Famous Christmas Poems

Published: December 10, 2018

Famous Christmas Poems

8 Famous Christmas Poems

Classic poems about Christmas by famous poets. Famous religious Christmas poems such as The Holy Night By Elizabeth Barrett Browning and The Holy Night By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

The classic poem which created the Santa Claus we all know and love, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore and poems by Edgar A. Guest about good old fashioned wholesome Christmas cheer.

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  1. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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    '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;

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    I remember hearing this poem as a little youngster. I would also read this to my daughter and nephews each year right before Christmas! It is a wonderful poem to share with your family!...

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  2. Ring Out, Wild Bells

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    Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
    The flying cloud, the frosty light;
    The year is dying in the night;
    Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

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  4. Christmas Bells

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    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I heard the bells on Christmas Day
    Their old, familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet
    The words repeat

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    It's wonderful. I love how he added that he believes in God. Best poem ever.

  5. A Friend's Greeting

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    I'd like to be the sort of friend
    that you have been to me;
    I'd like to be the help that you've been
    always glad to be;

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    Same. I am 11-years-old, and I want to be a really good friend to my best friend and be a great girlfriend to my boyfriend.

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  7. At Christmas

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    A man is at his finest
    towards the finish of the year;
    He is almost what he should be
    when the Christmas season is here;

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  8. Minstrels

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    The minstrels played their Christmas tune
    To-night beneath my cottage-eaves;
    While, smitten by a lofty moon,
    The encircling laurels, thick with leaves,

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  9. Christmas Carol

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    The kings they came from out the south,
    All dressed in ermine fine;
    They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
    And gifts of precious wine.

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  10. The Holy Night

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    We sate among the stalls at Bethlehem;
    The dumb kine from their fodder turning them,
    Softened their horned faces
    To almost human gazes

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