Holiday Poems

Enjoy these holiday poems, share them with friends and family. The holidays are times for the enjoyment of family and friends. A time of memories and happiness. It is our hope that these poems give you encouragement to enjoy the holiday. No matter what the holiday stop and enjoy the moments, don't get so caught up in the busyness of the season that you miss the most important things. It is also a time to stop and give thanks for all that we have and to appreciate the people in our lives that make a difference.

Also, be encouraged by our collection of holiday quotes to give you food for thought about the holidays.

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Holiday Joy

Poet: Julie Hebert, 2015

Today is but a holiday,
The best one I do think.
Hang the decor and bake the food,
It's time to celebrate.

My favourite thing about this is,
All the family and friends.
Conversation feels like a vacation,
Get it all in before it ends.

Today is my favourite thing,
A holiday to enjoy.
Crafts and baking and decorating,
So many wonderful joys.

The best thing about this holiday,
Besides all those wonderful things.
I get to spend every minute with you,
While we talk, dance and even sing.

The Day of Days
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

A year is filled with glad events:
The best is Christmas day,
But every holiday presents
Its special round of play,
And looking back on boyhood now
And all the charms it knew,
One day, above the rest, somehow,
Seems brightest in review.
That day was finest, I believe;
Though many grown-ups scoff,
When mother said that we could leave
Our shoes and stockings off.

Through all the pleasant days of spring
We begged to know once more
The joy of barefoot wandering
And quit the shoes we wore;
But always mother shook her head
And answered with a smile:
"It is too soon, too soon," she said.
"Wait just a little while."
Then came that glorious day at last
When mother let us know
That fear of taking cold was past
And we could barefoot go.

Though Christmas day meant much to me,
And eagerly I'd try
The first boy on the street to be
The Fourth day of July,
I think: the summit of my joy
Was reached that happy day
Each year, when, as a barefoot boy,
I hastened out to play.
Could I return to childhood fair,
That day I think I'd choose
When mother said I needn't wear
My stockings and my shoes.

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Holiday Quotes

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The holiday season is a time to be cherished, while sitting around enjoying the warm moments together, eating, laughing and giving.

Johan Ramakers, Celebrate the Holidays with Frugal Flair
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Give a gift of love this holiday season with homemade favorites from your kitchen.

Bonnie Scott, Holiday Recipes
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No matter what you believe, no one can deny the beauty of the holiday season and how people taking the time to express kindness to others makes the world just a little bit better place to be in, at least for a short space of time once a year

Randy Wilson, Happy Holidays
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Something I realized I crave, at any time of the year but especially during the holidays is simplicity. I know there are folk who love the frenetic energy of the holiday season, but I am not one of them.

Fiona Ferris, A Chic and Simple Christmas
Simplicity Poem

I love the holidays. Now, Thanksgiving is great, but I have to admit that there is one thing wrong with that holiday—it’s only one day long.

Rick Rodgers, Christmas 101
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Society encourages us to cram the holiday season with as many activities as possible, and if we are not busy every single minute of the day we are not "doing" the holidays correctly. Everyone needs moments of peace, and kids are no exception.

Charlie Lee Austin, Frugal Seeds
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