Find poems for the Christmas holiday, including poems about the nativity, Christmas trees, winter, family, and more.

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Classic Poems about Christmas

A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clark Moore
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house...

Christmas Morn” by Libbie C. Baer
How sad, how glad...

The Christmas Wreath” by Anna de Brémont
Oh! Christmas wreath upon the wall …

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913” by Robert Bridges
A frosty Christmas Eve...

The Christmas Holly” by Eliza Cook
The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay...

A Christmas Carol” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Shepherds went their hasty way...

The Waits” by Margaret Deland
At the break of Christmas Day....

The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman (1487)” by Emily Dickinson
The Savior must have been…

Christmas Carol” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Ring out, ye bells!

The House of Hospitalities” by Thomas Hardy
Here we broached the Christmas barrel...

Christmas Eve” by Ella Higginson
Straight thro' a fold of purple mist...

Wartime Christmas” by Joyce Kilmer
Led by a star, a golden star...

A Nativity” by Rudyard Kipling
The Babe was laid in theManger...

Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I heard the bells on Christmas Day...

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity” by John Milton
This is the month, and this the happy morn...

Christmastide” by Christina Rossetti
Love came down at Christmas …

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by George Robert Sims
The church is quaint, and carved, and olden... 

Christmas at Sea” by Robert Louis Stevenson
The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand... 
 
Christmas Comes Again” by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard
Let me be merry now, ’t is time…

The Mystic's Christmas” by John Greenleaf Whittier
All hail! the bells of Christmas rang..

Modern and Contemporary Poems about Christmas

Model-Train Display at Christmas in a Shopping Mall Food Court” by James Arthur
These kids watching so intently... 

[little tree]” by E. E. Cummings
little tree... 

Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing” by Toi Derricotte
My mother was not impressed with her beauty... 

Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost
The city had withdrawn into itself... 

Carol” by Ishion Hutchinson
Oaks or chestnuts, what here …

The Black Santa” by Allison Joseph
I remember sitting on his bony lap... 

Taking Down the Tree” by Jane Kenyon
“Give me some light!” cries Hamlet's uncle...

Christmas at the Orphanage” by Bill Knott
But if they'd give us toys and twice the stuff... 

Ark” by Ed Madden
The small box is filled with little beasts... 

Recollections of My Christmas Tree” by Mary Ruefle
I have always been vulnerable …

December 24th” by Rose Styron
The world tonight is clear...

Skating in Harlem, Christmas Day” by Cynthia Zarin
Beyond the ice-bound stones and bucking trees...