1. The Christmas Fairy by Margaret Tarrant
The Christmas Fairy comes tonight,
With her wand of silver bright,
With her wings of rainbow hue,
To spread some Christmas magic too.
She flits from house to house with ease,
Through snowflakes dancing in the breeze,
And as she passes by each door,
She leaves a trail of cheer galore.
She sprinkles magic on the trees,
And makes them sparkle just like these,
With tinsel, baubles, lights and more,
And garlands draped from floor to floor.
She fills the stockings by the fire,
With treats and toys that all desire,
And whispers dreams into each ear,
Of peace and love throughout the year.
So if you hear a rustle light,
And see a flash of silver bright,
Just know the Christmas Fairy’s near,
To spread some joy and Christmas cheer.
“The Christmas Fairy” by Margaret Tarrant is a whimsical and enchanting poem that tells the story of a fairy who helps to spread the magic of Christmas. With her wand and wings, she travels through the snow and the stars, bringing joy and wonder to children around the world. From decorating trees to filling stockings with treats, the Christmas Fairy is a beloved figure of the season. Tarrant’s vivid imagery and lyrical language make this poem a joy to read aloud and share with the whole family
The Christmas Mouse scurried out,
On Christmas Eve so cold,
In search of something wonderful,
That he had been told.
He saw the trees with lights aglow,
And heard the carols sung,
And felt the magic in the air,
That touched his little tongue.
He climbed up on the windowsill,
And peeked into the house,
And saw the family gathered there,
With love and laughter roused.
He saw the presents piled high,
Beneath the shining tree,
And wished that he could share the joy,
That he could somehow see.
And then he spied a tiny crumb,
That fell from someone’s plate,
And nibbled it with all his might,
In sweet and simple state.
And as he ate that little treat,
He felt a warming glow,
And knew that Christmas wasn’t just,
For people, don’t you know?
For in his heart he felt the love,
That filled the house that night,
And knew that he was part of it,
In his own special light.
And so he scurried back outside,
With joy within his heart,
And thanked the Christmas Mouse above,
For giving him a part.
“The Christmas Mouse” is a charming and heartwarming poem about a little mouse who discovers the magic of Christmas. The author of the poem is unknown, but its simple and sweet verses have delighted children for generations.
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- A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton
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- A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
- Christmas Everywhere by Christina Rossetti
- Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- The Friendly Beasts by Robert Davis
- A Christmas Carol by Eugene Field
- A Christmas Greeting by Edgar Guest
- Christmas in the Heart by Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Christmas Song by Richard Watson Gilder
- The Christmas Rose by Edith Rickert
- Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
- The Magi by William Butler Yeats
- The Snowman by Wallace Stevens