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Free Christmas poems, verse, wishes for family, friends, teachers, kids, business. Christian Christmas, funny Christmas, four Christmas love poems, a soldier Christmas poem, more. For greeting cards, programs, events.

What Do We Love About Christmas?

What do we love about Christmas;
Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the feelings in our hearts
The real gift that Christmas brings.

It's seeing those we love,
And sending Christmas cards, too,
Appreciating people who bring us joy
Special people just like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

This Christmas rhyme is perfect for accompanying a Christmas gift. 

The Nicest Present

Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.


To you, whom we're often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.

By Joanna and Karl Fuchs

See FOUR pages of Christmas/Holiday poems, this page and the following three others.

Christian Christmas Poems and Prayers
Holiday Poems
New Years Poems

This family Christmas poem is a Christmas card poem that captures some of the many things we love about Christmas. You could frame this Christmas rhyme and hang it on the outside of your door so friends and family can see it when they come to visit over the holidays. 

Christmas Joys

Evergreen boughs that fill our homes
With fragrant Christmas scents,
Hearts filled with the loving glow
That Christmas represents;

Christmas cookies, turkeys stuffed,
Festive holly berry,
Little faces bright with joy,
Loved ones being merry;

Parties, songs, beribboned gifts,
Silver bells that tinkle,
Christmas trees and ornaments,
Colorful lights that twinkle;

Relatives waiting with open arms
To smile and hug and kiss us;
These are some of the special joys
That come along with Christmas.

By Joanna Fuchs

I photographed these beautiful poinsettias in a massive display at my local supermarket. A poinsettia, along with a Christmas poem, would make a lovely gift, don't you think? 

This Christmas wish poem, in free verse, is appropriate for most people to whom you want to send a Christmas card.


Christmas Fulfillment

This Christmas,
may you have the fulfillment
of seeing around you
the people you love the most.
May you have the satisfaction
of creating special memories
they will remember with pleasure forever.
This Christmas,
may you feel peaceful and contented,
knowing what Christmas means,
and celebrating it your way.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Christmas poetry often celebrates that special holiday spirit. Here's a Christmas poem about keeping the Christmas spirit year 'round. This free Christmas card verse would also be good on the gift tag that goes along with a Christmas gift. 


Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.

By Joanna Fuchs

It's unusual to rhyme every verse of a Christmas poem, as this Christmas card greeting does. You can use this Christmas greeting text for a card or to accompany a Christmas gift. 

Christmas Fun

The tempting gifts are tantalizing;
About opening them, we are fantasizing.
The holiday foods are appetizing;
Our excitement and joy are growing and rising;
Our hearts and minds are harmonizing;
Jolly Christmas fun we're maximizing!

By Joanna Fuchs

This Christmas poem is a Christmas verse that celebrates the magic of Christmas. You can also use this cute Christmas poem to go along with a Christmas gift. 

Christmas Magic

Are we too grownup to feel a thrill
As we light the Christmas tree?
Are we immune to cookies,
Christmas cards and Christmas glee?

Are we too adult to "Ooh" and "Aah"
At the Christmas candle's glow?
Are we blasé about our gifts;
Do we shun the mistletoe?

Are we too mature for carols,
For merry or for jolly?
Do the decorations leave us cold,
The ornaments and holly?

Fat chance! We'll never grow too old
To love the Christmas magic.
A year without a Christmas
Would be boring, even tragic.

So bring it on! The candy canes,
The feasting and good cheer;
O Christmas, lovely Christmas,
You're the highlight of the year!

By Joanna Fuchs

Christmas Tree Poem

This Christmas tree poem might be a nice verse to send on your Christmas card with a photo of your own Christmas tree on the front. 

Christmas Tree Poem

Christmas tree, sparkling bright,
Filled with baubles, warmth and light,
 Precious symbol of our affection
For Christmas time and its perfection,
 Show each night your radiant glory
 For "oohs" and "aahs" obligatory.

Christmas tree, don't let us down;
Show something special at your crown,
 An angel, star, or splendid piece
To make our holiday joy increase,
 An icon, pure, ideal, complete,
 For Christmas memories fond and sweet.

Glitter and glisten, gleam and glow,
 Oh Christmas tree, we love you so!

By Joanna Fuchs

Christmas poems often mention winter weather and snow, but lots of people celebrate the holiday in warm climates. It occurred to me to write a Christmas greeting poem for the gazillions of people who live in California, Florida, and other places where it never snows. Note: Make this Christmas poem your own: If "beach" doesn't fit, substitute "best." Fill in your state or town where it says "location." 

