Christmas Poems For Kids

Eat, Drink, Be Merry And Recite Some Christmas Poems For Kids Along With Christmas Carols

This Christmas, amp up your game by adding a poetic twist to the celebrations. So, add some Christmas poems for kids along with Christmas carols to boost their festive spirit. Additionally, a small hand-written Christmas poem on a Christmas card or present makes it all the more special. We’ve compiled a set of wonderful Christmas poems for kids that will resonate with them. 

Christmas-themed poem for kids

You can use these poems for kids in Christmas-themed activities like crafts, church activity or even a family event. Let your child impress everyone with their poetry and recitation skills with these fun Christmas poems for kids.

20 Christmas Poems For Kids

Here are 12 amazing Christmas poems for kids for the 12 days of Christmas. 

  1. Remember the Reindeer
  2. By Anonymous

    Hang up the stockings.

    Decorate the tree.

    Presents placed perfectly.

    What a sight to see!

    Milk and cookies are out,

    Kids are tucked in tight.

    There’s so much to do

    On Christmas Eve night!

    Before you take a snooze

    And dream of the next day,

    Don’t forget some food

    For the friends who pull the sleigh!

    You see, reindeer need snacks, too

    A little love and fun

    To help Santa through the night,

    And get the important job done!

  3. I Like to See Christmas
  4. Author Unknown

    I like to see the stockings

    I like to see the gifts

    I like to see the bells

    I like to see the tree

    And I like to see Santa

    Looking at me!

  5. Peppermint Stick
  6. Author Unknown

    I took a lick

    Of a peppermint stick

    And oh it tasted yummy!

    It used to be

    On the Christmas tree

    But now it’s in my tummy!

  7. Five Little Reindeer
  8. Author Unknown

    Five little reindeer playing in the snow

    The first one said, “Can you see my nose glow?”

    The second one said, “Listen to me sing!”

    The third one said, “I can hear the bells ring.”

    The fourth one said, “Let’s eat the pie!”

    The fifth one said, “I’m ready to fly.”

    Then clomp went their hooves

    And the snow fell white

    As the five little reindeer flew out of sight.

  9. A Chubby Little Snowman
  10. By Anonymous

    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!

  11. A Christmas Angel
  12. By Denise Burke

    Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree

    Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree

    I’d give every girl and boy

    Lots of Christmas peace and joy

    Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree

  13. Snowball
  14. By Shel Silverstein

    I made myself a snowball

    As perfect as could be,

    I thought I’d keep it as a pet,

    And let it sleep with me.

    I made it some pajamas,

    And a pillow for its head,

    Then last night it ran away,

    But first—it wet the bed!

  15. The Little Christmas Carollers
  16. By L.A Franc

    We are a band of carollers,

    We march through frost and snow,

    But care not for the weather

    As on our way we go.

    At every hall or cottage

    That stands upon our way,

    We stop to give the people

    Best wishes for the day.

    We pray a merry Christmas,

    Made bright by Christmas cheer,

    With peace, and hope, and gladness

    And all they may hold dear.

    And for all those that happen

    To pass us on our way

    We have a smile, and wish them

    A merry Christmas-day.

  17. Magic Reindeer Food
  18. Author Unknown

    Be sure to take this magic food

    and sprinkle it on the lawn.

    On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeers

    travel miles before dawn.

    The smell of oats and glitter

    will guide them on their way.

    And you’ll wake up to Santa’s gifts

    on a merry Christmas day!

  19. Santa
  20. Author Unknown

    Two merry blue eyes

    A very little nose

    A long snowy beard

    And cheeks like a rose

    A round, chubby man

    A big, bulging pack

    Hurrah for old Santa

    We’re glad he’s come back!

  21. Little Pine Tree
  22. Author Unknown

    I’m a little pine tree

    As you can see,

    All the other pine trees

    Are bigger than me.

    Maybe when I grow up

    Then I’ll be

    A great big merry Christmas tree!

  23. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  24. 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 reindeer

    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!”

More Christmas Carols and Poems for Kids

Here are some more amazing Christmas carols and poems for kids. These 8 Christmas poems for kids will add more joy and merriment to the holiday season.

  1. My Christmas Wish for You
  2. By Ruth Kephart

    My Christmas wish for you my friend

    Is not a simple one

    I wish you hope and joy and peace

    Your days all filled with sun

    I wish you love and friendship too

    Throughout the coming year

    I wish you laughter, happiness

    Your world be filled with cheer

    May you count your blessings one by one

    And when you have totaled up the lot

    May you find all that you have been given

    Is so much more than what you haven’t got

    May your trips be short, your burdens light

    May your spirit in no way grow old

    May your clouds have silver linings

    And your rainbows pots of gold

    I wish this all and so much more

    May all your dreams come true

    I wish you Merry Christmas and

    A blessed New Year too

  3. The Funniest Face
  4. By Anonymous

    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!

