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The background music in the Church’s #LightTheWorld videos is simple, but something about it has been capturing hearts since the first video launched in 2016.

A project reaching across the United States showed survivors they are not forgotten.

The #LightTheWorld initiative includes celebrations, Nativities, service projects and Giving Machine donations.

A flying “ghost” and falling candy have helped share stories of “A Christmas Carol” and the candy bomber during the Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts. See 8 of them here.

“At Christmas, of course, we focus upon His birth. But, He will come again,” said President Russell M. Nelson.

Hear Tabernacle Choir guests Jane Seymour, Hugh Bonneville, Claire Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Santino Fontana and Tom Brokaw read the Christmas story from Luke 2.

“The gift of the Son of God is a priceless gift. ... He is the gift that offers divine love, lasting hope and true joy,” President Eyring wrote in the December 2022 Liahona.

This Church News video features response of guests participating in 2022 Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.

Latter-day Saints worked to help others and show love for the Savior in #LightTheWorld service projects around the Africa Central Area.

The 30-minute “Music & the Spoken Word” Christmas specials feature music from the Christmas concerts and the guest artists.

Follow this page for up-to-date information on locations and closing dates for the 31 Giving Machine sites around the world.

Three years ago the Church released a video seeking to portray the Nativity story in the most accurate way possible — “The Christ Child: A Nativity Story.” Watch it here.

#LightTheWorld events in Johannesburg, South Africa, included the theme, “Come serve as He served.”

This season marks the fifth year Latter-day Saints have participated in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Meeting in Cape Coast, Ghana, members of the Church sing and serve to launch #LightTheWorld.

With song, dance and story-telling, members of the Church in San Juan Light the World and look forward to a new temple.

The Asia Area Christmas Devotional features music and video presentations from nine countries. Watch it here.

This episode of the Church News podcast features a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University offering historical insights and biblical context on Bethlehem.

See the unwrapping celebrations as the 2022 Giving Machines open in 28 locations across the U.S. and around the world for #LightTheWorld.

Latter-day Saints in Colombia and Ecuador launched their #LightTheWorld initiatives with songs and dances representing their countries’ cultures.

Historical records, archaeological discoveries and the natural geography of the region can greatly increase understanding of the first Christmas, wrote BYU professor Matthew J. Grey.

Efforts included service projects in Nicaragua, a dinner program in El Salvador and awards ceremonies in Honduras.

The Mariano Rivera Foundation seeks to give educational opportunities to children in need.

Consider Christmas symbols, look at them differently and find links to the Savior.

One week before Christmas Day, President Russell M. Nelson extends the invitation to lift, love and serve others as a way to reflect the light of the Savior.

Sir David Suchet, a guest artist for the Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert, shares the Christmas story in Luke 2 during this week’s “Music & the Spoken Word.”

Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert guest artists Lea Salonga felt “enveloped” by sound, actor Sir David Suchet said it was terrifying to see the Conference Center, and Nick Winton on sharing his father’s experience help children escape World War II.

“Covenant keepers are entitled to a special kind of rest that comes to them through their covenantal relationship with God,” President Nelson has declared.

Nativities from around the world are on display at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center.

Singer Lea Salonga’s voice soared through the Conference Center and narrator actor Sir David Suchet introduced a surprise guest during the Tabernacle Choir’s 2022 Christmas concert.