“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” – Matthew 2:9-10
“The spirit of Christmas puts in our hearts a desire to give joy to other people. The celebration of Christmas helps us keep our promise to always remember the Lord and His gifts to us. And that remembrance creates a desire in us to give gifts to Him.” – Henry B. Eyring
This Day in LDS History
1905 Children of the Church gather on Christmas Eve at the Tabernacle on Temple Square to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
1920 The Church announces the release of a new edition of the Book of Mormon with footnotes and new chapter introductions. The text of this version is set in two columns on each page rather than one.
1998 China radio airs a Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast during prime time.
1999 President Gordon B. Hinckley appreas on CNN’s Larry King Live, which is broadcast from the Tabernacle.
News & Upcoming Events
November 21 – January 3, 2014 – Savior of the World Performance
November 28 – December 31, 2014 2014 Temple Square Christmas Lights
December 1-31, 2014 Christmas Lights and Concert Events at Oakland Temple
December 4, 2014 – January 1, 2015 Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights
November 28, 2014 – January 5, 2015 Kirtland Christmas Exhibit
Hayley is a lover of all things chocolate, good books, and her cute British husband. She has a degree from BYU in Psychology and English and is now the Relationship Manager for LDSBookstore.com. She served a mission to the Philippines and misses the mangoes, bananas and people terribly. She loves taking photos of people, watching reruns of the West Wing, and geeking out about family history.