Famous Holiday Poems

Popular Poems for the Holidays

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


1 - 10 of 12

  1. Chanukah Lights

    I KINDLED my eight little candles,
    My Chanukah-candles--and lo!
    Fair visions and dreams half-forgotten
    To me came of years long ago.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 109
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 40
    • Rating 4.45
    • Poem of the Day
  2. Advertisement

  3. 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

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1385
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 194
    • Rating 4.38
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

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

  4. '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;

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1354
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 357
    • Rating 4.34
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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!...

    Read complete story

  5. Advertisement

  6. 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?

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 392
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 220
    • Rating 4.23
    • Poem of the Week
  7. Thanksgiving

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 268
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 69
    • Rating 4.20
    • Poem of the Day
  8. The Eternal Riddle

    Israel, my people,
    God's greatest riddle,
    Will thy solution
    Ever be told

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 54
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 127
    • Rating 4.19
  9. Advertisement


  10. New-year's Eve and New-year's Day

    Good bye, Old Year!
    And with thee take
    Thanks for the gifts to every land
    Thou broughtest in thy bounteous hand,...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 115
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 45
    • Rating 4.16
  11. The Feast Of Freedom

    I REMEMBER in my childhood
    From my grandfather I heard
    Charming tales of gone-by ages
    That my soul so deeply stirred.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 13
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 19
    • Rating 4.16
  12. 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;--

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 274
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 92
    • Rating 4.00
  13. Before The Ice Is In The Pools

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 180
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 79
    • Rating 3.89

1 - 10 of 12

Back to Top