Your source for classic Christmas poems

The following pieces of Christmas (or Xmas) poetry have been written by some of the most cherished authors from classic literature. They encompass a wide range of themes, but you'll find a common thread of humanity, togetherness and generosity woven throughout. Please enjoy reading these in the lead-up to this year's Christmas season, to put you firmly in a festive mood during this cherished and beloved holiday occasion.

As Dew In Aprille - by anonymous

A Visit from St Nicholas - by Clement Clarke Moore

Balloons - by Sylvia Plath

Before the Ice Is In the Pools - by Emily Dickinson

Bethlehem and Calvary - by Winifred Cannon

The Cherry Tree Carol - by anonymous

A Christmas Carol - by G.K. Chesterton

A Christmas Carol - by May Probyn

A Christmas Carol - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Christmas Eve Choral - by Bliss Carman

A Christmas Hymn - by Richard Wilber

A Christmas Poem - by Wendy Cope

Christmas - by Gertrude Von Le Fort

Christmas - by Sir John Betjeman

Christmas Bells - by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas Eve - by Liam P. Clancy

Christmas Madonna - by Albert Joseph Herbert

The Christmas Silence - by Jessica Powers

Christmas Trees - by Robert Frost

Christ's Nativity - by Henry Vaughan

Cradle Song of Mary's Beloved - by Patrick K. O'Horan

The First Christmas - Love Was There - by Albert Joseph Herbert

Five Carols For Christmastide - by Louise Imogen Guiney

For You - by anonymous

A Gaelic Christmas - by Liam P.Clancy

The Gift of God - by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Gloria In Excelsis Deo! - by Mary O'Reilly

The House of Christmas - by G.K. Chesterton

In the Bleak Midwinter - by Christina Rossetti

I Syng of a Mayden - by Unknown (Middle Ages)

The Journey of the Magi - by T. S. Eliot

Let Us Go Over To Bethlehem - by Mary Catherine Brennan

Little Tree - by E. E. Cummings

Madonna and Child - by Frederick M. Lynk

Manger Song - by Frederick M. Lynk

Mary and the Magi - by Cyril Robert

Mary and the Innkeeper's Wife - by Marilyn Eynon Scott

Mary of Christmas - by anonymous

Mary Speaks - by Regina Kelly

Mary Today - by Mary McDevitt

A Moment of Nativity - by Virginia Kimball

Music on Christmas Morning - by Anne Brontë

Nativity Song - by Jacopone da Todi

O Holy Night - by John Sullivan Dwight

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity - by John Milton

Ring Out, Wild Bells - by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Shepherd Boy's Gift - by Edith Hume

The Stable - by M. Chrysostom

That Midnight Hour - by Frederick M. Lynk

The Three Kings - by Michael J. Urbonas

To Mary - by Mary Elena

To Mary At Christmas - by John Gilland Brunini

The Oxen - by Thomas Hardy

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - by Clement C. Moore

Winter Time - by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wishing - by Agnes Mary

Wonder - by Nancy Buckley

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