13 Christian Poems About Christmas: Original & Inspiring

Connect with the religious meaning of Christmas through poetry.

Updated October 14, 2019
Christmas poem

Although there are plenty of poems that celebrate the many traditions that surround this holiday, Christian poems focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Take a few moments away from the hustle and bustle of the season to share some of these original Christmas poems with the people you love.

Christmas Poems About Jesus

Jesus is the reason for the season, and these Christmas poems keep that focus.

One Dark and Starry Night

By Kelly Roper

On a dark and starry night
One star shone particularly bright
And led wise men to the sight
Where a prince was born that night.

When they arrived upon the scene,
It was almost like a dream.
There lay the tiny Lord Supreme,
'Tween Joseph and Heaven's future queen.

The wisemen placed their gifts before him,
To show how much they adored him.
Their souls filled with joy to the brim,
As the angels sang their Heavenly hymn.

Now each Christmas we commemorate,
And rejoice with glee and celebrate,
The birth of Jesus, the one so great,
The Son of God, the Word Incarnate.

Three wise men following Star of Bethlehem

Heaven Sings

by Kelly Roper

All of Heaven sings
Hallelujah to the Christ
Born to save mankind.

What Christmas Is Really About

By Kelly Roper

Frantic shoppers crowd the stores,
Buying up bargains by the score.
Do they know the meaning of Christmas?
It's difficult to tell for sure.

Christmas isn't a race to see
How many gifts that you can buy.
It's not about cooking a ham,
Or about baking pumpkin pie.

It isn't about hanging lights,
Or visiting Santa at the mall.
No it really isn't about
Any of those things at all.

It's about the birth of Jesus,
And his true divinity.
It's about the birth of the Savior,
Who came to redeem humanity.

So stop worrying about those sales,
And getting caught up in distractions
Let's focus on what's important,
And be responsible for our actions.

Jesus is the reason for the
season we hold so dear.
So let's keep the focus on God
As we celebrate Christmas this year.

Image of a Heavenly choir

Christmas Poems to Read at Sunday School

Use Christmas poems as entertaining teaching tools for Sunday schoolers.

A Christmas Day Poem

By Kelly Roper

Christ the almighty savior
Is the Light of the World,
Born in Bethlehem to redeem God's people.

Meaning of the Advent Wreath

By Kelly Roper

The Advent wreath is a circle representing God's unending love
And eternal life won for us by Christ our savior above.

The wreath holds four simple candles, each with a special meaning.
Three are violet. one is pink; together they look quite appealing.

The first is the violet Prophecy candle meaning the coming of the Messiah is at hand.
The second is the violet Bethlehem candle for Joseph and Mary's journey to that land.

The third is the pink Shepherd's candle, which represents joy at Jesus' birth.
The last is the violet Angel's candle, which represents peace and good will on earth.

One candle's lit first Advent Sunday. Each Sunday afterward we light one more,
Until all four are lighted the last Sunday of Advent to honor the Lord we adore.

Christmas Advent Wreath with Nativity Scene

A Nativity Haiku

By Kelly Roper

Sweet baby Jesus
Born of the Virgin Mary,
'Neath Bethlehem's star.

An Angel Spoke to Mary

By Kelly Roper

An angel said to Mary, "Fear not."
And she said, "Let it be done as you say."
And by the power of the Holy Spirit
She conceived a son that day.

The child within her womb
Was no ordinary babe.
He was the Son of God,
Born into this world to save.

Jesus came to save all sinners
And redeem them for the Lord,
And we celebrate each Christmas
To show Him He is loved and adored.

Painting of the angel Gabriel and Mary

Religious Christmas Poems for Preschoolers

These short and simple Christmas poems are just right for preschool-age children.

What Christmas Looks Like to Me

By Kelly Roper

Twinkling lights upon the tree,
Going to church on Christmas Eve,
Baby Jesus in the nativity,
This what Christmas looks like to me.

Happy Birthday, Jesus

By Kelly Roper

Happy birthday, Jesus
and Merry Christmas too.
We all know that you love us,
And all of us love you!

Happy birthday, Jesus
And bless your mother too.
Mary said yes to God's plan,
And gifted the world with you.

Happy Birthday Jesus spelled out in a decorated Christmas tree

Can You...?

By Kelly Roper

Can you hear the angels singing?
Can you hear the church bells ringing?
Can you tell who all this is for?
It's for the birth of Jesus our Lord.

Inspirational Christmas Poems

May these poems fill you with the Christmas spirit and inspire you.

Make Christmas Last All Year Long

By Kelly Roper

Why confine the beauty of Christmas to a single season?

Give to the needy whenever you're able.
Volunteer at a soup kitchen at least once a month.
Wish people a good day every day.
Sing your favorite Christmas carol just because.
Send cards to let loved ones know you're thinking of them.
Surprise someone now and then with a gift from the heart.
Let that mistletoe hang all year round and use it.
Pray for peace on earth each and every day.
Try to love your fellow human beings even though they're far from perfect.
Give thanks for all the Lord provides.
Keep Jesus first in your heart.

If you can do these things all year long, Christmas never has to end.

Christmas mistletoe with white and red ribbon bow

Christmas Church Bells

By Kelly Roper

Church bells peal with joy,
Announcing Christ's birth to all
As the faithful kneel.

Christmas Midnight Mass

By Kelly Roper

The alter is decorated with pine boughs
And red velvet bows tied in place.
Scents of beeswax and incense fill the air
Bestowing a heightened sense of Grace.

The church is shrouded in silence
And a feeling of peaceful anticipation.
The angels are already gathering,
To take part in the jubilation.

Parishioners greet one another
On this holy and joyous night.
They come to celebrate Jesus' birth
And take part in the sacred rite.

All rise in their pews as the procession begins
And give voice to a beloved Christmas hymn.
There'll be prayers and readings and time-honored rituals,
And the Holy Spirit will dwell with them.

For this is midnight Mass on Christmas,
And "yonder breaks a new and glorious morn."
So when the church doors swing open,
Go forth declaring Christ is born!

Church at night in a snowy landscape with illuminated windows

Another Way to Express Christian Faith

Christmas poems are more than just entertainment when they focus on the true reason for this holiday. They offer readers a way to refocus on the birth of Christ and what it means to them and the world at large, and they provide a lovely way to share the faith with others.

13 Christian Poems About Christmas: Original & Inspiring