Children's Christmas Poems

Share our collection of children's Christmas poems with the little ones in your life. Short poems with easy verses to read to them, or for the child to recite.

Christmas is not easy when a child is waiting for the big day to come. Reading poems or books about Christmas is a great way to entertain and help the child contain their excitement.

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  1. Sleigh Bells
    Poet: Jane Belk Moncure

    Reindeer prancing through the snow
    Sleigh bells jingling as they go
    Now I know that Santa's near.
    This is what I hear:

    Tap, tap, tap!
    Thump, thump, thump!
    down the chimney
    with a bump!

    I will not move.
    I will not peep!
    For Santa thinks
    I'm fast asleep!

  2. It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it. Charlie Brown

  3. Candy Canes
    Poet: Colleen L. Reece

    Candy canes
    are like peppermint sticks.
    The more I lick them
    the smaller they get!

    When I'm done
    and get ready for bed,
    I stick out my tongue
    and it's candy cane red!

  4. Are The Reindeer
    Poet: Rowena Bennett

    "Are the reindeer in the rain, dear?"
    Asked Mrs. Santa Claus.
    "No. I put them in the bard, dear,
    To dry their little paws."

    "Is the sleigh, sir, put away, sir,
    In the barn beside the deer?"
    "Yes, I'm going to get it ready
    To use again next year."

    And the pack, dear, is it back, dear?"
    "Yes. It's empty of its toys,
    And tomorrow I'll start filling it,
    For next year's girls and boys."

  5. White Fields
    Poet: James Stephens

    In the winter time we go
    Walking in the fields of snow;

    Where there is no grass at all;
    Where the top of every wall,

    Every fence and every tree,
    Is as white as white can be.

    Pointing out the way we came,
    - Every one of them the same -

    All across the fields there be
    Prints in silver filigree;

    And our mothers always know,
    By the footprints in the snow,

    Where it is the children go.

  6. Christmas, my child, is love in action. Dale Evans

  7. A Ride With Santa
    Poet: Ovie Pedigo Tanner

    I wish that dear old Santa
    Would take me for a ride;
    I’d like to drive his reindeer
    And sit by Santa’s side.

    I'd like to help old Santa
    Find all the girls and boys,
    So each one might be happy
    With Christmas books and toys.

    Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle,
    Christmas toys we'd bring.
    Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle,
    How the bells would ring!

  8. Thoughts
    Poet Unknown

    From unkind thoughts my mind is free,
    And no one is unkind to me.
    When everyone speaks words of peace,
    All thought of war will surely cease.
    When I'm in doubt, I stop and pray;
    God hears me and makes plain my way.

  9. Christmas
    Poet: Judy K. Owen

    I like Christmas, for it brings lots of joy;
    Little children are happy over every Christmas toy.
    And on this night so long ago
    The angels sang on this wonderful night;
    And around them shone a holy light.

  10. Christmas Recipe
    Poet: Gay Dowling

    A pound of fun
    And a pound of joy
    Make a nice present
    For a girl or boy.

    A cup of goodness
    And a cup of love
    Really are gifts
    From heaven above.

    A pinch of holly
    And a pinch of pine -
    Now, we know
    It's Christmas time.

  11. Christmas Trees
    Poet: Joyce Howland

    People are as busy as bees,
    Carrying home their Christmas trees.
    Putting on their pretty lights
    And decorations very bright.

  12. Christmas isn’t about candy canes or lights all aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

  13. Christmas
    Poet: Iris Lane Franklin

    Christmas is for mistletoe,
    Evergreens, and holly;
    Christmas is for Santa Claus,
    Red and fat and jolly.

    Christmas is for hearts to love
    And voices to sing,
    For on that day in Bethlehem
    Was born the Christ, our King.

  14. Song of Santa's Helper
    Poet: Ernestine Cobern Beyer

    I'm Jingle, the elf, I am glad to tell!
    I was born, they say, in a jingle bell!
    I' little and nimble and jolly, oh,
    And my cheeks are redder than holly, oh!

