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Christmas Verses Poems Quotes

but, first...

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 verses poems quotes brings you a host of Christmas material. Enjoy.

Let's start with one I wrote as a post to all my international friends who are on Facebook

The big fat bearded guy
Was invented to promote Coke
So sending a $ card by international mail
Is a bit of a joke

Facebook is modern communication
It's cutting edge and wise
It's our Chrissie card to you, (Don and Jane)
"Have a great one, guys"
Love (Jon & Marg)

Jon Bratton © 2013

Some consider the cost of domestic mail to be prohibitive so this can be adapted by changing the third line to

So sending a card by mail nowadays

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And now here's a funny poem by Pam Ayes 

It was Christmas Eve on a Friday
The shops was full of cheer,
With tinsel in the windows,
And presents twice as dear.
A thousand Father Christmases,
Sat in their little huts,
And folk was buying crackers
And folk was buying nuts.

All up and down the country,
Before the light was snuffed,
Turkeys they get murdered,
And cockerels they got stuffed,
Christmas cakes got marzipanned,
And puddin's they got steamed
Mothers they got desperate
And tired kiddies screamed.

Hundredweight's of Christmas cards,
Went flying through the post,
With first class postage stamps on those,
You had to flatter most.
Within a million kitchens,
Mince pies was being made,
On everyone's radio,
"White Christmas", it was played.

Out in the frozen countryside
Men crept round on their own,
Hacking off the holly,
What other folks had grown,
Mistletoe on willow trees,
Was by a man wrenched clear,
So he could kiss his neighbour's wife,
He'd fancied all the year.

And out upon the hillside,
Where the Christmas trees had stood,
All was completely barren,
But for little stumps of wood,
The little trees that flourished
All the year were there no more,
But in a million houses,
Dropped their needles on the floor.

And out of every cranny, cupboard,
Hiding place and nook,
Little bikes and kiddies' trikes,
Were secretively took,
Yards of wrapping paper,
Was rustled round about,
And bikes were wheeled to bedrooms,
With the pedals sticking out.

Rolled up in Christmas paper
The Action Men were tensed,
All ready for the morning,
When their fighting life commenced,
With tommy guns and daggers,
All clustered round about,
"Peace on Earth - Goodwill to Men"
The figures seemed to shout.

The church was standing empty,
The pub was standing packed,
There came a yell, "Noel, Noel!"
And glasses they got cracked.
From up above the fireplace,
Christmas cards began to fall,
And trodden on the floor, said:
"Merry Christmas, to you all".

 Pam Ayres

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Christmas Verses Poems Quotes

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Christmas Poem for Wife entitled 

Christmas is a Special Time 

Christmas is a special time, 

To spend with those most dear, 

A happy and a joyous time, 

That's filled with lots of cheer. 

But Christmas is also a special time, 

To tell you, my darling wife, 

How much I love you and adore you, 

You are the light of my life. 

So this Christmas I want to give 

A very special gift, 

My heart, my soul, wrapped up and sealed 

With a very loving kiss. 

Merry Christmas to the light of my life. 

by Lesley Ellen 
(Chatham, Kent, England)

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Christmas Memories 

Carol singers singing 

Holly on the bough, 

Reasons to be merry 

Instilled in all men now. 

Smiles from passing strangers 

The lights upon the tree, 

Makes for a happy Christmas 

And fills our hearts with glee. 

Special are the memories made at Christmas time, 

Extend them to your family and think of all 


by Sandra Woolridge

Stoke on Trent, England

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It's the perfect time to say to you
As the Christmas Season starts
That you're part of many memories
That often warms our hearts

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Christmas Eve

The children lay in bed this special night
Holding their breath with eyes closed tight
They know the magic won't be right
If they are found awake after midnight
Shhh, at last they hear a sound
Tinkering bells in the background
Do they dare open their eyes
And peep out at the dark skies
Will they only see the snow
Or is Santa parked across the road
They hear a creak, is it the door
Or is it the cat creeping across the floor
No this time they know for sure
It definitely was the bedroom door
Not one child dares to breathe
Or make a sound in bed this eve
They knew it was he creeping across the floor
Even quieter than the year before
Will he leave me a doll's house
Some toy soldiers and a sugar mouse
There's a lot of rattling, a creak, a groan
Now he's finally leaving our home
We wait in bed for what seems like hours
Until we're sure the house is ours
Then we are all out of bed
Feeling around to see what's been left
Our sacks are full, O what joy
We have been good girls and boys
We feel around and shake each one
To us Christmas day has begun
But suddenly out of the dark
GET BACK TO BED! The grown-ups bark.

julie lineker
(winchester uk)

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OH Christmas

We always put weight on at Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year
For this day we do fear
When it's over until next year
(OH JOY) for we do cheer.

For all the cakes and pasties, oh dear
On the hips and waist adhere
Now it's over until next year
(OH JOY) for we do cheer.

by Maddie

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Christmas Across the Miles

Merry Christmas wishes
Are flying across the miles
To wish you the very best of times
A day full of laughter and smiles

by Rhona
(Aberdeen, Scotland)
Seasons Greetings from Aberdeen!

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Friends Christmas Poem called Christmas Time

Tinsel sparkling on the tree,
Decorations, pretty lights.
Snowflakes falling softly,
Make a land of winter white.

Adults, with a knowing smile
Say 'Santa's on his way';
Children tucked up in their beds,
Listen for his sleigh.

To you my friends, I wish for peace,
And lots of Christmas cheer;
Good luck, good health and happiness,
Throughout the coming year.

by Tina Burton
(Devon UK)

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Santa Claus Christmas Poem

No drink for Sante please

Why does Santa look so merry?
Has he mixed the port and sherry?
In his sledge is he pie eyed?
Could we see him breathalysed?

Called into court and duly tried,
Found guilty and disqualified
What a shock for girls and boys,
If he was banned from bringing toys.

So when he battles through the drifts,
Delivering your Christmas gifts,
Don’t leave him vodka, gin or whiskey
Leave him milk, it’s much less risky,

by Jim Gibson
(Selkirk Scottish Borders)

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