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Salt Lake City Giving Machines donations mean children will receive life-changing wishes through Make-A-Wish Utah.

The Apostle asks ‘if Christ came tonight, who would be prepared to greet Him?’ and offers five invitations to better behold and follow the Savior

Apostles and other Church leaders give ideas on how to keep Christmas Christ-centered.

Waiting for a day, a week or through a slow season of life is often the test for determined disciples.

Four 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.

Hear Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert guest artists, including Jane Seymour, Hugh Bonneville, Claire Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Santino Fontana, Tom Brokaw, Angela Lansbury, Sir David Suchet and Lesley Nichol, read the Christmas story from Luke 2.

Jesus Christ “taught that we, too, can arise from the depths of our individual challenges... All this is possible by virtue of His mercy and grace,” said President Russell M. Nelson.

How Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol,” a tale of redemption and compassion that would become a classic, Lloyd Newell shares in this week’s “Music & the Spoken Word” with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

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 13 of them here.’s manager of Discovery Experiences and Centers shared how exploring his ancestry deepened his Christmas experience.

See a sampling of photos from locations around the world and how much has been donated so far.

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

Church News podcast features’s manager of Discovery Experiences and Centers, talking about family connections during the holiday season.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong recently used the story to illustrate a gospel principle, but he’s not the only leader who loves Charles Dickens’ classic.

“I saw firsthand how the Giving Machines provide a way for people to experience the joy of giving and have a touchpoint with the Church — and with the Savior — that perhaps they wouldn’t have otherwise,” writes Sydney Walker.

This week’s study guide focuses on the significance of Jesus Christ’s birth.

The Thousand Oaks California Stake gave a gift to the community in a three-night event. Plus, see other examples of Nativities around the U.S.

Lesley Nicol, 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.” Watch it here.

Christmas concert guest artists actor Lesley Nicol on being on stage with the Tabernacle Choir and singer/actor Michael Maliakel says how this compares to being on Broadway.

Broadway’s Michael Maliakel’s voice filled the Conference Center and British actor Lesley Nicol narrated an experience from Victor Hugo’s life during Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s 2023 Christmas concert.

Watch eight #LightTheWorld and six Giving Machines videos for the 2023 Christmas season, plus a bonus video from Studio C.

Music helped usher in a season of service and worship for Christmas.

“Season of Light” will premiere on PBS starting Dec. 12 and BYUtv starting Dec. 17.

Gathering is also a big part of the magic of Christmas, and just like the family in “The Nutcracker,” many families gather on Christmas Eve, Lloyd Newell observes in the “Music & the Spoken Word” with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

See the Christmas lights at the Church’s temple visitors’ center grounds, including Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Temple Hill in Oakland, Mesa Arizona Temple, Washington D.C. Temple and the Hamilton New Zealand Temple.

“The Lord loves effort. I know that our Prophet has taught us that. But that effort means also being enthusiastic about the work,” Sherinian says.

Lights, music and a crèche are open throughout December for the public to visit at the Mexico City Mexico Temple and the adjacent visitors’ center.

Messages were given by President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Gerrit W. Gong, Elder Paul V. Johnson and Sister Tracy Y. Browning.

Christmas is a time to worship and adore the Savior, and “live in the spirit of hallelujah,” taught President Russell M. Nelson during the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

Traditions can deepen love for Jesus Christ, Elder Gong taught, and shared three favorite family traditions.