Short Christmas Poems
Let these short Christmas poems be ones that you share in your Christmas card messages or in emails. Words to encourage and spread joy during this wonderful season of the year! A short verse to bring someone a wish, a smile, or just to let them know you are thinking of them during this Christmas.
Are you going home for Christmas? Have you written you’ll be there?
Going home to kiss the mother and to show her that you care?
Going home to greet the father in a way to make him glad?
If you’re not I hope there’ll never come a time you’ll wish you had.
Just sit down and write a letter — it will make their heart strings hum
With a tune of perfect gladness — if you’ll tell them that you’ll come.
Edgar A. Guest
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Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead; nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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May the best gifts of Christmas be yours:
The gift of love.
The gift of hope.
The gift of joy.
The gift of peace.
The gift of happiness.
The gift of Jesus!
Over 2,000 years ago
The world was set aglow
With the birth of a little one
Who was God’s son.
A gift from our Lord
One whom we adore.
We only have to believe
and then we receive.
I am sending you this Christmas jingle
Hoping that you are found by Chris Cringle.
May your holiday be merry and bright
And, may Jesus fill your home with light.
Christmas is a happy time;
People sing, and glad bells chime.
Songs are different, every one;
And everybody who sings has fun.
Christmas time is oh so near
Children so excited you can hear them cheer
Enthusiasm and excitement fill the air
And people show love in how they care.
Take the time to enjoy the season
And be thankful for the reason.
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas seasons here;
Then he’s thinking more of others than he’s thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing,
Returns to you glad.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Christmas brings a world peace
For all to wonder and fighting does cease.
A miracle it seems, impossible to achieve
But nothing is impossible for those who believe
The sun’s glory lies on the mountain
Like the glow of a golden dream,
Or the flush on a slumbering fountain
That wakes to dawn’s roseate beam.
So the year’s day dies in a glory,
And dying, like sunrays unfurled,
Casts the peace and love of Christ’s story
Over the heart of the world.
Harold T. Symmes
Light looked down and beheld Darkness.
“Thither will I go,” said Light.
Peace looked down and beheld War.
“Thither will I go,” said Peace.
Love looked down and beheld Hatred.
“Thither will I go,” said Love.
So came Light and shone.
So came Peace and gave rest.
So came Love and brought Life.
The season of giving always prevails,
And lifts my spirit high.
I wish this season would stay all year
And the love it shows never disappear
The Christmas trees shining and so bright
Colors dancing from its bows
All aglow with many lights
Children excited when they see it so.
People are as busy as bees,
Carrying home their Christmas trees,
Putting on their pretty lights
And decorations very bright.
There are presents under the Christmas tree,
My kids wonder when they came.
Must have been last night while you slept,
From Santa Claus I claim.
By using the light of Christmas
to guide us through the darkness of the coming year,
refusing to go back to the dim kerosene lamps of the spirit
when the brilliant electricity of Christmas
is available to show us the way.
Wilferd A. Peterson
O sing unto this glittering, glorious king,
O praise His name let every living thing;
Let heart and voice, like bells of silver, ring
The comfort that this day doth bring;
Let lute, let shawm, with sound of sweet delight,
The joy of Christ’s birth this day recite.
Francis Kinwelmersh, A.D. 1576
I love the Christmas-time, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give.
What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part:
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.
Christina G. Rossetti
A favorite time of year
For all who are dear
A time for love and peace
A time for all fighting to cease.
I love to watch my Christmas tree,
It blinks and sparkles bright.
So many colours of Christmas time,
It sure is a Christmas delight.
We wish you merry Christmas, also a glad New Year;
We come to bring you tidings to all mankind so dear:
We come to tell that Jesus was born in Bethl’em town,
And now He’s gone to glory and pityingly looks down
A most inspiring time of the year
Christmas always brings such good cheer
Love and happiness does abound
Let’s keep Christmas all year round.
On Christmas Eve the children are excited
The thoughts of Santa make them delighted
They find it hard to go to sleep
But they know they can’t make a peep
As Santa will check to make sure they’re asleep.
And after him came next the chill December:
Yet he, through merry feasting which he made,
And great bonfires, did not the cold remember;
His Saviour’s birth his mind so much did glad:
Upon a shaggy – bearded goat he rode,
The same wherewith Dan Jove in tender years,
They say, was nourisht by th’ Idaean Mayd;
And in his hand a broad deep bowle he beares,
Of which he freely drinks an health to all his peeres.
Wake me to-night, my mother dear,
That I may hear
The Christmas Bells, so soft and clear,
To high and low glad tidings tell,
How God the Father loved us well;
How God the Eternal Son
Came to undo what we had done.
Let the world rejoice
Sharing peace and love
For on this joyous Christmas day
Christ came from above.
We are all familiar with the Christmas jingles and rhymes
Family gatherings, present we give, what a wonderful time.
And the children so excited to see dear old Santa Claus,
When they do see him they show delight with applause;
Children promise to be good, they make Santa a pact
For they want a share of the bag on his back.
Let others look for pearl and gold
Tissues, or tabbies manifold;
One only lock of that sweet hay
Whereon the Blessed Baby lay,
Or one poor swaddling-clout, shall be
The richest New-Year’s gift to me.
A little child,
A shining star,
A stable rude,
The door ajar.
Yet in that place,
So crude, forlorn,
The Hope of all the world was born.
At Christmas time we write these cards
Filled with love and blessings
We send them in the mail weeks ahead
And hope they find you resting.
Christmas is forever,
Not for just one day.
For loving, sharing, giving,
Are not to put away.
Like bells and lights and tinsel,
in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others,
Is good you do yourself.
Norman W. Brooks
Feel the beauty of the season
Feel the spirit of the season
Feel the excitement of the season
Feel the music of the season
Feel the peace of the season
Thank you Jesus you are the reason!
Christmas is a time for all good things
It is a time of year that peace it brings
It is a day that creates memories of love
A day that God sent his Son from above.
My children be blessed, is my prayer
I pray that God will bless them in my care
And may they experience my love in many ways
I pray they have happy holidays.
I like Christmas, for it brings lots of joy
Little children are happy over every Christmas toy.
And on this night so long ago
A child was born in a manger low,
The angels sang on this wonderful night;
And around them shone a holy life.
Judy Kay Owen
I’ve been waiting for Christmas
And it’s almost here
I’ve been waiting for Christmas
Santa’s getting near.
Can’t you hear the sleigh bells ringing?
Reindeer up so high
Can’t you hear the children singing
As they watch the sky.
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