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Christmas Poems for Kids

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I've been writing verses
For 60 years...phew!
And d'yer know why I did it?
T'was especially for you

Jon Bratton

Christmas Poems for Kids 
Christmas is a funny time
That everyone adores
Even grown ups smile a lot
When they see Santa Claus

It's obvious why there's lots of smiles
From all the girls and boys
But why do the grown ups smile
When they don't get any toys

When my Dad's face is smiling
"I'm grimacing" is what he'll say
So, grown ups, have a right good grimace
Throughout Christmas Day

Jon Bratton © 2011

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This is the very place to find rhymes for children at the happiest time of the year. There are also links to some of my favorite other kids web pages that have Christmas Verses for Children 

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

To next door's penguin we always sing
"Freeze a jolly good fellow" coz he's nice
They also have a duck, which is handy
For quacking all the ice

The woman next door stole a calendar
She got 12 months, when the police caught her
She wanted Christmas candles that burn longer?
Silly woman...all candles burn shorter

She was arrested for doing Christmas shopping early
It's against the law
She should have waited until the shop opened
Instead of doing it before

The man next door, in his garden
Thinks it's funny to go Ho, Ho, Ho
It was funny when he fell over backwards
And yelped Oh, Oh, Oh

My Dad says Santa comes down the chimney
Just coz it soots him
He has to get fit for doing deliveries
But he doesn't go to the Gym

He goes to the Chimnasium
With Mary, his wife
Oh yes, Mary Christmas
Is the love of his life

Anyhoo, enough, already
This is too long a silly rhyme
Any longer and you'll still be reading it
Come choccie egg eating time

Jon Bratton © 2011

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Christmas Poems for Kids

Merry Christmas, my darling (Sophie)
It's a magic time for you
As you've been good all the year
You'll get toys, all shiney new

Christmas Eve is Santa's busy night
He does his very best
And when the night is over
He gets to have a rest

While you get up excited
Happy and full of joys
And you get to unwrap the huge pile
Of lovely games and toys

Have a really lovely time my (our) darling

Jon Bratton © 2011

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Have a really lovely Christmas (Sophie)
With all the nice things that you get
Though it's only your (third) Christmas
May it be your best one yet

Jon Bratton © 2011

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I wish a very happy Christmas
To the darling (granddaughter) of mine
Hope you get lots of lovely things
And have a really super time

Jon Bratton © 2011

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I have been criticized, fairly, to be honest, that my Christmas Poems for Kids page is woefully inadequate and I thought I'll write some. In searching round for inspiration, I found some lovely stuff, buried deep in the search engines where they get too little attention. I know one or two writers so I googled them. 

Here's an example of dozens that I found when I put into Google Xmas verses by Margmax

Can you hear the sleigh bells, tinkling in the sky?
Santa has his job to do just, like you and I
His work, of course, cannot start 'til everyone’s asleep
So you be sure you're in your bed before he chimney creeps


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Then I put in Xmas verses by Paul Perro
and found this, as just one example of his gems

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with "M".
I spy
A mince pie.
I could eat a hundred of them

Paul Perro

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When seeking Christmas poems for kids you could either be wanting poems to amuse children or poems from children to amuse grown ups

Came up with a lovely bunch of Christmas poems for kids, of which this is an example

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse
Then the silence was broken
By thunderous roaring
Twas not Santa’s footsteps
But Dad’s terrible snoring 

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Christmas Poems for Kids

I still haven't managed to write any more Christmas poems for kids myself but I'll write some for next year. Meantime here's some Christmas poems for kids that were gathered long ago that warranted the criticism

Christmas time for boys and girls
Is a happy day,
For we go to grandma's house
And eat and sing and play.

Grandma does not say to us
"Stop that horrid noise,"
'Cause she understands we can't,
When we're "only boys."

And she lets the girls play house,
In the garret old,
And when they strew things around,
Grandma doesn't scold.

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Every year Grandma gets a tin of talcum powder.
She always says, ‘Ah my favourite!’
Even before she opens the wrapping
Grandpa always says, ‘Well, I know what’s in here.
Its two pairs of socks. Just what I wanted!’

This year, Aunti Vi had an umbrella in an umbrella-shaped parcel
I mean, it looked just like an umbrella.
And, before Aunti Vi pulled the paper off,
She said to Mum, ‘It will match that new coat of mine.’

As for Mum and Dad, they just sat there and said,
'We’ve given each other a joint present this year
It’s a digital clock radio for our bedroom.’
Do you know, they didn’t even bother to wrap it up and put it under the tree!

At the end, when everything had been given out,
Mum said, ‘We mustn’t forget the gift-vouchers from Debbie and Jim. 
We sent them a cheque for the same amount.
We always do.’
I call that a bit unimaginative, don’t you?

Maybe, when you come to think about it,
Grown-ups need Father Christmas far more than children do.

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Christmas Poems for Kids

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.

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