6 Famous Christmas Poems

Find poems that were written many years ago but are still recited today. These Christmas poems are ones that people share each and every Christmas. We hope they inspire you this season.

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  1. Christmas Is A Blessing
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Christmas is a blessing
    sent from God above.
    He sent His only Son,
    to show His true love.

    We can be a blessing
    to others at Christmas time.
    By helping others who are
    having a difficult climb.

    Sharing what we have,
    giving just a bit more
    Is what love and
    what Christmas is for.

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    Christmas Poems

  3. Christmas Time
    Poet: Arthur Franklin Fuller

    Hurrah — it's Christmas-time again!
    The time of crispy weather;
    Ah, Love and Cheer are captains then,
    And dear ones get together;

    Let go the real and fancied grudge —
    The tomahawk go bury;
    We're all in debt to one great Judge,
    So let's be good — and merry.

    Lay every grievance on the shelf.
    And keep the circle growing;
    Who hates his neighbor, harms himself-
    We'll reap from what we're sowing;

    Decide to do somebody, good —
    Just let the grouchy pester;
    Enjoy this Christmas as you should,
    And be a jolly jester.

    Let holly from the curtains swing —
    Have mistletoe in plenty;
    Break up your wrinkles — laugh and sing —
    Make old folks act like twenty;

    An innocent kiss will work no ill,
    Though cheeks blush like a cherry;
    Make some sad heart with pleasure thrill —
    It's Christmas-time — be merry!

    If fortune hasn't smiled on you,
    And you can't give one present,
    Brush up your seedy clothes and do
    Your best at being pleasant;

    Though Christmas finds you wandered far
    Away from kindred's bevy,
    Don't let hard times your spirits mar —
    Let mails with Love be heavy.

    Now when you get to feeling good,
    Be gentle as a rabbit —
    Retain your Christmas smile and cheer,
    Until you get the habit;

    Just let your war-tools rust and rot —
    Though worldlings think you flappy —
    A grudge gets even when forgot!
    It's Christmas-time — be happy!

  4. Christmas Messages
    Christmas Messages

  5. Glory Be To God On High
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings

    The angels are fluttering their beautiful wings
    O'er Jesus the Infant, the mighty King of Kings,
    While on the wintry air the joyful welcome rings,
    Glory be to God on High.

    'Tis Christmas day, fond hearts are filled with emotion,
    Thanking God for this hallowed day of devotion,
    While Christmas lays rejoice from ocean to ocean,
    Glory be to God on high,

    Sadden'd hearts rejoice, tho' tears from fond eyes stream.
    Golden hair and blue eyes, of his coming dream;
    Raven locks and black orbs, with their gladness beam.
    Glory be to God on high.

    Then let us all rejoice this merry Christmas day;
    Those who have gone before would now no longer stay,
    They are around the Throne, singing this joyous lay,
    Glory be to God on high.

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    Christian Christmas Poems

  7. Christmas Day
    Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

    A day of respite, this;
    A day of purest bliss
    Wherein in love to plan
    Good-will to Man.

    A festival of Joys
    Wherein no thing annoys;
    A time of cheer and mirth.
    And Peace on Earth.

    A time for smiles and play,
    And yet withal a day
    For thoughtful deeds, and good,
    Of Brotherhood.

    A day for sunny rifts,
    A day for loving gifts;
    For Kindness bounteous
    God gave it us.

  8. For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. John Greenleaf Whittier
    Christmas Quotes

  9. Keeping Christmas
    Poet: Henry VanDyke

    Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people.
    And to remember what other people have done for you;
    To ignore what the world owes you,
    And to think what you owe the world;...
    And to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe,
    And look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness -
    Are you willing to do these things even for a day?
    Then you can keep Christmas.

    Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world -
    Stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death -
    And that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago
    Is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?
    Then you can keep Christmas.

    And if you keep it for a day,
    Why not always?
    But you can never
    Keep it alone.

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    Christmas Verses

  11. Love Came Down at Christmas
    Poet: Christina Rossetti

    Love came down at Christmas,
    Love all lovely, Love Divine;
    Love was born at Christmas,
    Star and angels gave the sign.

    Worship we the Godhead,
    Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
    Worship we our Jesus:
    But wherewith for sacred sign?

    Love shall be our token,
    Love be yours and love be mine,
    Love to God and all men,
    Love for plea and gift and sign

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Featured Famous Poets:

Catherine Pulsifer
Catherine Pulsifer

Arthur Franklin Fuller
Arthur Franklin Fuller

Eloise A. Skimings
Eloise A. Skimings

John Kendrick Bangs
John Kendrick Bangs

Henry VanDyke
Henry VanDyke

Christina Rossetti
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