Christmas Poems for Children

Christmas Poems for Children

Poetry delivers the magic of Christmas.  Furthermore it's a two-way street, parents write verse for children, and kids write ditties to their mother and father.

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Christmas Poems For Children

Talking Turkeys

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.

Talking TurkeyBe nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don't eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate, an not on your plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.
I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,
Dey wanna enjoy it, dey say humans destroyed it
An humans are out of dere mind,
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys
Dey all hav a right to a life,
Not to be caged up an genetically made up
By any farmer an his wife.

Turkeys just wanna play reggae
Turkeys just wanna hip-hop
Can yu imagine a nice young turkey saying,
'I cannot wait for de chop',
Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV,
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain
In many ways like yu an me.

I once knew a turkey called ... Turkey
He said "Benji explain to me please,
Who put de turkey in christmas
An what happens to christmas trees?",
I said "I am not too sure turkey
But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass
Humans get greedy an waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash'.

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake
In a plate of organic grown beans,
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
An spare dem de cut of de knife,
Join Turkeys United an dey'll be delighted
An yu will mek new friends 'FOR LIFE'.

[Children's Christmas poem by Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah]

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Santa's comingSanta's Coming

A good time is coming, I wish it were here,
The very best time in the whole of the year;
I'm counting each day on my fingers and thumbs --
The weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes.
Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down,
And the wind whistles sharp and the branches are brown,
I'll not mind the cold, though my fingers it numbs,
For it brings the time nearer when Santa Claus comes.

I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas

Funny Christmas Poem by Spike MilliganI'm Walking Backwards for Christmas - Spike Milligan

I'm walking backwards for Christmas,
Across the Irish Sea,
I'm walking backwards for Christmas,
It's the only thing for me.

I've tried walking sideways,
And walking to the front,
But people just look at me,
And say it's a publicity stunt.

I'm walking backwards for Christmas,
To prove that I love you.

An immigrant lad, loved an Irish colleen
From Dublin Galway Bay.
He longed for her arms,
But she spurned his charms,
And sailed o'er the foam away

She left the lad by himself, on his own
All alone, a-sorrowing
And sadly he dreamed, or at least that's the
way it seemed, buddy,
That an angel choir did sing -
An angel choir did sing.

I'm walking backwards for Christmas,
Across the Irish Sea.
I'm walking backwards for Christmas,
It's the finest thing for me.

And so I've tried walking sideways,
And walking to the front.
But people just laughed, and said,
"It's a publicity stunt".

So I'm walking backwards for Christmas
To prove that I love you.

If I could write words
Like leaves on an autumn forest floor,
What a bonfire my letters would make.
If I could speak words of water,
You would drown when I said
"I love you."

Santa's New Idea (Lovely Christmas Verse)

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Said Santa Claus
One winter's night,
'I really think it's only right
That gifts should have a little say
'Bout where they'll be on Christmas Day.'

So then and there
He called the toys
Intended for good girls and boys,
And when they'd settled down to hear,
He made his plan for them quite clear.

These were his words:
'Soon now,' he said,
'You'll all be speeding off with me
To being the Christmas joy and cheer
To little ones both far and near.

'Here's my idea,
It seems but fair
That you should each one have a share
In choosing homes where you will stay
On and after Christmas Day.

'Now the next weeks
Before we go
Over the miles of glistening snow
Find out the tots that you like best
And think much nicer than the rest.'

The toys called out
'Hurrah! Hurrah!
What fun to live always and play
With folks we choose - they'll surely be
Selected very carefully.'

So, children dear,
When you do see
Your toys in socks or on a tree,
You'll know in all the world 'twas you
They wanted to be given to.

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Before the Paling of the Stars

Before the paling of the stars,
Before the winter morn,
Before the earliest cock crow,
Jesus Christ was born:
Born in a stable,
Cradled in a manger,
In the world his hands had made
Born a stranger. Christmas Poems For Children

Priest and king lay fast asleep
In Jerusalem;
Young and old lay fast asleep
In crowded Bethlehem;
Saint and angel, ox and ass,
Kept a watch together
Before the Christmas daybreak
In the winter weather.

Jesus on his mother's breast
In the stable cold,
Spotless lamb of God was he,
Shepherd of the fold:
Let us kneel with Mary maid,
With Joseph bent and hoary,
With saint and angel, ox and ass,
To hail the King of Glory.

[Childrens religious Christmas poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti]

Little DonkeyThere's more to Christmas

Little donkey, little donkey,
On the dusty road.
Got to keep on plodding onwards,
With your precious load.

Been a long time, little donkey,
Through the winter's night.
Don't give up now, little donkey,
Bethlehem's in sight.

Little donkey, little donkey,
Had a heavy day.
Little donkey, carry Mary
safely on her way.

Do not falter, little donkey,
There's a star ahead.
It will guide you, little donkey,
To a cattle shed.

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Christmas is Here

A good time is coming, I wish it were here,
The very best time in the whole of the year;
I'm counting each day on my fingers and thumbs --
The weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes.

Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down,
And the wind whistles sharp and the branches are brown,
I'll not mind the cold, though my fingers it numbs,
For it brings the time nearer when Santa Claus comes

There's More to Christmas...

There's more, much more to Christmas There's more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!

Drawn by Shaeleigh Spracklin, age 11, of St. Lazare, Canada.

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Four Beautiful Poems from Children to Their Parents at Christmas

This collection of poetry brings out the fun and vibrancy of the young, not to mention skill in composes rhyming verse.

1. Merry Christmas

When I think of all the things you do,
The ways in which you care,
I'm filled with a sense of gratitude and pride
That is always there.
I seldom take the time to tell you
That I'm happy you're my mom and dad;
So I'll tell you now what's in my heart,
'You're the best that I could have!'

2. For Mother and Father

This special Christmas wish
That comes with love to you
Brings warm and heartfelt thanks
For all the thoughtful things you do--
It also comes to let you know
You both mean more each day
To everyone your lives have touched
In such a loving way.
Happy Christmas, Mum and Dad
With Love

3. Happy Christmas

The things we feel the deepest
Are the hardest things to say
But dear parents you must know
How much I love you anyway
And now that it is Christmas
I'm hoping you'll know too
How much I'm wishing happiness
With all my heart for you.

4. Home is With Parents

Home is where parents and memories live,
Full of the love only families can give,
It's a place where you learn
and a place where you play,
It's a cosy retreat on a cold winter's day

It's warm and familiar and yet always new,
A place where there's always a welcome for you,
Home is where laughter and happiness grow,
A place you'll remember wherever you go.

Merry Christmas to both of you
With love

Five Favourite Fun Poems from Parents to Children at Christmas

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[Best read aloud]

1. Little Christmas Carollers

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.

[Christmas poem for children by L.A France]

2. The Best Gift at Christmas is Easy to See

Its not wrapped in paper or under the tree
Cos' the best gift at Christmas and all the year through
Is having a child as special as you! :-)

3. 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!

4. Christmas Is Coming

Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in an old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny a ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you.Chubby Snowman Poem

5. A Chubby Snowman

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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