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Christmas Poems - Holiday Poetry for Christmas

Christmas is the time to celebrate peace and joy. It's the time of giving and family togetherness. And, many great writers have written about the Christmas holiday season in poetic works of literature. Read about the birth of Jesus, Santa Claus, and other themes in these poems of Christmas. Discover holiday poetry!
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A Christmas Carol - G.K.Chesterton
"A Christmas Carol," by G.K. Chesterton, was first published in "The Wild Knight" in 1900. Read the poem.

Ring Out, Wild Bells - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ring Out, Wild Bells is a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Take a look at this holiday poem.

A Christmas Carol - G.K.Chesterton
"A Christmas Carol," by G.K. Chesterton, was first published in "The Wild Knight" in 1900. Read the poem.

A Christmas Carol - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"A Christmas Carol," is a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Read the poem.

A Christmas Greeting - Walt Whitman
"A Christmas Greeting" is a poem by Walt Whitman. Take a look at the work!

A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior - Ben Jonson
Read "A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior," by Ben Jonson.

An Ode of the Birth of our Savior - Robert Herrick
Read "An Ode of the Birth of our Savior," by Robert Herrick.

At Christmas - Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Albert Guest writes about the spirit of Christmas in "At Christmas." Read this famous work of poetry for the holiday.

Behold, as Goblins Dark of Mien - Robert Louis Stevenson
Behold, as Goblins Dark of Mien is a poem for the holidays by Robert Louis Stevenson. Take a look at the poem here.

Burning Babe - Robert Southwell
Read "Burning Babe," by Robert Southwell.

Ceremonies for Christmas - Robert Herrick
"Ceremonies for Christmas" is a poem by Robert Herrick. Take a look at this famous work of poetry.

Christ's Nativity - Henry Vaughan
Read "Christ's Nativity," by Henry Vaughan.

Christmas - George Herbert
Read "Christmas," by George Herbert.

Christmas at Sea - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Read "Christmas at Sea," a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Christmas Bells - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes about Christmas with "Christmas Bells."

Christmas Carol - Sara Teasdale
Christmas Carol is a poem by Sara Teasdale. Take a look at this famous work of poetry.

Christmas Eve - Christina Rossetti
Christmas Eve is a poem by Christina Rossetti. Take a look at this famous holiday work.

Christmas Everywhere - Phillips Brooks
Phillips Brooks wrote about Christmas and The Nativity in "Christmas Everywhere." Read this famous work of poetry.

Christmas In India - Rudyard Kipling
Read "Christmas In India," by Rudyard Kipling.

Christmas in the Olden Time - Sir Walter Scott
Celebrate Christmas as in times of old, with "Christmas in the Olden Time," by Sir Walter Scott. Take a look at this work of poetry.

Christmas-Eve, Another Ceremony - Robert Herrick
Read "Christmas-Eve, Another Ceremony," by Robert Herrick.

Christmass - John Clare
Christmass is a poem about the holidays. The work is by John Clare.

December - Dollie Radford
Dollie Radford writes about Christmas with her poem, "December." Here's her work of poetry for the holiday.

King Witlaf's Drinking-Horn - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Read "King Witlaf's Drinking-Horn," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Nativity - John Donne (1572-1631)
Read "Nativity," by John Donne.

New Prince, New Pomp - Robert Southwell
Read "New Prince, New Pomp," by Robert Southwell.

Old Santeclaus - Clement C. Moore
"Old Santeclaus," by Clement C. Moore, appeared in "New-Year’s Present to the Little Ones from Five to Twelve," in 1821.

On the Infancy of Our Savior - Francis Quarles
Read "On the Infancy of Our Savior," by Francis Quarles.

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity - John Milton
Read "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," by John Milton.

St. Nicholas - Horatio Alger
Read "St. Nicholas," by Horatio Alger (1832-1899).

The Christmas Homes of England - Caroline Hayward
Caroline Hayward writes about Christmas with her poem, "The Christmas Homes of England." Here's her famous work of poetry.

The Holy Night - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Holy Night is a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Take a look at her work of poetry.

The Oxen - Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy writes about Christmas with his poem, "The Oxen." Read this famous work of poetry.

The Shepherds Had An Angel - Christina G. Rossetti
"The Shepherds Had An Angel" is a poem Christina G. Rossetti. Take a look at this famous work.

The Three Kings - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Three Kings is a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Take a look at this work.

This Section Is A Christmas Tree - Vachel Lindsay
Vachel Lindsay writes about Christmas with "This Section is a Christmas Tree." Here's his famous poem.

True Christmas - Henry Vaughan (1621-1695)
Read "The True Christmas," by Henry Vaughan.

Twas the Night Before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore
Read the famous Christmas classic, "Twas the Night Before Christmas," by Clement Clarke Moore.

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