Christmas Poems for Kids

I hope you enjoy this collection of Christmas poems for kids. Great for children or the young at heart. Enjoy!



A Chubby Snowman

by Unknown Author

A chubby little snowman
had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,looking for some lunch,
Grabbed that snowman’s nose,
Nibble, nibble, CRUNCH.

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A Secret

by Laurie Brignac, age 10

Do you know why the pine trees
Stand so straight and tall?
How do they keep their branches
stiff and straight
And never stoop at all?
It really is a secret,
Which the north wind told to me--
That every pine tree hopes some day,
To be a Christmas tree!

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Christ is in Christmas

by Unknown Author

I Remember in December
That the reason for the season
Is that Christ is in Christmas
And he is there for all of us
And I remember the son God gave
To the world he would save
When love was born
On that first Christmas morn.

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Christmas Games for Kids

It's All About Santa

Younger kids will love impressing each other with how much they know about Santa.

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Reindeer Games

Young and old will have a great time racing to see which of Santa's Reindeer is the answer to the clue.

For added fun, pair up older and younger guests for this game.

Answer key included.


Christmas Picture Bingo

Bingo made for the youngest players!

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Generator will scramble pictures for unique cards.

Call card with pictures included.


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Christmas Queries

by Unknown Author

Mother, why do Christmas trees
And Christmas gifts and melodies
Here and all around the earth
Celebrate the Christ child's birth?

Christmas trees are lighted for
The Savior's wondrous brilliant star
And gifts we give to everyone
Because our father gave His son.

Songs are sung, for on that night
When earth was bathed in holy light
Jesus came - so long ago -
And angels sang to tell us so...

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Christmas Time

by M.N.B.

Christmas time for boys and girls
Is a happy day,
For we go to grandmamma's
And eat and sing and play.

Grandma does not say to us—
"Stop that horrid noise,"
'Cause she understands we can't,
When we're "only boys."

And she lets the girls play house,
In the garret old,
And when they strew things around,
Grandma doesn't scold.

But we ought to pick them up,
Even on Christmas day,
For we shouldn't make kind friends
Trouble with our play.

Yes, we love the Christmas time
Best of all the year,
We have waited for it long,
Now, at last, it's here.

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Gingerbread Man

by Marti Brooks

Gingerbread man with raisin eyes,
Frosting to make the buttons and ties,
This gay little man just can’t be beat,
As a childhood favorite party treat.

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Jingle Bells

by James Lord Pierpont

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
On a one-horse open sleigh
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
On a one-horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh
Over fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tails ring
Keeping spirits bright
Oh What fun it is to sing
A sleighing song tonight

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Little Jack Horner

by Unknown Author

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating of Christmas pie:
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"

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Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer

adapted by Johnny Marks

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw it,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeerd
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then how the reindeer loved him
and they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!"

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Santa's Lap

by Unknown Author

I like to visit Santa Claus
When Christmas time is near.

It's fun to climb up on his lap
And whisper in his ear.

He says, "My dear, have you been good?

Have you done what Mother said you should?

Do you brush your teeth and hair each day?

Are you kind to others when you play?

I listen to each question
And answer every one.

Although I am ashamed to say
I must say no to some.

But Santa never scares me;
He doesn't even scold.

He just says, "Try again, my dear,
You're a fine lad, I am told."

Gee, I like to visit Santa Claus
When Christmas time is near.

It's fun to climb up on his lap
And whisper in his ear . . .

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Silver Strands

by Unknown Author

It sparkles there for all to see
Threaded round the Christmas tree

Silver tinsel shinning bright
Silver strands of Christian light

It shines and sparkles as a symbol
Of the love Christ has for us all

A strand of love, looped and curled
Threaded all around the world

And when you look at a Christmas tree
Silver strands of love you’ll see

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The ABC's of Christmas

by Author Unknown

A is for Angels
With halos so bright
Whose carols were heard
On that first Christmas Night

B is for Bells
So merrily ringing
Joy to the world
Is the message they're bringing

C is for Candles
That so brightly shine
To give a warm welcome
To your friends and mine

D is for Doorway
With garlands of green
To make Christmas merry
As far as they're seen

E is for Evergreens
With fragrance so rare
So plentiful at Christmas
Their scent fills the air

F is for Fun
The whole season long
From trimming the tree
To singing a song

G is for Greetings
A merry "hello"
With a heart full of love
For people we know

H is for Holly
With berries so red
To make into wreaths
To hang overhead

I is for Ice
On snow covered hills
Where sledding is fun
Along with the spills

J is for Jesus
The Christ child so dear
We honor his birth
On Christmas each year

K is for Kris Kringle
So merrily he stands
He is who they call Santa
In so many lands

L is for Lanterns
I am sure that their light
Helped Mary and Joseph
That first Christmas Night

M is for Mary
Her heart full of love
For her little son Jesus
Who came from above

N is for Noel
The angels did sing
To herald the birth
of Jesus, our King

O is for Ornaments
So shining and bright
With lights on the tree
To sparkle at night

P is for Packages
With ribbons so gay
All 'round the tree
For our Christmas Day

Q is for Quiet
Christmas Eve Night
With snow covered hills
Glistening so bright

R is for Reindeer
Who pull Santa's sleigh
To your house, to my house
They know the way

S is for Shepherds
Who first saw the star
Over Bethlehem's manger
And followed it far

T is for Trees
We decorate so gay
Then wait for ole Santa
To hurry our way

U is for Universe
Where Christmas brings joy
To all in the world
To each girl and each boy

V is for Visiting
Friends near and far
We travel by plane
Or by bus, or by car

W is for Wise Men
Who brought gifts so rare
And knelt down and worshiped
The child they found there

X is for X-mas
Or Christmas by full name
No matter the language
It all means the same

Y is for Yule Logs
Whose bright sparks fly high
To give a warm welcome
To friends passing by

Z is for Zeal
We show at this time
In giving to others
And loving mankind

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The Funniest Face

by Unknown Author

The funniest face
looked out at me
From a silver ball
On the Christmas Tree!

At first I thought
It was Santa's elf,
But I looked again and
It was just myself!

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The Night Before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863)

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap;

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of midday to objects below—

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name—

"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer! Now, Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixen!

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away! Dash away! Dash away! All!"

As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas, too.

And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each tiny hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedlar just opening his pack.

His eyes—how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;

His droll little mouth was drawn up in a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.

A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings—then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle;

But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!"

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Christmas Poems for Kids Index

A Chubby Snowman
by Unknown Author

A Secret
by Laurie Brignac, age 10

Christ is in Christmas
by Unknown Author

Christmas Games for Kids

Christmas Queries
by Unknown Author

Christmas Time
by N.M.B.

Gingerbread Man
by Marti Brooks

Jingle Bells
by James Lord Pierpont

Little_Jack_Horner
by Unknown Author

Rudulph, the Red-nosed Reindeer
adapted by Johnny Marks

Santa’s Lap
by Unknown Author

Silver Strands
by Unknown Author

The ABC’s of Christmas
by Unknown Author

The Funniest Face
by Unknown Author

The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore

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