Short Christmas Poems:
Start a Tradition - Read Them Together With Your Family!



Reading short Christmas poems together is a terrific Christmas activity and a way to connect with your family - read one each day during Advent. It's one of many wonderful traditions you can begin with your family.

Or, if you would like to show your humorous side read these funny Christmas sayings to your family. Spread the cheer!

Also, see Christmas Activities for lots of great ideas on traditions to begin with your family!

Or read beautiful religious Christmas poems and prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus - our Saviour. These poems are uplifting and inspiring. Reflect on the wondrous miracle of Christ' birth.

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For Young Kids:

It's Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky. These sweet short Christmas poems will have you and your kids laughing! Jack Prelutsky has a way seeing things from a child's perspective that is so amusing. We love these poems!



It's Snowing! It's Snowing! by Jack Prelutsky.

Another book of funny, short Christmas poems that I recommend to read to your kids.




Short Christmas Poems For Adults:

Hay and Holly: Poems of Christmas and Christmas Season by Dwayne Donkersgoed. A collection of short Christmas poems that are catagorized to reflect three sides of the Christmas season - Signs of Winter, Spririt of Christmas, and Nativity Scenes.




Short Christmas Poems

50 Best Loved Christmas Stories and Poems for All Ages. A wonderful collection of heart warming stories and poems by well known authors such as Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol), Robert Frost (Christmas Trees), O. Henry (The Gift of the Magi), Longfellow, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Clement Moore (Twas the Night Before Christmas), and William Yeats.




Short Christmas Poems Christmas Poems - edited by John Hollander and J.D. McClatchy. An assorted collection of contemporary and older short Christmas poems that will prepare your hearts for the coming of Jesus. Very nicely put together - you are sure to enjoy reading these.




Short Christmas Poems Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou
A poem that inspires hope, peace and faith at Christmas and year round. One of her best writings. This make a perfect gift for the Maya Angelou fan or anyone who loves a meaningful message.




Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Christian Version, author anonymous. I printed this short Christmas poem on lovely parchment paper and framed it. It comes out with my Christmas decorations each year for all to see and read - and by reminded.



Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Christian Version

Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the east there arose such a clatter
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here!
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be the day.
The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus, returning just like he said.
And though I possesed worldly wisdom and wealth
I cried when I saw Him, in spite of myself.
In The Book Of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as he searched for my name.
When He said "It's not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose name had been written in love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who are ready He rose with out a sound
While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees but it was too late -
I had waited too long and this sealed my fate.
I stood and cried as they rose out of sight
Oh, if I had only been ready tonight.
In the words of the meaning is clear
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all.

Author Anonymous

For the Original Poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore

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Would you like to read about Christmas with Jesus? Click here.

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