2. Every great Christmas is merry and bright


  3. Just Us Two
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Peace, joy, and love,
    Is what I wish for you.
    On this Christmas morning,
    When we are together just us two.

    Id make this Christmas perfect,
    If I could for you.
    You deserve the very best Christmas,
    That some schmuck like me can brew.



  4. Joyous Bells Are Ringing
    Poet: M. E. B.

    Hark! the joyous bells are ringing,
    "Christ is born," they seem to say
    While our hearts unite in singing.
    Welcome, happy Christmas Day.

    Christmas - Lo, the Lord of Glory
    Leaves His Father's home above,
    To fulfil the wondrous story
    Of His great and matchless love.

    May we all, to thank and praise Him,
    To His holy house repair;
    Show our gratitude by leaving
    Each his Christmas offering there.

    Now our halls are decked with holly
    Shining leaves and berries red,
    Mixed with mistletoe and laurel.
    Now the Christmas feast is spread.

    'Tis the time of sweet reunion,
    Absent ones again we greet;
    Smiles and kisses, gifts, good wishes.
    Tell what pleasure 'tis to meet.

    But, while thus our homes are brightened.
    With the joys we count most dear,
    We may not forget the sorrows
    Of the poor, whose homes are drear.

    There are noble hearts among us,
    That with tender pity bleed.
    For the ills they strive to lighten.
    Hungry ones they fain would feed.

    They will leave the social circle.
    When 'tis sweetest to be there;
    Deeming it a sacred honour.
    In that work of love to share.

    Surely they shall hear with rapture.
    When their gracious Lord they see,
    "As ye did to these. My brethren.
    Ye have done it unto Me."

    In some towns the dear old custom
    Heralds Christmas and New Year;
    Strains of solemn, midnight music.
    Falling sweetly on the ear.

    Children, in their first sound slumber,
    Sent to rest at evening chime.
    Wake, and list with joy and wonder,
    To the "waits" of Christmas time,

    Sick ones, on the bed of suffering.
    Where so little comes to cheer.
    Must be soothed awhile from anguish,
    When those thrilling sounds they hear.

    Saviour, Lord, my soul adores Thee,
    Thou didst come a little child.
    Thou didst live a life of sorrows,
    Thou wast beaten, scorned, reviled.

    Saviour, Lord, our hearts adore Thee,
    Fill us with Thy heavenly grace;
    That when Thou shalt come in glory.
    We with joy may see Thy face.



  5. Are You Ready?
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Sometimes we find ourselves questioning,
    Have I been naughty or nice?
    The year can get away from us,
    We feel like weve rolled the dice.

    But Christmas is not the time to gamble,
    So shape up, Santas coming soon.
    You better start playing nice you see,
    You are not immune.

    I wish you all the best this Christmas,
    I hope you are able to save yourself.
    Itll be Christmas before you know it,
    Theyre almost ready, Santa and his elves.



  6. A Toast To Santa Claus
    Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

    Whene'er I find a man who don't
    Believe in Santa Claus,
    And spite of all remonstrance won't
    Yield up to logic's laws,
    And see in things that lie about
    The proof by no means dim,
    I straightway cut that fellow out,
    And don't believe in him.

    The good old Saint is everywhere
    Along life's busy way.
    We find him in the very air
    We breathe day after day
    Where courtesy and kindliness
    And love are joined together.
    To give to sorrow and distress
    A touch of sunny weather.

    We find him in the maiden's eyes
    Beneath the mistletoe,
    A-sparkling as the star-lit skies
    All golden in their glow.
    We find him in the pressure of
    The hand of sympathy,
    And where there's any thought of love
    He's mighty sure to be.

    So here's to good old Kindliheart!
    The best bet of them all.
    Who never fails to do his part
    In life's high festival;
    The worthy bearer of the crown
    With which we top the Saint.
    A bumper to his health, and down
    With them that say he ain't!



  7. The Child Jesus
    Poet: R. S. Hawker

    Welcome that star in Judah's sky,
    That voice o'er Bethlehem's palmy glen:
    The lamp far sages hailed on high,
    The tones that thrilled the shepherd men:
    Glory to God in loftiest heaven!
    Thus angels smote the echoing chord;
    Glad tidings unto man forgiven,
    Peace from the presence of the Lord.

    The Shepherds sought that birth divine,
    The Wise Men traced their guided way;
    There, by strange light and mystic sign.
    The God they came to worship lay.
    A human Babe in beauty smiled.
    Where lowing oxen round him trod:
    A maiden clasped her Awful Child,
    Pure offspring of the breath of God.

    Those voices from on high are mute,
    The star the Wise Men saw is dim;
    But hope still guides the wanderer's foot,
    And faith renews the angel hymn:
    Glory to God in loftiest heaven!
    Touch with glad hand the ancient chord;
    Good tidings unto man forgiven,
    Peace from the presence of the Lord.



  8. The Shepherds
    Poet: Stella Sorenson

    The shepherd people left their flocks
    Because a song they heard,
    And as they watched beside their sheep
    Their simple hearts had stirred.
    A star, a song, and both, had led
    True hearts to find the way,
    Where in the cattle's lowly shed
    The blessed Infant lay.



  9. Immanuel
    Poet: Harriet McEwen Kimball

    Ring, sweet bells of Christendom,
    Everywhere the tidings tell
    How the Lord to earth did come,
    Ring and tell!

    Swift to seek and save the lost,
    More than merciful He came;
    Glad to pay life's bitter cost,
    Jesus came.

    Prince of peace, the Heavenly King,
    As a mortal babe disguised
    He appeared whom angels sing,
    Earth-disguised.

    In the perfect path He trod,
    Still His footprints mark the way;
    Out to men and up to God,
    Show the way.

    Out to men in love that breaks
    Bread of charity with all,
    And thrice-blessed then I forsakes
    Self for all.

    Up to God in deeds like prayers.
    In obedience to Him;
    And in faith, love's altar-stairs
    Reared to Him.

    Ring, sweet bells of Christendom,
    Far and near the tidings tell
    How the Lord to earth did come.
    Ring and tell!

    Join good Christians, east and west,
    In Immanuel's endless praise.
    And with deeds of mercy best
    Show His praise!

    Still the Christmas angels sing:
    "Glory be to God most high! "
    The eternal echoes ring:
    "God most high!"

    Lift your songs in unison:
    "Peace on earth, good-will to men! "
    Mingle song and life in one
    Wide "Amen!"



  10. Christmas Comes Once A Year
    Poet: Jaoquin Miller

    Upon a gayer, happier scene,
    Never did holly berries peer.
    Or ivy throw its trailing green,
    On brighter forms than there are here,
    Nor Christmas in his old arm chair
    Smile upon lips and brows more fare
    Then let us sing amid our cheer,
    Old Christmas still comes onces a year.

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  2. Merry Christmas One And All


  3. Christmas Countdown


  4. What Christmas Is Not About


  5. A Simpler Christmas Time


  6. Punch's Christmas Carol


  7. Christmas


  8. Christmas Day


  9. A Christmas Carol
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