A Sunny Christmas

Every year at Christmas time
There's not a sign of snow.
Instead we spend our yuletide days
 In the sun's warm cheery glow.

We have the best of Christmas things,
The lights, the gifts, the bells,
(And "snowbirds" who arrive en masse
 To fill our beach hotels.)

The glorious weather fits right in
With our happy Christmas mood,
And we can also walk and run
Without having to be snowshoed.

So don't feel bad for your (location) friends
Who have no snow or ice.
We think our sunny Christmas here
 Is a holiday paradise!

By Joanna Fuchs

Family Christmas Poems

Looking for a Christmas card greeting idea? Here's a family Christmas poem that has a number of applications. You might send it to a daughter-in-law or son-in-law, or other members of the family that is now yours because of a marriage. You could also use it to accompany a Christmas gift. 

Family Joys

Christmas is filled with special joys,
And the very best of all
Is contemplating those dear to us,
 And the memories we recall.

We often think at Christmas time
 Of people, affectionately,
And we realize how blessed we are
 To have you in our family.

(or, "To be in your family," or, "To be part of your family.") 

By Joanna Fuchs

Looking for a Christmas card greeting saying? This Christmas poem could be used as a family Christmas poem or as a Christmas poem for friends. You could use it as a greeting or give it with a Christmas gift. 

Year-Round Joy

Christmas is full of shiny things
 That sparkle, gleam and glow;
These holiday pleasures dazzle us,
 And yet, deep down, we know...

That Christmas has its special gifts,
 But our year-round joy depends
On the cherished people in our lives,
 Our family and our friends.

By Joanna Fuchs

Christmas Poems For Friends

This free Christmas poem for friends is designed as a Christmas card verse. If a single person is sending it, just change "we" to "I." You can also use this poem to accompany a Christmas gift. 

The Christmas Gift of Knowing You

The Christmas season fills our hearts with joy;
 Bright, happy days bring special kinds of pleasure.
 We're wrapped in the excitement of it all,
The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes we treasure.

Yet when we have some quiet time to think
About our finest blessings all year through,
 We focus on our family and our friends,
 And appreciate the gift of knowing you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Don't most people send Christmas cards to friends? So here's a Christmas poem for friends for your cards. 

The Best Gift

As Christmas time arrives,
 We think of you and smile;
 Your friendship is the gift
We think most worthwhile.

The packages are pretty
Underneath the tree,
But what we value most
 Is your ability

To bring joy to our lives
 In everything you do,
Enriching time together
 Just by being you.

By Joanna Fuchs

The Christmas wreath below is actually about four feet in diameter. A number of them are hung on the exterior of the local mall.

Teacher Christmas Poem

Here's a teacher Christmas poem to tell your teacher he or she is special to you. You could attach this holiday poem for teacher to a Christmas gift. 

For My Teacher At Christmas

Christmas vacation is great;
My time is mine to spend;
I can be with friends or watch TV;
 I wish it would never end.

I don't miss school or homework;
 I really like to be free;
But I'll miss you when I'm gone from school;
 You're just what a teacher should be.

So have a perfect Christmas;
Be sure to have lots of fun;
I look forward to seeing you again,
 When Christmas vacation is done.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Christmas Love Poems

Christmas love poems are in great demand, so here's a romantic Christmas poem that you could attach to a romantic Christmas gift. 

Christmas Love

At Christmastime I think of all the gifts
 That bring me great delight and sweet surprise,
 But nothing in this world can bring such joy
 As you do, when you look into my eyes.

And when I contemplate what Christmas means,
 The caring and the giving--I confess,
You've given me the things I want the most:
Your love, your touch, your kiss, your warm caress.

The Christmas tree reminds me, with its lights
 That just the thought of you sets me aglow;
 You light me up from deep within my heart,
 Because I cherish you, and love you so.

With you it's Christmas all the time, sweetheart.
 I treasure every hour and every minute.
 Your love is all I'll ever want because,
 My life is so fulfilling with you in it.

By Joanna Fuchs

I'm surprised at the large demand for romantic Christmas poems. This Christmas love poem compares the loved one to a Christmas gift. 

Be My Christmas Gift

If you sat beneath the Christmas tree,
You’d sure add to the décor,
But even if you were gift wrapped, dear,
 I couldn't love you more.

You have to know that if I had you,
I’d have the gift I’d most adore,
 Better than any expensive gift
 I could purchase in a store.

