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5 Best Christmas Poems

  1. The True ChristmasSo stick up ivy and the bays,
    And then restore the heathen ways.
    Green will remind you of the spring,
    Though this great day denies the thing.
    And mortifies the earth and all
    But your wild revels, and loose hall.
    Could you wear flowers, and roses strow
    Blushing upon your breasts’ warm snow,
    That very dress your lightness will
    Rebuke, and wither at the ill.
    The brightness of this day we owe
    Not unto music, masque, nor show:
    Nor gallant furniture, nor plate;
    But to the manger’s mean estate.
    His life while here, as well as birth,
    Was but a check to pomp and mirth;
    And all man’s greatness you may see
    Condemned by His humility.
    Then leave your open house and noise,
    To welcome Him with holy joys,
    And the poor shepherd’s watchfulness:
    Whom light and hymns from heaven did bless.
    What you abound with, cast abroad
    To those that want, and ease your load.
    Who empties thus, will bring more in;
    But riot is both loss and sin.
    Dress finely what comes not in sight,
    And then you keep your Christmas right.

    By Henry Vaughan

    Read source at : poetry.about.com/od/poems/l/blvaughanchristmas.htm

  2. Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift –The mellifluous musical tones of the village bells
    Echoing chimes over the cold snowcapped mountains
    Both finding their way to people in the valley below
    Christmas songs — let your spirit sing freely and loudly
    Welcoming the Birth of Our Savior and Baby King
    ho so charms the Angels on High and God Himself
    On this night, The Star was so beautiful, clear, and shiny
    Crisp and so crystal-bright, centered above and beyond
    Reflecting now the Lord God’s most divine and holy light
    There is real magic in the night air as Heaven rejoices aloud
    The child and the infant’s divine soul breathe life now intently
    Fulfilling truly God’s very promise and His hope to Mankind
    Keep this Christmas spirit — share it with others near and far
    Grace filled with good tidings as we dance on wings of joy
    We all now celebrate in great happiness, love, and kindness
    Christmas is forever — and you must never ever close this door
    faith always enters, carrying His guiding torch high and proud
    And encouraging Man every step of the way on his long journey
    Even in a simple cradle where the Baby Jesus so innocently lay
    Heaven doth bathe His cradle with the warmest rays of divine light
    Bespeaking the heavenly beauty, joy, and wonder of Our Savior
    Amazing peace makes a lovely gift, I wish for all of us to have
    As new life blossoms, wrapped in petals of an immaculate heart
    God’s holy blessing, love, and intention are clear for all to see
    That Holy Night the Angels entire sang mirthfully on Christmas Eve
    Praising Almighty Lord God in Heaven on the birth of His only son
    The Angels’ paeans echoed in their divine beauty across the Universe
    To bring peace now, glowing with your love, is His divine intention
    Rejoicing in God’s Greatest Gift to Mankind who was born in a manger
    Destined to become Our Most Holy and Divine Savior — Amen! Amen!

    By Terza Rima

    Read source at : http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/__peace,_love,_and_gods_greatest_gift___731127

  3. Sitting in front of the fire, Auntie Flo’s reciting a story,
    it’s one about her first Christmas as a newly wed,
    the same one she broadcasts every year,
    but no one is listening.Uncle Fred, ‘out to the world’ snores rhythmically
    on the sofa.Mother exhausted, having cooked the lunch,
    without help, as usual,
    stifles a yawn.

    Dad, brow furrowed, is trying to piece together
    Eddy’s lego set,
    whilst Eddy glowers,
    after all, it was ‘his’ present.

    Joe, playing with a set of ‘disco lights’
    is sending flashes of colour across the room,
    straight into Grandpa’s eyes,
    making him feel even more bilious
    after having consumed too many chocolates.

    Grandma’s knitting.
    Grandma always knits on Christmas Day,
    and every other day, come to that,
    probably yet another scarf for what she believes is
    still the war effort.

    The cat, curled up on her lap, purrs contently,
    oblivious of the knitting needles, waving precariously
    in front of his sleepy eyes.

    Susan is gazing at the TV screen, .
    glued, for the umpteenth time to, ‘The Sound of Music’ movie,
    singing every song, word for word,
    at the top of her voice.

    ‘Turkey was nice’, said Auntie,
    ‘I was given too much’, moaned Grandpa, belching loudly.
    ‘Your problem is, you never can refuse a second helping’, said Grandma, ‘so it’s your own fault’.

    Mother grins and asks,
    ‘Would anybody like another mince pie? ‘

    By Ernestine Northover

    Read source at : http://www.poemhunter.com/poems/christmas/page-1/2030764/#content

  4. How the Grinch Stole ChristmasEvery Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot …
    But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!
    The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
    Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
    It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
    It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
    But I think that the most likely reason of all,
    May have been that his heart was two sizes too small …

    By Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

    Read source at : http://www.thehypertexts.com/Best%20Christmas%20Poems%20Ever.htm

  5. Ring Out, Wild BellsRing out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
    The flying cloud, the frosty light;
    The year is dying in the night;
    Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ringout the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.

    Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
    For those that here we see no more,
    Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
    Ring in redress to all mankind.

    Ring out a slowly dying cause,
    And ancient forms of party strife;
    Ring in the nobler modes of life,
    With sweeter manners, purer laws.

    Ring out the want, the care the sin,
    The faithless coldness of the times;
    Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
    But ring the fuller minstrel in.

    Ring out false pride in place and blood,
    The civic slander and the spite;
    Ring in the love of truth and right,
    Ring in the common love of good.

    Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
    Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
    Ring out the thousand wars of old,
    Ring in the thousand years of peace.

    Ringin the valiant man and free,
    The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
    Ring out the darkness of the land,
    Ring in the Christ that is to be.

    By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Read source at : http://www.thehypertexts.com/Best%20Christmas%20Poems%20Ever.htm

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