Famous Holiday Poems

Popular Poems for the Holiday Seasons

Holidays are many things to many people. For some, the primary function of a holiday is its religious significance. It is a time when specific spiritual opportunities are available to experience. For others holidays are primarily about family getting together. Most people do not work and so there is an opportunity to renew family bonds. Relatives that you haven't seen in awhile join together with you to celebrate the family that you belong too. People that do not have large families or may not want to join together with them may celebrate with friends.

Classic Holiday Poems by Famous Poets

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  1. A Friend's Greeting

    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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  3. The Year

    What can be said in New Year rhymes,
    That’s not been said a thousand times?

    The new years come, the old years go,

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  4. At Christmas

    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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  6. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    '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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  7. Christmas Bells

    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.

  8. Thanksgiving

    We walk on starry fields of white
    And do not see the daisies;
    For blessings common in our sight
    We rarely offer praises.

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  10. A Nation's Strength

    What makes a nation's pillars high
    And its foundations strong?
    What makes it mighty to defy
    The foes that round it throng?

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  11. Holidays

    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;--

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  12. A Holiday

    The Wife
    The house is like a garden,
    The children are the flowers,
    The gardener should come methinks

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  13. Minstrels

    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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