    I curry young Rudolph and rouge his nose;
    I shine the sleigh till it gleams and glows!
    I give rubber toys their jolly squeak,
    And tenderly color the dolly's cheek!

    When Santa sets off on his Christmas trip,
    I sit at his side, and I crack the whip
    Until he exclaims with a merry, "Whoa!
    Our first stop, please, is Ontario!"

    I'm Jingle, the elf! I am gay and spry!
    From toe to tassel, I'm two feet high!
    I work and I sing and I whistle, oh,
    And my heart is as merry as mistletoe!

  15. How Many Days
    Poet: Kate Summers

    How many days until Christmas day
    I will count them down and then will say
    How many sleeps to Christmas day
    I am so excited it is hard to play
    I can't wait for Santa dear
    Oh the jingle jangle on the roof I will hear
    May the time go fast for all
    The day will come and we will have a bawl.

  16. The Nursery Clock
    Poet: John Imrie

    Tick, tickaty, tickaty took,
    I'm only the nursery clock,
    By night and by day,
    I'm wagging away,
    Tick, tickaty, tickaty tock!

    How I love when the children play
    In the nursery day by day,
    I can't leave my place.
    Yet know each wee face,-
    Tick sadly when they go away!

    When some one is sick in the house,
    I "tick-tick" as quiet as a mouse;
    The girls and the boys
    Make play without noise,-
    There's quietness all over the house!

    One night in the year I know well.
    The secret I'm going to tell:-
    When Santa Glaus comes,
    With toys, dolls, and drums,
    I tick then as loud as a bell!

    I want all the children to hear.
    But none of them ever come near,
    So quiet do they keep
    They must be asleep
    'Twill never be morning I fear!

    I "tick-tick " as fast as I can.
    Sixty ticks each minute my plan;
    I'm happy at last, -
    Wee feet running fast.
    Quick into my room they all ran!

    When Mamma and Pa comes to see
    The reason of all this great glee,
    I join in the fun
    Of Christmas begun,
    A smile on my face you might see!

  17. Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street

  18. Christmas Eve
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Christmas eve is such a long night
    You hope that Santa will show up in the light
    But go to bed my dear girls and boys
    And then you may find Santa will bring lots of toys.

    Sleep tight my precious little one
    When you awake there will be lots of fun
    Close your eyes and dream about
    "Merry Christmas" in the morning you will shout!

  19. Happy, Happy Christmas
    Poet: Emilie Poulsson

    Happy, happy Christmas!
    Let our voices chime,
    Long ago was Jesus born.
    At this blessed time,

    Happy, happy Christmas!
    Therefore do we sing,
    As our little gifts of love
    To our friends we bring.

  20. Christmas! Glad Christmas!
    Poet: R. J. Weston

    Christmas! glad Christmas! to all. Merry Christmas!
    Sing till the echoes shall answer again!
    This is the birthday of Jesus the Holy,
    Jesus who came to bring goodwill to men.

    Growing in wisdom and growing in stature
    Trying our parents each day to obey,
    We, little children, may be like the Christ Child,
    Loving and giving and blessing always.

    Sing "Merry Christmas!" to father and mother;
    Sing "Merry Christmas!" to playmates so dear.
    Warm hearts and helpful hands and lips that speak gently,
    Bring merry Christmas and happy New Year.

  21. The Happiest Day
    Poet: R. J. Weston

    Of all the days of gladness,
    We little children say
    That none is half so happy
    As merry Christmas day.

    With stockings in the morning,
    And Christmas trees at night,
    And all the glad surprises,
    The secrets brought to light.

    And yet it is not only
    Because of gifts and toy,
    That Christmas time is happy;
    For sweeter is the joy.

    That every one is loving
    And kind to all the rest,
    Remembering the Christ Child
    The little Christmas guest.

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