Christmas Stocking: Five Festive Poems for Children
Festive poems for children of all ages
Every child should have a Christmas Stocking. This selection of poems for children has been made by George Szirtes and makes a delightful gift – something to read at bedtime as the excitement of Christmas approaches, or to be shared afterwards as a reminder of the laughter and fun.
From a trip to the panto (hissing and booing essential!) to a first uncertain encounter with Santa, the poems celebrate the special traditions of Christmas that are relished by children of all ages.
“Santa Claus is coming
To the village hall,
I’m going to see Santa Claus
And I won’t cry at all.”
- from ‘Santa Claus’ by Gabriel Fitzmaurice.
George Szirtes is a leading contemporary poet who has won many awards. He is also a grandfather.