If you hug me tight, you wonderful thing,
And be my Christmas gift,
You’ll brighten my days forevermore
And give my heart a lift.

By Karl Fuchs

Here's a Christmas love poem from husband to wife, a romantic Christmas poem sure to please. 

The Most Wonderful Gift

The most wonderful gift ever given to me
 Isn't one to be found by a Christmas tree.
 It's you, my treasure, my wonderful wife,
The most beautiful, glorious thing in my life.

You are caring and warm, in truth, a delight,
 A most wonderful prize whose love still shines bright.
 I shudder to think how bare life would be,
If the gift of your love weren't given to me.

You are Christmas delights all wrapped into one,
 And those joys still go on when Christmas is done!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

My adorable and darling Karl wrote this Christmas poem for me, and I polished it up a bit. You can see his photo at the bottom of my Google+ profile. Scroll down the page to find a link to it. Just click my name, next to my photo. 

Christmas Time Together

For most, this time of year
 Is ornaments, lights and gifts.
 People are out to shop,
Though snow may mass in drifts.

For me this time is different
 From what others feel and see;
 For me it's just more happiness
 Full of you and me.

You fill my life with joy
Each moment that we share.
I'm thankful for time with you;
 Nothing can compare.

I want to make life good for you
 In every way I can.
You’ve been my own true love
 Since our relationship began.

So I’m writing you this poem
To help you to feel my love;
 We can be this way forever,
 With help from up above.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

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Christmas And New Year Greetings

Christmas poetry can also wish the recipient "Happy New Year!" This Christmas New Year wish is perfect for a Christmas New Year greeting or to go along with a Christmas gift. 

Christmas New Year Wish

I made a Christmas wish for you,
 For a holiday full of pleasure,
 Friends and family all around,
 And memories to treasure.

I wish for you a Christmas filled
With joyous holiday cheer;
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
 And a very Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

This Christmas New Year poem in free verse evokes memories of the pleasures of each holiday season. 

Precious Memories

May this holiday season
leave you with precious memories:
A Christmas filled with love and light,
 perfect gifts, delicious foods,
 love and joy all around.
A New Year with continuing blessings—
friends, family, good work, great fun,
 and delightful surprises.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

Christmas poetry for cards is usually general, for wide application as this free Christmas greeting is. It's a Merry Christmas poem, and there's a Happy New Year wish in it, too. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We're wishing you a Christmas
 Full of laughter, love and light,
 With delicious holiday foods
 To excite your appetite.

We're hoping you receive
 Delightful gifts to make you smile,
 With family and friends
To love you all the while.

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
 May your Christmas dreams come true,
 And when Christmas is over,
 Happy New Year, too!

By Joanna Fuchs

This Christmas New Year wish is a true greeting card poem. At only four lines, it will fit into any card. 

Thinking of You at Christmas

We’re thinking of you at Christmas time,
 Sending this cordial Christmas rhyme,
With our very best wishes and heartfelt good cheer; 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs 

See New Year greetings on our
New Years Poems page

One of our neighbors goes all out with lighted inflatables for holidays. You should have seen what they did for the holiday that falls on the last day of October. Unbelievable! I took this photo there, but it only shows part of the huge display, which also includes a revolving snow globe with a variety of pictures displaying inside, and more! Sometimes these Christmas inflatables lose air, and that limp reindeer at the left looks like it could use some help!

Funny Christmas Poems

This family Christmas poem is a funny Christmas rhyme that could be a Christmas poem for a child or kid. A Christmas fantasy is described in this humorous Christmas poem. You could put this inside a Christmas gift. 

Toy Escape

Late Christmas Eve, when all was still,
 And the room was dark as night,
 The Christmas tree lit magically;
 It was a fantastic sight!

Then from around the tree trunk came,
A strange and funny sound,
As gifts began to unwrap themselves,
 And toys jumped out all around.

The music box began to play,
 And in a crazy trance,
The candy canes jumped off the tree
 To do a silly dance.

The big stuffed bear leaped to his feet,
To see what he could see;
He rode a shiny, bright red bike
 Around the Christmas tree.

The new toy kitchen started to cook,
 And before you could blink an eye,
The oven door opened, and from inside
 Came a tiny pizza pie.

A squirt gun squirted everything;
 It knew what it was for;
By the time that it was emptied out,
 A big puddle lay on the floor.

A beautiful doll with golden hair
 Was searching for a friend;
A toy soldier marched up and took her hand;
 They were a perfect blend.

