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12 Classic Christmas Poems for the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

Classic Christmas Poems

Twelve of our favorite Classic Christmas poems for the twelve days of the Christmas season…

Featuring work by Mary Oliver, George Macdonald, Madeleine L’Engle, Jane Kenyon, and more! 

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 *** What classic Christmas poem would you add to this list?

Classic Christmas PoemsTwelfth Day of Christmas
January 5

Taking Down the Tree
Jane Kenyon

“Give me some light!” cries Hamlet’s
uncle midway through the murder
of Gonzago. “Light! Light!” cry scattering
courtesans. Here, as in Denmark,
it’s dark at four, and even the moon
shines with only half a heart.

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