30 Christmas poems for kids!

Christmas Poems for Kids Aged 0 to 9


This first christmas poem is perfect for kindergarteners and easy to memorize.

I Like to See Christmas

Author Unknown

I like to see the stockings
I like to see the gifts
I like to see the bells
I like to see the tree
And I like to see Santa
Looking at me!


When it comes to Christmas poems for kids, this one is a favourite!  It is also easy to incorporate into craft activities.

Peppermint Stick

Author Unknown

I took a lick
Of a peppermint stick
And oh it tasted yummy!

It used to be
On the Christmas tree
But now it’s in my tummy!


This is a childhood classic when it comes to holiday poetry.  The analogy in this Christmas poem is that little children are like little pine trees, waiting to grow up.

Little Pine Tree

Author Unknown

I’m a little pine tree
As you can see,
All the other pine trees
Are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up
Then I’ll be
A great big merry Christmas tree!


Does your family have a special angel that sits on the top of your Christmas tree?  If yes, then this Christmas poem written for children in kindergartener is sure to delight!

A Christmas Angel

By Denise Burke

Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree
Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree
I’d give every girl and boy
Lots of Christmas peace and joy
Oh, I wish I was an angel on the tree


No collection for Christmas poems for kids would be complete without this next poem.

Five Little Reindeer

Author Unknown

Five little reindeer playing in the snow
The first one said, “Can you see my nose glow?”
The second one said, “Listen to me sing!”
The third one said, “I can hear the bells ring.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s eat the pie!”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready to fly.”
Then clomp went their hooves
And the snow fell white
As the five little reindeer flew out of sight.


This next Christmas poem for kids reminds us how much fun the holiday season is!

Christmas is a Day Full of Joy

Author Unknown

Christmas is a day full of joy,
Ask any girl or boy.

Santa’s reindeers fly up high,
By the twinkling stars in the sky.

Children love a snowball fight,
Although its freezing day and night.


 Children all over the world love this Christmas poem, with its promise of reindeers, Santa and presents.

Magic Reindeer Food

Author Unknown

Be sure to take this magic food
and sprinkle it on the lawn.

On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeers
travel miles before the dawn.

The smell of oats and glitter
will guide them on their way.

And you’ll wake up to Santa’s gifts
on merry Christmas day!


Who doesn’t love Santa?  This next Christmas poem is beloved by nursery children and older children alike.


Author Unknown

Two merry blue eyes
A very little nose
A long snowy beard
And cheeks like a rose
A round, chubby man
A big, bulging pack
Hurrah for old Santa
We’re glad he’s come back!


Santa cannot work his magic without his team of reindeer!  Kids love this next Christmas poem as it lets them be free to imagine themselves as Santa’s reindeer, flying through the sky to deliver gifts to all the waiting children.


I’m a Little Reindeer

Author Unknown

I’m a little reindeer,
Ready to fly.
I’ll pull Santa’s sleigh
Up in the sky.
Christmas is here,
We can’t be late.
All the children
Just cannot wait!


Kids, no matter the age, will have a good laugh at this humorous Christmas poem!


By Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball,
As perfect as could be,
I thought I’d keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pyjamas,
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first, it wet the bed!


Little children will love this next Christmas poem because it expresses how much they want Santa to arrive with his sackful of gifts.

Poem for Santa

Author Unknown

Stockings are hung
Christmas carols are sung

Each child is in bed
Slumber stories are read

It’s that magical night
When reindeer take flight

In your sleigh you do sit
(With toys – a tight fit!)

This key is for you
Dear Santa, it’s true

A long wait it’s been
We beg you – come in!


Young children will love this Christmas poem, and be delighted that a hungry little bunny ate the snowman’s nose.

A Chubby Snowman

Author Unknown

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!


This Christmas poem for kids expresses how hard it is to wait for Christmas morning!  It always seems an eternity away.

The Day Before Christmas

Author Unknown

We have been helping with the cake,
And licking out the pan,
And wrapping up our packages,
As neatly as we can.
We have hung our stockings up,
Beside the open grate.
And now there’s nothing more to do,




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