Today is Christina Rossetti's birthday. I always want to read Rossetti in December, probably because she was born and died in December (the 29th). She also wrote two of my favourite poems of the season, which were both set to music to become two beautiful hymns.
In the Bleak Midwinter:
Love Came Down at Christmas:
We also enjoy reading Christmas in the Stable.
This is a collection of poems, each written from the point of view of an animal or about the animals in the stable where the Christ Child lay asleep.
And this year I just may order this one for myself if one of my loved ones graces me with an Amazon gift card: O Holy Night!: Masterworks of Christmas Poetry