Christmas Poems

The Christmas Poems that have been selected are very traditional and are dated as far back as the 14th century. Many of the Christmas Carols detailed on the appropriate section on this site were originally written as Christmas Poems but became Christmas Carols when music was added to them!

Christmas Carols Index

T'was the Night before Christmas a poem by Clement Clarke Moore

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A Christmas Carol a poem by G.K.Chesterton

A Christmas Carol a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Christmas Bells a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Marmion a Christmas poem by Sir Walter Scott

Nativity a Christmas Poem by John Donne
 

The Three Kings a Christmas poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Christmas Poem by John Milton

Minstrels a Christmas Poem by William Wordsworth

Mistletoe a Christmas poem by Walter de la Mare

Christmas Cheer a Christmas poem by Thomas Tusser

The Foolish Fir-Tree a Christmaspoem by Henry Van Dyke

In the Holy Nativity of our Lord a Christmas poem by Richard Crashaw

Christ's Nativity a Christmas poem by Henry Vaughan

The Burning Babe a Christmas poem by Robert Southwell

New Prince, New Pomp a Christmas poem by Robert Southwell

A Christmas Carol a Christmas poem by George Wither

Ceremonies for Christmas a Christmas poem by Robert Herrick

Ring out, wild bells - Christmas Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Oxen - Christmas Poem by Thomas Hardy

The Little Match Seller - a Christmas Story by Hans Christian Anderson

Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse - Story by Charles Dickens

    The Fir Tree Christmas Story by Hans Christian   Anderson

    Auld Lang Syne a poem for New Year  / Hogmanay by Robert Burns

The Christmas Poems that have been included never actually had music added to them so are therefore not very well known but nonetheless deserve a section of their own.

The most famous of the Christmas Poems listed is "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore traditionally read to children on Christmas Eve.

One of the earliest poets included is John Donne who was born in 1572 and is represented by one of his Christmas poems called the  "Nativity".

 The most famous poet listed is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and two of his finest Christmas poems have therefore been included. The titles of these Christmas poems are topically called "Christmas Bells" and  "The Three Kings". We have two authors better known perhaps for the their larger literary works - G. K. Chesterton who is one of the several famous authors who have increased the number of Christmas poems entitled "A Christmas Carol". The other literary genius is Hans Christian Anderson whose short story "The Little Match Seller" is included as it is very short and would be almost criminal not to include on any site focussing on Christmas poems and its associated literature.

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems