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Music and the Spoken Word: The miracle we call Christmas Love is the oldest and richest of Christmas traditions, beginning with the first Christmas. Few tangible gifts were exchanged then, but there were many offerings of love.
The Wise Men continue their search  of baby Jesus in this scene from the Bible Video series of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The 12 posts of Christmas that will make you want to grab the tissue box Reflecting on the birth of the Savior, Church leaders bore their testimonies of eternal families, the Atonement of Jesus Christ and being a light to others this Christmas season.
President Dallin H. Oaks shared a Christmas memory on Instagram of when he was a boy delivering Christmas baskets to widows and he didn't realize his own mother was a widow. In the post, he testified of Heavenly Father's plan of happiness and of eternal families.
#LightTheWorld giving machines raise more than $1 million for global, local charities and are still going strong The Church's #LightTheWorld campaign has surpassed last year's donations in its first few weeks with local and global donations from its five giving machine locations around the world.
A child looks through the selection of donations available in a #LightTheWorld "giving machine" in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.
Music and the Spoken Word: 'Tidings of great joy' There is, after all, a lot to love about Christmas — the lights, the decorations, the music, the gifts and the gatherings can inspire joy if we allow them to point us to a silent night in Bethlehem.
People tour the Christmas lights near Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Christmas joy: Kristin Chenoweth highlights annual Tabernacle Choir holiday concert Kristin Chenoweth enthralled audiences with her voice on Dec. 13 during her performance with The Tabernacle Choir.
Kristin Chenoweth jokes with conductor Mack Wilberg while singing with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during their opening Christmas concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Kristin Chenoweth to cross off an item on her 'bucket list' at Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert Celebrated Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth expressed excitement to celebrate "the birth of Christ" with the Tabernacle Choir during this year's Christmas concert.
Kristin Chenoweth, guest artist at this year's Christmas concert, has some fun with Ron Jarret, president of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, and Mack Wilberg, music director of the choir, as they shared exclusive details about the concert during a press conference at the Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
How Elder Holland blessed my family 24 years after my dad died at Christmas time Elder Jeffrey R. Holland delivered a message about the comfort he felt at his father’s death because of Christ’s birth from an Anglican chapel on Nov. 25.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, listen during the traditional Church of England "Nine Lessons and Carols" service in the Pembroke College Chapel in Oxford, England, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: What a story from Mother Teresa's life teaches about the true spirit of Christmas This season of special holidays is all about giving. Young children are often most excited about what they might receive, but over time, we discover that real joy comes from giving.
Mother Teresa, head of the Missionaries of Charity order, cradles an armless baby girl at her order's orphanage in what was then known as Calcutta, India, in 1978.
At Christmas devotional, President Nelson addresses 4 gifts from the Savior True followers of Jesus Christ have the privilege of experiencing unspeakable joy forever, said President Russell M. Nelson on Dec. 2.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson: 'Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room' Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve invites listeners to 'consider the condition' of their spiritual hearts, during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional on Dec. 2.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson speaks during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional on Dec. 2, 2018.
Elder Terence M. Vinson's 'A gift from Father: Accepted or Rejected' "Whether in Sydney, Salt Lake or Sierra Leone; whether in Nuku'alofa, Newfoundland or Nigeria, our Savior's birth inspires people to do good things," Elder Terence M. Vinson said during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional.
Elder Vinson delivers an address during the First Presidency's Christmas  Devotional on Dec. 2, 2018.
Sister Sharon Eubank: 'Silent Night, Love's Pure Light' Jesus Christ is Love's pure light, testified Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, during the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional on Dec. 2.
Sister Sharon Eubank gives an address during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional on Dec. 2, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: The true meaning of Christmas What does Christmas mean to you? One couple learned something about the meaning of Christmas several years ago when, the day after Christmas, their infant son passed away.
A young couple whose baby died at Christmastime would hang a stocking for him.
Giving machines #LightTheWorld in Arizona this Christmas season The Giving Machines opened in Gilbert on Nov. 29, one of only five places in the world. Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief General Presidency, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. Donations will benefit those in need.
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels cuts the ribbon for the opening of the giving machines on Thursday, Nov. 29, accompanied by Sister Reyna Aburto and leaders of local nonprofits that will benefit from donations made in Gilbert, Arizona. The giving machines are part of the Church’s popular #LightTheWorld campaign.
Elder Holland joins ambassador of Paraguay to switch on Christmas lights in D.C. The transformative power of the light of Christ to change lives and encourage peace was the focus of the Festival of Lights opening at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center on Nov. 27 and 28.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, right, and His Excellency German Rojas, the ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, switch on 650,000 lights that brilliantly illuminated the grounds of the Washington D.C. Temple.
#LightTheWorld campaign goes global with new 'giving machines' in New York, London, Manila Participate in the #LightTheWorld campaign this Christmas season by purchasing items for others through giving machines.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, and Sister Sharon Eubank, president of LDS Charities and first counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, talk to the media about the Light the World Giving Machine in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: Looking forward to Christmas Maybe that’s why we look forward so eagerly to Christmastime — because at Christmas we tend to think more of others than ourselves.
A nativity scene is on display on the Main Street Plaza in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.
Why visiting the lights at Temple Square is more than just a pretty sight Following more than 50 years of tradition, historic Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City once again flooded with light on the evening of Nov. 23, as crowds gathered for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony.
Thousands take in the colors as the lights are turned on at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.