Free Christmas Poems


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Here's a selection of some of my favourite free Christmas poems. By free, I mean copyright free, so you can reproduce and distribute these poems as you wish. Use them in newsletters, cards, on your website...

Most of these poems are nice and short, so they're perfect if you're writing Xmas messages and looking for Christmas poems for friends' cards.

The collection on this page are not overly religious, so they're okay for both the devout and the less devout.

You might also want to check out my separate page on Christmas religious poems if that's the sort of thing you're after.

Okay, onto my selection of favourite free Christmas poems. I'll start off with some heart-warming inspirational ones :-)

Oh, by the way, if you have Xmas poems that you'd like to suggest for this page, then please contact me directly. I'd love to hear from you!



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Christmas Inspirational Poems


The Joy of Giving
~John Greenleaf Whittier

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you;
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to make you glad.


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Christmas
~Anon

Every time a hand reaches out
To help another....that is Christmas
Every time someone puts anger aside
And strives for understanding
That is Christmas

Every time people forget their differences
And realize their love for each other
That is Christmas

May this Christmas bring us
Closer to the spirit of human understanding
Closer to the blessing of peace!


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More Short Christmas Poems


Merry Christmas
~Anon

Merry Christmas to friends!
Merry Christmas to foes!
The world's bright with joy, so
Forget all your woes.
The earth's full of beauty, of
Love and good cheer.
Merry Christmas to all and a
Happy New Year!


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Marmion
~Sir Walter Scott

Heap on more wood! – the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.


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Christmas at Melrose
~Leslie Pinckney Hill

We'll light a log of generous girth
For winter comfort, and the mirth
Of healthy children you shall see
About a sparkling Christmas tree.


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Christmas Bells
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


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A Christmas Carol
~George Wither

So now is come our joyful feast,
Let every man be jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves is dressed,
And every post with holly.
Though some churls at our mirth repine,
Round your foreheads garlands twine,
Drown sorrow in a cup of wine,
And let us all be merry.


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At Christmas Time
~Traditional English Poem

At Christmas time, we deck the hall
With holly branches brave and tall,
With sturdy pine and hemlock bright
And in the Yule log's dancing light
We tell old tales of field and fight
At Christmas time.

At Christmas time we pile the board
With flesh and fruit and vintage stored,
And mid the laughter and the glow
We tread a measure soft and slow,
And kiss beneath the mistletoe
At Christmas time.


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Sing Hey!
~Traditional English Poem

Sing hey! Sing Hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly,
For friendship flows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly.


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What next?

I hope you enjoyed my selection of free Christmas poems! If you know of any other copyright free Christmas poems that you'd like to see added to this list, then please drop me a line :-)

If you are looking for more Christmas sayings then you might like to take a look at my collection of...

Funny Christmas poems
Christmas religious poems
Christmas poems for kids
Witty Christmas quotes
Christmas Card Messages and Verses


Merry Christmas & Happy gifting!




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