Short Christmas Poems

Published: May 2019

15 Short Christmas Poems

These short poems about Christmas are perfect for sharing with family, friends and loved ones.

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    Thinking of my family and friends this Christmas and hoping the season brings joy to everyone.

    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.

    I hope the stockings are hung
    And you're filled with wonder.
    There are so many surprises
    For you to ponder.

    May your children be merry
    When Santa brings toys.
    Some for the girls
    And some for the boys.

    I pray you have food
    And plenty to eat:
    Turkey and gravy
    And lots of sweets.

    I hope your family's there,
    Friends and neighbors, too.
    So merry Christmas
    From all of us to all of you.

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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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    It simply states what the reader should find for this season of love and joy.

    Christmas Wishes For You

    • By Sherry Asbury
    • Published: December 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.

    There is a star shining
    in the night sky ... just there.
    It is for you to wish upon
    to keep you safe from care.

    May everything you need
    be yours to have and proclaim
    as you're due; just close your eyes
    and ask it in His precious name.

    Merry Christmas to you, friend.
    Let your season be a blessed one
    filled with love and cheer and more.
    Smile, laugh, and enjoy the fun.

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet who lived from 1807-1882. He experienced tragedy in his life with the unexpected death of two wives. In this poem, he shows that we all have special moments in our lives that we celebrate, and they become our own personal holidays. They are days to remember certain people or events that have impacted our lives. Longfellow uses similes in this poem to show the purity of those meaningful holidays.

    Holidays

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    The holiest of all holidays are those
    Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
    The secret anniversaries of the heart,
    When the full river of feeling overflows;--
    The happy days unclouded to their close;
    The sudden joys that out of darkness start
    As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
    Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
    White as the gleam of a receding sail,
    White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
    White as the whitest lily on a stream,
    These tender memories are;--a fairy tale
    Of some enchanted land we know not where,
    But lovely as a landscape in a dream.

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    It seems children believe Christmas is more about Santa than Jesus.

    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.

    The cool, still air, a glistening frost,
    Smoking chimneys on white rooftops.
    The Christmas tree, the mistletoe,
    Christmas carols, our loved ones at home.

    Christmas is a time for merriment and cheer.
    It's also a time to thank God we're here.
    So when we wake on a bright Christmas morn,
    Remember the reason we celebrate.
    It's the day our Saviour was born.

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    Remember as a child when you were scared to be awake in the night on Christmas Eve? I thought I heard Santa one time, then Mom bent down and kissed my forehead. I'm sure she noticed my tightly squeezed eyes when she moved the blankets off my head.

    Listening For Santa

    Poem About Child Waiting For Santa

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    A squeak on the stairs.
    Could Santa be here?
    Better pull my blankets
    Up to my ears.

    He comes down the chimney,
    That's how he gets in.
    Santa uses magic
    To make himself thin.

    I better keep still,
    Can't make a peep.
    He doesn't leave toys,
    Unless you're asleep.

    My door just opened.
    Someone's by my bed.
    It wasn't Santa after all,
    'Cause Mom just kissed my head.

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    A falling sound in the chimney. Could it be Old St. Nick? Better pull my covers and go to sleep.

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    My poem is about the special feeling of Christmas and what it means to me. This is my first poem ever written on paper.

    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.
    Christmas is sledding over the ice,
    And giving presents feels so nice.
    Christmas is a friend.
    I never want Christmas to end.

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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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    Christmas for me is a time filled with love and joy and family. It celebrates a historical event that forever changed the world as we know it: the birth of Jesus. This time is special because I get to reflect on the year and everything God has done for me. I get to spend time with my friends and family. That's why I love Christmas.

    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

    Families making homemade treats
    Teens with fuzzy socks on their feet
    Dogs and cats sitting by the fire heat

    Shoppers looking for the best gift
    Employees working on their last shift
    Students getting home before the snow drifts

    Choirs singing, "Noel, Noel, Noel!"
    Volunteers ringing little bells
    Candles with winter smells

    Reindeer flying through the skies
    Everyone waking up to a surprise
    That's what Christmas is in my eyes

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    This story was created from my inspiration of each Christmas day and the memories made.

    Christmas

    • By Kolton Myatt
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Coming Together As A Family To Create Memories

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    It is seven a.m.,
    And the snow is falling
    As I look outside
    At the carolers calling.

    I wake up my parents
    And rush to the tree
    To find a room full of presents
    Just for me.

