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!
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
-- By Oren Arnold
At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the
-- By Edgar Guest
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.
-- By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not 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.
-- By Clement C. Moore
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
-- By Norman W. Brooks
Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus
but wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
-- By Christina Rossetti
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 blasť about our gifts;
Do we shun the mistletoe?
Are we too mature
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!
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 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
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.)
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!