Christmas – There is snow, cuddling by fires, gifts, shopping, good food, and time with loved ones. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
But the reason it is the most wonderful time of the year is this is a whole season where people focus on our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Reason for the Season! One of my favorite traditions of Christmas is to watch the Christmas Devotional (from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) with my family. It is an hour-long celebration filled with amazing songs from the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and talks from the General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The best part? It is all about our Savior Jesus Christ and is uplifting for anyone and everyone celebrating His birth.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs “Silent Night” every year and is my favorite rendition. It invites the spirit of Christmas like none other.
This devotional is exactly what you need to get in the “Christ”mas mood this holiday season. Watch it here.
Makayla was able to attend the Devotional at the Conference Center this year! Her mission Mom was one of the wonderful speakers.
Maegan’s family tradition for the devotional is to string popcorn and cranberries for their Christmas tree while they listen to the beautiful music and talks. Her children look forward to it all year! They drink cocoa, eat Christmas cookies and make snowflakes, paper chains, and other Christmas dainties.
You can also watch past Christmas Devotionals as a special December Sunday tradition! Maegan’s favorite is the 2012 Devotional.
Here are some of our favorite quotes from this year’s devotional!
“This Christmas season, let us all give the best gifts… Let us give the gift of love, the gift of service to those around us, and the true gift of forgiveness.” Sister Christina B. Franco
“One word describes best the feelings we experience at Christmastime. That word is LOVE.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Regardless of our position in life, every one of us is a beggar before God. We depend on His grace.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf