Some non-copyrighted holiday poems include "A Christmas Carol," "At Christmas," "Christmas Bells" and "Auld Lang Syne." All the mentioned poems are in the public domain and can be used without fear of copyright infringement.
"A Christmas Carol" is a poem written by G.K. Chesterton in 1900. While it shares the same title as the well-known Christmas story by Charles Dickens, this poem is about Jesus sitting on the Virgin Mary's lap.
"At Christmas" is a poem written by Edgar Albert Guest that speaks of mankind in general, and how mankind differs at Christmastime. The poem explains that once Christmas comes man tends to put aside his pettiness and selfishness and become a better and more giving person.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the well-known holiday poem "Christmas Bells." In this poem a man hears the bells of Christmas ringing, speaking of peace and goodwill. The man fears there is no peace and goodwill left in the world. The bells then ring louder, assuring him that God is not dead and peace will prevail.
"Auld Lang Syne" is another copyright-free holiday poem. It was written by the renowned Scottish poet Robert "Robbie" Burns in 1788. It is best-known as the song sung at midnight on New Year's Eve.