Meaningful Christmas Verses - Nice Sayings, Quotes and Poems
Are you looking for some nice Christmas verses to help express the spirit of Christmas?
Probably the most well-known Christmas verse is the poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
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It was first published in 1823 and is generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although it is also been said that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr. It consists of 14 verses but the most popular is the first verse:
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
It's amazing to think that even after almost 200 years, this verse is still quoted every year and read to children everywhere.
Here's another vintage Christmas verse by Edgar Guest, first published in the Detroit Free Press in the early 1900's.
If you are looking for nice Christmas verses to add to your cards this year, here are some samples:
"May the wonder
For the young and the young at heart, don't forget Dr. Seuss' Grinch, who finally realizes the spirit of Christmas:
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzles till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"
Some people simply like to insert a Christmas verse into their family Christmas letters, such as this one by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Or choose this more modern version by Carolyn Wells:
"I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
And yet another Christmas verse by Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
"When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know."
I'm sure you have some Christmas verses of your own, but don't forget the three most important things about Christmas: "Peace on Earth", "Goodwill to all men", and "Batteries not included".
Remember that a hug is the perfect Christmas gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to return.
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