Romantic Christmas Poetry to Show Your Affection

romantic couple kissing under mistletoe by Christmas tree

People have been using romantic poetry to woo their sweethearts for centuries, so go ahead and include a few poems at Christmas too. Whether you write your own poems or use poems written by someone else that express how you feel, the sentiments you share with the one you love will be treasured for years to come.

Romantic Verses for Christmas

As these verses show, romantic Christmas poems can be long or short, rhymed or not rhymed, passionate and serious, or even tinged with humor. The important thing is that any poem you choose matches your personality and what's in your heart. Add one to a Christmas card, a gift tag, or maybe frame one and give it as a present.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Meet me under the mistletoe,
And we'll share a tender kiss.

All I need are your lips, my love
To complete my holiday bliss.

Meet me under the mistletoe,
I promise it will be divine,
When I take you in my arms
And press your lips with mine.

Meet me under the mistletoe
With lips that glisten like dew,
And I'll reveal what's in my heart
With the kiss that I give to you.

By Kelly Roper

All I Want for Christmas

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
For Christmas this year,
All I want is you!

By Tracey Kelley

romantic couple sitting on floor in front of Christmas tree

A Perfect Christmas Eve

You and I
Cuddled up together
In the dark
In front of a lighted tree
Sharing our love for each other.

That's my idea of a perfect Christmas Eve.

By Kelly Roper

A Present Just for You

The packages are wrapped,
The tree is a delight,
Meet me under the mistletoe,
And you'll get a big present tonight!

By Tracey Kelley

The First Gift Is the Best

On our first Christmas morning,
I thought you were the most beautiful sight,
In your fuzzy, yellow slippers, hair askew,
With pink cheeks, like Santa's little helper.

You gave me socks, like my mom would,
And a very cool titanium driver,
But the greatest gift of all, I know this for sure,
Is simply being my loving wife every day.

Merry Christmas, sweetheart, this year and always.

By Tracey Kelley

Our First Christmas

My heart beats with anticipation
At the thought of you and me
Spending our first Christmas together
Hanging ornaments on the tree.

A crackling fire and a bottle of wine
Complete my romantic vision.
And my fondest wish for you and me
Is to make this our yearly tradition.

By Kelly Roper

More Affectionate Holiday Poetry

romantic couple embracing in city at Christmas

For all the volumes of romantic poetry available, comparatively little of it involves Christmas. However, a growing number of modern poets are trying their hand at blending the holidays with love.

  • Beautiful Love Quotes has a small collection of romantic Christmas poetry that expresses the significance of having someone special to share this holiday with, especially in "Christmas Poem for You".
  • Poem Source features a smattering of poetry dedicated to loved ones at Christmas time, and "The Most Wonderful Gift" is a great example. It describes a partner as being a wonderful gift that lasts long after Christmas is over.
  • Coolest Holiday Parties includes a couple romantic poems in their short Christmas poems collection. "Candlelit Heart" expresses the wistfulness experienced when having to spend Christmas away from the one you love while "May This Christmas Be the First of Many" looks forward to love growing as the years pass.

The Magic of the Season in Words

Poets have the wonderful ability to weave the magic of the holidays into hearts and flowers couples can keep forever. Cuddle up with your sweetheart, share a few of these poems, and discover the magic of a truly romantic Christmas.

Romantic Christmas Poetry to Show Your Affection