    The hot chocolate is stirring,
    And the food is being made
    As we head to my grandma's
    To visit and stay.

    As I see my family gathered
    And laughing away,
    I think to myself,
    How I love Christmas Day.

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    Christmas is a magical time of year, a time when anything seems possible and we rise above petty differences and unimportant spats to wish the best for people everywhere. Santa Claus is the embodiment of the spirit that encompasses us during this season of happiness and good will. There are those, of course, who find no joy in Christmas, but perhaps with Santa's help, there is hope for them too.

    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.

    The good will he sows so generously
    Wraps us warmly in blankets of cheer,
    And the words that he speaks bring great hope and joy
    To small angels far and near.

    To see a child's hopeful excitement
    As he rests upon Santa's knee
    Or the look of wonder on her face
    When she encounters the magical tree

    Overwhelms my heart with tenderness
    And brings me lightness of mind.
    Santa is here to spread his gift
    Of peace to all mankind.

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    I wrote this poem because it really makes people laugh and think about what happens on Christmas Eve when they are asleep. It also makes you think about the times you may have left your fire burning and what might have happened to Santa.

    What Happened On Christmas Eve

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    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.

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    This poem makes me laugh all the time!! Great poem!

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    A poem celebrating the joy of Christmas by Year 7 students, 2016.

    Christmas Cheer

    • By EmilyKiaraMiaIsabellaPhoebeGraceTamaraKeely
    • Published: December 2016
    The Joy Of Christmas Anticipation

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    Christmas time is here.
    Let's celebrate and cheer.
    The sun goes down, the lights come on,
    When Christmas time is near.
    The sound of sleigh bells fills the air,
    As Santa himself creeps up the stair.

    I hop in bed and close my eyes
    And hope I wake up to a big surprise.
    I wake up to the warmth of the sun,
    Knowing that Christmas day has begun.
    I wait to open my door,
    But all I hear is my dad snore.

    I race my brother to the tree,
    Wondering what presents there will be.
    Then Mum and Dad come down,
    Wondering what gifts we have found!

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    Emily Dickinson was an American poet who lived from 1830-1886. The first volume of her poetry was not published until four years after her death. In this poem, it’s not clear what the speaker was waiting for, but some believe it could be Sue, Emily’s sister-in-law. They spent many years corresponding with each other but had moments of estrangement. Some believe this poem also has religious and spiritual references to touching to cloak of Jesus and crossing over to death. Or it could simply be about waiting for winter to arrive. This poem is composed of quatrains (four-line stanzas) that follow the ABCB rhyme scheme.

    Before The Ice Is In The Pools

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    Before the ice is in the pools—
    Before the skaters go,
    Or any check at nightfall
    Is tarnished by the snow—

    Before the fields have finished,
    Before the Christmas tree,
    Wonder upon wonder
    Will arrive to me!

    What we touch the hems of
    On a summer's day—
    What is only walking
    Just a bridge away—

    That which sings so—speaks so—
    When there's no one here—
    Will the frock I wept in
    Answer me to wear?

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    It is meant to inspire you. My name is Maria. I am 12 years old and this poem is my first poem, and Christmas inspired me.

    Christmas Feelings

    • By Maria Carrion
    • Published: December 2014
    Poem About Christmas With Family

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    That cheerful feeling
    In the air
    With a bit of love
    All around

    The food is on the table
    And the presents under the tree
    Dinner is ready
    So come on, let's eat

    Everyone is at the table
    Eating their Christmas meals
    Because it's the most
    Wonderful time of the year

    Look out your window
    Thank God for letting it snow
    It's the best time of the year
    To spend it with the family

    The night has passed
    And the day has come
    There are presents to open
    And more fun to come

    But it's not about presents
    It's not about food
    It's about family time
    That's Christmas time

    Poem About Christmas With Family, Christmas Feelings

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    For the person who taught me to love the little things about life.

    Another Christmas

    • By Spalvaspagaisu
    • Published: December 2017
    Christmas Without A Loved One

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    Lying down on the ground
    In the cold, fluffy snow
    Forcing angels to stay on the earth
    I was afraid to be left alone

    So I fell, I fell so deep
    Like snow that's falling again
    It's Christmas, it's Christmas again
    But not for me, not without you

    Tonight my heart was frozen cold
    It was dark and soullessly true
    Stars falling down as I made a wish
    Hoping for you to catch me at once

    So I fell, I fell so deep
    Like snow that's falling again
    It's Christmas, it's Christmas again
    But not for me, not without you

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