Christmas Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists

Christmas Wishes For Family And Friends

25 Christmas Wishes For Family And Friends

These poems have been selected as semi-finalists for the Christmas poetry contest.

  • Christmas Poetry Contest, First Prize $50 Amazon.com Gift Card!
  • Submission Deadline is December 20th. CLOSED.
  • Semi-Finalists Published through December 23rd. CLOSED.
  • Winner Announced: December 24th.
  • The Winning Poem is - My Wish For This Christmas By Jamie Cirello

  1. A Christmas Wish

    Wanting To Spend One Day In The Past With My Family

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    I wish I could go back to the past,
    of Christmases long ago.
    I wish I could see my loved ones
    who have passed on long ago.

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    I was touched that I've brought back a precious memory for you. God Bless

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  3. Christmas Time

    The Spirit Of Christmas

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    At Christmas, lights burn brighter,
    and friendly hugs get even tighter.
    The spirit of Christmas fills the air,
    and people seem to really care.

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  4. My Wish For This Christmas

    Christmas Wishes And Loss Of Loved Ones

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    Christmas is a happy time for friends and family,
    The children are excited as they unwrap presents around the tree.

    Carols are sung and lights twinkle in the night.

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    My Granny has just passed away, but I thought of her more like a mother - we were really close. I have been dreading Christmas because it just makes me miss her more. This poem touched my...

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  6. What Can I Give?

    Being A Blessing To Others

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    I went to church on Christmas morn to hear the angels sing.
    My heart was lifted with every chorus; the rafters, they did ring.
    I sang along with joy in my heart, the greatest sound I've ever heard.
    From "O Holy Night" to "What Child is This?" I cherished every word.

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  7. From Us To You

    Wishing Family And Friends A Blessed Christmas

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    It's Christmas time,
    And I wish you well.
    May the Lord bless you
    With the best of health.

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    Hits home! It's perfect, not to long and straight to the point. I could see this in a Christmas card.

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  8. Forever And A Day

    Creating A Lasting Bond With Loved Ones

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    If I had one Christmas wish
    For family and friends this year,
    We would take the opportunity to strengthen values and beliefs
    We hold so dear.

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  10. Christmas Is Here

    • By Abundance C Nwosu
    • Published: December 21, 2018
    Christmas Traditions

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    Cold days and hard long nights.
    Trees shimmed with tiny lights,
    Their branches pointing ever high,
    Reaching for the midnight sky.

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  11. Ode To A Holiday

    • By Mark Weismantel
    • Published: December 22, 2018
    The Meaning Of A Holiday From Different Viewpoints

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    Upon us now is that time of year again
    When we think a lot about our family and friends.

    The days are short and the nights are cold,

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  12. Gift Of Magic And Love

    Christmas Wishes For Family And Friends

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    'Tis the season for warmth and cheer,
    To be with our family and those we hold dear.
    But what if we are miles away?
    What if we can't be there on Christmas day?

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  13. Santa's Lazy Elf

    Cute Christmas Poem About Working Hard

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    Five more days till Christmas.
    Santa and his crew
    were working overtime making
    children's dreams come true.

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  14. Blessings And Good Tidings

    Tidings On Christmas Eve

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    Rows of houses blanketed with snow.
    Christmas lights lucent and aglow.
    A reindeer, a sleigh, like artwork on display.
    Stories unraveling, brass bells ringing,

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    Though I live in Australia, I can picture the scene in my mind's eye. It's reminiscent of a Charles Dickens scene from Scrooge. I love the poem and appreciate the words and talent of the poet.

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  15. Christ's Advent

    Leading Up To Christmas

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    Silent soft snow descends.
    Lights reflect into the night.
    The world seems to wait,
    Hushed before Christmas's delight.

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  16. What Christmas Means

    What Christmas Should Really Be About

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    Christmas is a time when everyone gathers together
    To share love and bring hope of a light that will last forever.
    At a time like this, there's no such thing as being alone.
    When you're with the ones you love, you'll then learn to grow.

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  17. Christmas Wishes For You

    • By Sherry Asbury
    • Published: December 13, 2018
    Christmas Blessings To Everyone

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    May peace dwell with you,
    may prosperity huddle near.
    May family gather together
    without heartache or tear.

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  18. What Christmas Means To Me

    • By Goshen Z. Rahming
    • Published: December 21, 2018
    Time With Family At Christmas

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    Imagine waking up to that cool winter air
    to see snow drifting and falling into your hair.
    To build snowmen and snow angels and get into snowball fights,
    and to snuggle in front of the fire that cool Christmas Eve night.

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  19. Santa's Gift

    Santa As The Embodiment Of Joy

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    The laughter of eternity's children
    Resides in the glint of his eyes,
    And his joyous laugh, which surrounds us all,
    Leaves an echo that never dies.

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  20. Christmas In My Eyes

    What Christmas Is To Me

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    People saying, "Ho, Ho, Ho"
    Lovers kissing under the mistletoe
    Children playing in the snow

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  21. My Christmas Wishes

    Memories Of Christmases Past

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    I wish for my lost loved ones to spread wings
    So they'd fly back and share all Christmas things,
    Just as they did back in their days on earth
    And the holy birth was a source of great mirth.

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  22. 'Tis The Season For Lots Of Love

    • By Astrid Hardjana-Large
    • Published: December 23, 2018
    Celebrating The Christmas Season

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    'Tis the season for lots of love.
    Gather all friends and family
    And celebrate the joys from above.

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  23. Christmas Day

    The Meaning Of Christmas

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    Across a white December night,
    Each home is filled with candle light.
    The moon shines brightly in a golden sky.
    Stars are twinkling way up high.

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  24. The Joy Of Christmas

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    Christmas is a loving hug
    Or roasting chestnuts on the rug.
    Christmas is one's first snow
    And wrapping presents up with bows.

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    I was honored to know this author's father when he was first born and celebrated many Christmases with him and his Mom and Dad. This poem made me remember the wonderful Christmases we had. I...

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  25. My Childhood Christmas Memories

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    My childhood Christmas memories always make me smile.
    I'll often drift to long ago and stay there for a while.
    Remember singing carols long before the date?
    Of counting days from Halloween, I really couldn't wait.

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  26. Christmas Past, Present And Future

    Remembering A Loved One At Christmas

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    Christmas Past, Present & Future....

    Present

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  27. Wishes

    Christmas Toast To Family

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    The orange glow of the fireplace
    fills the room with Christmas cheer.
    To my family I raise my glass,
    full of wishes for the year.

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  28. Christmas

    Remembering The True Christmas

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    December is here and there's ice all around.
    All the leaves are gone and the soil has hardened on the ground.

    Icy breath as you exhale,

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