In the bedroom were a boy and girl,
 Asleep in Christmas dreams;
The soldier saluted; the doll gave a kiss;
 At least that's the way it seems.

Now everything began to tire;
 The toys went back in place;
But when mother woke in the morning,
 You should have seen her face.

The tree was fine; the gifts were there,
 Yet mother gave a roar;
She looked at her wet shoes and yelled
"What's this puddle on my floor?"

By Joanna Fuchs

Funny Christmas poems are very popular. Here's a humorous Christmas poem that centers on eating. 

Holiday Feasting

Holiday time is for feasting;
We look forward to each treat.
 The tables are full of our favorite foods;
 We’ve got lots of good things to eat.

We scarf marshmallowed sweet potatoes;
There’s cider and eggnog to slurp.
There’s so much going down at once,
 Who can help an occasional burp?

Here’s the turkey, dressing and gravy;
Let’s all get down to chewing it,
 And if we pass a little gas,
Who’ll notice? Everyone’s doing it.

Dessert is three kinds of pie;
Then pass the box of candy.
Next year will you please remind us
 To have Alka-Seltzer handy!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a photo I took of Santa at the Mall, waiting to thrill starry-eyed kids.

Short
Christmas Poems

Short Christmas poems are in demand for greeting cards, like this brief bit of short Christmas poetry. 

This Christmas

We hope this Christmas enriches your life;
 May each day be happy and bright,
 Overflowing with pleasure and love;
May your Christmas be filled with delight.

By Karl Fuchs 


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This short Christmas poem is just two lines, enough for Christmas greeting card messages. 

Memories To Treasure

May the days until Christmas be full of sweet pleasure,
And your holidays create joyful memories to treasure.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

This short Christmas poem evokes some of the most beloved symbols of the holidays. It's a Christmas wish poem that will fit easily into the smallest card or even on a gift tag. 

My Christmas Wish For You

Christmas trees, presents and holly wreaths,
The feeling of love like a warm embrace,
 Family and friends surrounding you,
With Christmas joy in each precious face.

That’s my wish for you for Christmas!

By Karl Fuchs

Christian Christmas Poems

This religious Christmas poem describes the true meaning of Christmas. Many people are searching for religious Christmas card sayings. 

The Real Reason

Excitement and joy are filling the air;
 The lights add special decor.
We're shopping for Christmas gifts everywhere,
 But are gifts what Christmas is for?

The wreaths and the trees and the parties
Aren't what we need to convey;
It's the birth of our Savior, Jesus,
 The real reason for this holiday.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

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Soldier Christmas Poems

This soldier Christmas poem honors our troops. It's a military Christmas verse that honors civilian staff as well. Send this military holiday greeting to someone whose service you want to honor. 

A Soldier Is A Gift

As we celebrate Christmas, and we open our gifts,
we realize what priceless gifts a soldier gives to our country—
the gifts of patriotism, service, and deep dedication to our nation.

As we feast on a variety of fine Christmas delicacies,
 we acknowledge that a soldier personifies a variety of fine qualities:
 courage, good character, honor, fortitude amidst hardship,
persistence in subduing evil, and bravery in the face of danger.

A soldier is a cut above the rest of us,
doing jobs we could not or would not do.
While we are surrounded by Christmas comforts,
 we remember soldiers in places we would not want to be,
bringing the gift of adaptability to any situation,
 no matter how harsh or difficult.

As we "ooh" and "aah" over the Christmas lights and shiny ornaments
we recognize that a soldier gives us the most cherished gift of all,
 the shining light of freedom.

At Christmas, let us wrap our hearts and minds
 around our treasured soldiers.
 May they understand how very much their service means to us.
 Let us send the Christmas gifts of love, respect and admiration
 to our steadfast, loyal, magnificent warriors
 and their essential civilian support staff.

They themselves are the most precious Christmas gift of all,our protectors—our soldiers.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Holiday Poems

Some people prefer general, all-purpose holiday poems that can be used for most of the end-of-year holidays. This holiday greeting is for them. 

Those Who Are Dear

The turkey's bought and will soon be stuffed;
 The guest room's ready, the pillows fluffed.
 The closet's full of holiday gifts;
The snow is here, piled up in drifts.

Our plans are made for the coming New Year;
Now it's time to contemplate those who are dear.
 We're thinking of you and how special you are;
 Next to your name, we've put a star.

“Why?” you ask; well here's a clue:
 We feel so blessed that we know you.

Happy Holidays!

By Joanna Fuchs

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