  5. A Ride with Santa
  6. By Ovie Pedige Tanner

    I wish that dear old Santa

    Would take me for a ride;

    I’d like to drive his reindeer

    And sit by Santa’s side.

    I’d like to help old Santa

    Find all the girls and boys,

    So each one might be happy

    With Christmas books and toys.

    Jingle, jingle, jingle,

    Christmas toys we’d bring;

    Jingle, jingle, jingle,

    How the bells would ring!

  7. Christmas Bells
  8. By Anonymous

    Do you hear the Christmas bells,

    The Christmas bells, the Christmas bells?

    Do you hear the Christmas bells

    That ring out loud and clear

    Can you see our Christmas tree,

    Our Christmas tree, our Christmas tree?

    Can you see our Christmas tree

    It fills our room with cheer.

    Do you smell the gingerbread,

    The gingerbread, the gingerbread?

    Do you smell the gingerbread

    I’m glad Christmas is here.

  9. Writing a Letter to Santa
  10. By Kelly Roper

    I’m writing a letter to Santa,

    To tell him I’ve been oh-so-good.

    I’ve been such a sweet little angel,

    And done all the things I should.

    Well, maybe not quite all the things I should,

    Like doing my homework after school.

    And there may have a time or two,

    Where I broke the Golden Rule.

    There’s that time I smashed the window,

    ‘Cause I was playing ball inside.

    I knew my mom would be mad,

    So I ran away to hide.

    I also yanked my sister’s pigtails.

    I pulled them so hard she cried.

    I got grounded a week for that stunt,

    Although a couple times I snuck outside.

    Okay, maybe I haven’t been perfect,

    But, Santa, I swear that I’ve tried.

    I promise if you give me a break this year,

    Next year I’ll get on your good side.

  11. Christmas
  12. By Paulette

    C is for Christmas, my favorite time of year,

    H is for a Holiday that brings us so much cheer.

    R is for Reindeer, that pull Santa’s sleigh.

    I is for Icicles, dripping on a warm winters day.

    S is for Santa who tried not to be seen.

    T is for the Tree, so festive and green.

    M is for Mistletoe, for kisses and a hug,

    A is for the Angels who at our heartstrings tug.

    S is for Stockings, filled up with toys,

    for all the eager girls and boys.

  13. Being Santa
  14. By Ms. Moem

    Being Santa must be fun!

    Giving gifts to everyone

    And riding on a magic sleigh;

    Jingle jingle all the way.

    He’s read a billion Christmas lists,

    Employed some elves to wrap the gifts,

    Fed the reindeer, tied his boots

    And slipped into his nice red suit.

    Setting out on Christmas Eve,

    Flying over towns and trees,

    To every place, down every road

    To all the children round the globe.

    It’s such a feat of dedication

    Speeding to each destination

    With a smile upon his face

    Then onward, to another place.

    When he’s been all round the world

    To every boy and every girl

    And left some presents to be found,

    His work is done; he’s homeward bound!

    Mince pies and milk, he’s had plenty.

    His heart is full, his sack is empty.

    He cheers as he returns, a winner.

    Home in time for Christmas dinner!

  15. Merry Christmas
  16. By Anonymous

    Carols in the distance,

    Laughter everywhere,

    I can smell Christmas,

    Floating in the air.

    Candy canes and bon bons,

    Angels top the tree,

    There’s presents over yonder,

    One for you and me!

    Tinsel wrapping round and round,

    Candles light the night,

    Making Santa’s journey,

    Sparkly and bright.

    A very merry Christmas,

    To your family my friend,

    May your new year bring happiness,

    And may the joyful times not end.

We hope you and your child enjoyed these Christmas poems for kids. For more poems, words, worksheets and activities like Christmas crafts for kids, check our kids learning section.

Frequently Asked Questions on Christmas Poems

What are some simple Christmas poems for kids?

Christmas Bells, Merry Christmas, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Little Christmas Carollers, Snowball, A Chubby Little Snowman etc are some wonderful Christmas-themed poems for little kids.

How does reciting Christmas poems help kids?

Reciting Christmas poems helps little kids get into the holiday spirit. Additionally, it also helps them learn new words and expand their holiday skills vocabulary. It also boosts their reading skills.

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