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Christmas Devotional

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.

Sharing the words of his daughter who died of cancer, Elder Johnson invited listeners to recognize the Savior’s gifts this Christmas season.

The gift of remembrance is “so we do not forget the Giver,” said Sister Tracy Y. Browning at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, with music provided by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

“Christmas is a time to ... de-emphasize differences among people,” President Dallin H. Oaks said.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional ushered in the Christmas season in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring messages of peace and hope.

Messages given by President Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder José A. Teixeira and President Bonnie H. Cordon.

“Christmas is a time to eliminate arrogance and provocation, to subdue criticism, to practice patience, and to de-emphasize differences among people,” President Oaks said.

Stories surrounding the Savior’s birth teach powerful lessons, said Elder Neil L. Andersen.

“Re-centering our focus on Christ during Christmas will provide us a more significant measure of His love in our lives, and a greater capacity to love and serve others,” Elder Teixeira said.

“Jesus Christ was and is our first and forever gift of Christmas,” President Cordon testified during First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

Ticket requests to attend in person become available Nov. 7, with a maximum allowance of 6 tickets.