The most beautiful Christmas poems and Happy 2024

Here is a selection of some of my favorite Christmas poems. You can reproduce and distribute these poems as you wish. Use them in newsletters, cards, on your website ...
Most of these poems are nice and short, so they're great if you're writing Christmas messages and looking for Christmas poems for friends cards.
The collections on this page are not too religious, so they are suitable for both believers and the less devout ...

Inspirational Christmas poems

The joy of giving

John Greenleaf Whittier

In a way, not just for Christmas,
But all year,
The joy you give to others
It is your joy;
And the more you spend on blessings
The poor, lonely and sad,
Most of your heart possesses
Go back to make yourself happy.

Christmas poems


Whenever a hand reaches
To help another ... it's Christmas
Whenever someone puts aside anger
And it strives to understand
It's Christmas
Whenever people forget their differences
And realize their mutual love
It's Christmas
What brings us this Christmas
Closer to the spirit of human understanding
Closer to the blessing of peace!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to your friends!
Merry Christmas to the enemies!
The world is bright with joy, so
Forget all your misfortunes.
The earth is full of beauty, of
Love and good humor.
Merry Christmas to all
Happy New Year!

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Sir Walter Scott

Collect more wood! - the wind is cold;
But let him whistle as he wants,
We will have our Merry Christmas again.

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Christmas in Melrose

Leslie Pinckney Hill

We will light up a generous journal of circumference
For winter comfort and happiness
Healthy children you will see
About a sparkling Christmas tree.

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Christmas bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
They play their old familiar songs,
And sweet and wild
Words are repeated
Peace on earth, for men of good will!

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A Christmas carol

George Wither

So now comes our Merry Christmas,
May every man be happy;
Every room with ivy leaves is dressed,
And each post with holly.
Even if some groans are repeated for our joy,
Wreaths of arches around the forehead,
Pain drowning in a cup of wine,
And we are all happy.

At Christmas

Traditional English Poetry

At Christmas we decorate the room
With bold and tall holly branches,
With sturdy pine and shiny holly
And in the dancing light of the Christmas register
We tell old stories of camp and combat
At Christmas.
At Christmas we stack the board
With meat and fruit and of preserved vintage,
And in the midst of laughter and glare
We step on a soft and slow measure,
And a kiss under the mistletoe
At Christmas.

Sing Hey!

Traditional English Poetry

Sing hey! Sing Hey!
For Christmas day;
Twine and mistletoe holly,
For friendship streams
In winter it snows,
And then we all go crazy.

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