Poems

Now It Has Come

by Washington Irving Now Christmas is come,Let’s beat up the drum,And call all our neighbors together,And when they appear,Let us make them such cheerAs will keep out the wind and the weather….[Continue]

The Story of the Christmas Guest

by Helen Steiner Rice It happened one day at the year’s white end,Two neighbors called on an old-time friend And they found his shop so meager and mean,Made gay with a thousand boughs of green, And Conrad was sitting with …[Continue]

The Bells

by Edgar Allan Poe Hear the sledges with the bells— Silver Bells!What a world of merriment their melody foretells!How they tinkle,tinkle,tinkle, In the icy air of night!While the stars that oversprinkleAll the heavens seem to twinkleWith a crystalline delight;Keeping time, …[Continue]

Christmas Carol

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When Christ was born in Bethlehem,‘Twas night, but seemed the noon of day;The stars, whose lightWas pure and bright,Shone with unwavering ray;But one, one glorious starGuided the Eastern Magi from afar. Then peace was spread throughout …[Continue]

Christmas Trees

by Robert Frost THE CITY had withdrawn into itselfAnd left at last the country to the country;When between whirls of snow not come to lieAnd whirls of foliage not yet laid, there droveA stranger to our yard, who looked the …[Continue]

‘Twas the Night before Christmas

By Clement C. Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with careIn hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children …[Continue]

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmasmy true love sent to me:A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmasmy true love sent to me:Two turtle dovesAnd a Partridge in a pear tree. On the third day of …[Continue]

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug …[Continue]

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and DancerAnd Prancer and Vixen,Comet and CupidAnd Donner and Blitzen.But do you recallThe most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer(reindeer)Had a very shiny nose(like a light bulb)And if you ever saw it(saw it)You would even …[Continue]