The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
O, the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.
Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and specially created poems which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems is decorated in full-colour by Axel Scheffler, llustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
'Celebrates everything from snow and stockings to the Nativity story and its associated wonder'. TES