Christmas Poems for Kids

Here's our Christmas Poems for Kids starting with this old chestnut which is usually sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot" and here's 7 different lyric versions...the last one by yours truly. Children often act out the song which is perhaps why the words vary..shivering and melting away, for example, lends themselves to kid-attractive actions

I'm a little snowman, look at me

These are my buttons 1 2 3

These are my eyes and this is my nose

I wear a hat and scarf. Brr it's cold

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I’m a little snowman short and fat.

Here’s my scarf and here’s my hat.

When the snow is falling, come and play.

Make a snowman every day.

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I'm a little snowman round and fat,

Here are my mittens. Here is my hat.

Add a little scarf and a carrot nose,

I stand so tall when the cold wind blows.

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I'm a little snowman, short and fat.

Here is my broom, here is my hat

When it's cold and icy, I will stay.

But when it gets all hot. I melt away! 

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I'm a little snowman short and fat,

Here is my scarf and here is my hat.

When I see the snowfall, hear me shout

"All you children please come out!"

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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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I'm a little snowperson, politically correct

A female was behind this, I suspect

When it's cold and icy, I go indoors

Which is really silly, coz my body thaws

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And spotting a pattern in the writing of Christmas poems for kids, here's a wordier two verse version of the same poem, sung to the same tune

Once there was a snowman, who stood outside the door,

He wished that he could come inside, and run about the floor.

He wished that he could warm himself, beside the fire, so red,

He wished that he could climb upon the big white bed. 

So he called to the North Wind, "Come and help me, pray,

For I'm completely frozen, Standing here all day."

So the North Wind came along, And blew him in the door,

And now there is nothing left, but a puddle on the floor!

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Continuing the Christmas poems for kids conspiracy here's another to the tune "I'm a Little Teapot"

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.

That's the end of the Teapot ones. Here's some of the more famous Christmas poems for kids, including popular song lyrics

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Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride

On a one-horse open sleigh

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride

On a one-horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow

On a one-horse open sleigh

Over fields we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bob-tails ring

Keeping spirits bright

Oh What fun it is to sing

A sleighing song tonight

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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.

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Here's some funny Christmas Poems for Kids

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," said he,,

"You’ll all be speeding off with me,

To bring 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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I've been waiting for Christmas,

And it's almost here.

I've been waiting for Christmas,

Santa's getting near.

Can't you hear the sleigh bells ringing?

Reindeer up so high.

Can't you hear the children singing,

As they watch the sky?

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More Funny Christmas Poems for Kids

A Russian felt water hit his nose

"Goodness me, upon my life...

It's started raining,"

He said to his wife.

Said she, also feeling a drop

"Rain? oh no, no no

What's falling down, dear

Feels more like snow

Comrade Rudolph intervened

"Officially it's raining" said he

The wife wasn't convinced

"It still feels like snow to me"

But her husband was now certain

And he said to her "look here

You heard what he said, and afterall

Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear"

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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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What do reindeer have that no other animals have ?

Baby reindeer !

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas ?

It's Christmas, Eve !.....see? 

What's in December and no other month ?

It's the letter "D" ! 

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Little Jack Horner

Sat in the corner,

Eating of Christmas pie:

He put in his thumb,

And pulled out a plum,

And said, "What a good boy am I!"

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Who delivers cat's Christmas presents ?

Santa Claws ! 

Who delivers elephants' Christmas presents?

Elephanta Claus !

Who delivers baby shark's Christmas presents?

Santa Jaws

Who delivers the dog's Christmas presents

Santa Paws

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Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

had a very shiny nose.

And if you ever saw it,

you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer

used to laugh and call him names.

They never let poor Rudolph

join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say:

Rudolph with your nose so bright,

won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then how the reindeer loved him

and they shouted out with glee:

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,

you'll go down in history! 

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Twinkle Twinkle chocolate bar

Santa drives a rusty car

Press the starter

Press the choke

Off he goes in a cloud of smoke !

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Here's the most traditional of the Christmas poems for kids

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.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winters nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.

A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Clement Clarke Moore

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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!

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Loads more Christmas Poems for Kids from Jon Bratton, who's permission I have for using part of this one

December is a special month

It fills us with much glee

In the whole year it's the only month

That has a letter D

It has a different elfabet

Which is kinda weird

It's called Noel coz there is no L,

It's just completely disappeared

Looking at the chimney, we remember,

He who enters without opening doors

It's next door's bloomin' beach-loving cat

We call him Sandy Claws

For the rest of this and more

Christmas Poems for Kids