Printable Christmas Story Poem – Twas the Night of Jesus’ Birth

Printable Christmas Story Poem - Twas the Night of Jesus' Birth

Here is a booklet you can print off and share with your children this Christmas. I actually rewrote the story Twas the Night Before Christmas to Twas the Night of Jesus’ Birth. This booklet would be a great addition to any Children’s Bible Lessons about Christmas, or you could even use it for a children’s sermon. This printable Christmas poem for children would also be useful in family devotions.

Each page of this booklet has one paragraph of text and a simple clip art illustration. It is designed to be read aloud to a group of children. Use the link below to download this file for printing.

More Christmas Ideas – Browse over 30 free Christmas resources for Children’s Ministry or find a Christmas Sunday School Craft.


  1. Gloria Barnes says

    Thank you for sharing your website! Love this little booklet on Jesus birth in poem form. God Bless you!

  2. PVontz says

    We received this story last night at our American Heritage Girls Christmas Party! It is truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

  3. says

    Thank, thank you, thank you. We havea small church and our children range from 12 yrs to 2 yrs. Most of the time we have 5 children in our class. I thank you so much for this poem and also lessons. It really help to have these simple lessons. May God Bless you.

  4. Dawn says

    I love this poem and have used it for years in inner cities when running Christmas programs. I have the kids sit in a circle and pass wrapped gifts every time they hear the word “the”. When the poem ends, they open the gift they are holding. Blow their minds by wrapping EMPTY boxes! Explain that the gift of baby Jesus is no longer here on earth and He is living in heaven. We now have the Holy Spirit to take with us…or something along those lines. Always fun! (Oh, and make sure there are toy gifts to take home later! Or prepare for tears.) Connect the gift giving we do today as a reminder that God sent us the greatest gift of all!

  5. Barbara says

    I found this poem last year and had my 6 yr. old granddaughter read it Christmas Eve for the family. It was a blessing to us then and I know it will again. I have three more grandchildren that I hope will be reading a part of the story this in the years to come.

  6. Richard Mills says

    Would like permission to publish in our local church newsletter for Dec. 2013.

  7. DARLENE says

    I just stumbled upon your site. So far I like what I see. I teach Sunday School K-9 and I am looking for things for my children.

  8. Marilyn says

    I was thinking about downloading the story Twas the Night… but realized it made it sound like the Magi reached Jesus the same night, our gospel story is about them reaching Jesus in a year to 2 years later so I couldn’t confuse the kids that way. I did print your candy cane poem though.
    Thank you very much.

  9. Margie Turner says

    I’m new to your subscribers, love what I’ve seen and have used an object lesson to teach the children ( We grandparents have started a “Grandma’s (or Grandpa’s) Storytime and are loving the chance to tell our little ones a story each Sunday. Your story suggestions are wonderful, I’m printing off quite a lot of material. Thank you so much for all you are doing to spread His word.

  10. says

    I love this! I just stumbled upon it. Thank you for sharing. I am printing it out to share with my kindergarteners tonight at children’s choir. :)

  11. Bianca Hughes says

    this is so great being able to use all these diffrent ideas and stories & poems.
    My cousins love the activities & really enjoy them.

    thanks again

  12. Teresa H. says

    Absolutely perfect, thank you, may He continue to bless you and your ministry.

  13. Greg Moshier says

    Thank you for everything you do. The poem is awesome!
    (Twas the night of Jesus birth ) I look forward to receiving this each week.

    God bless you for all you do !


    Loved the “twas the Night of Jesus’ Birth”. Going to try to add it to our Children’s Ministry Christmas play “Seek and Find”. Thank you so much.

  15. Janie Atkinson says

    Hello – I couldn’t read the pdf Twas the Night of Jesus’ Birth. Is there some other way I could get a copy? Sounds like the perfect poem for our children. Thanks. Janie Atkinson

  16. Florinah says

    thanx a lot for the wonderful and userfrienfly resources u are providing for children. may the good Lord bless u.

  17. says

    Love the story Felicia. I’m going to share it with the children’s minister at my church.

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