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Christmas is a busy time of year. We often forget to stop and think of the true meaning of Christmas. Check out this family home evening lesson on the true meaning of Christmas! Scripture: Isaiah 9:6 Hymn: Christmas Bells or Joy to the World Lesson: Luke 1-2 and Matthew 2:1-2, 11-15 Treat: Candy Cane Cookies or Santa Hats Activity: Nativity or Set Goals •View entire lesson...


FHE Scripture


Isaiah 9:6

6- For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

FHE Lesson Hymn


Christmas Bells- Primary Song 54 or Joy to the World Hymn 201

Christmas Bells

Christmas bells are ringing.
Hear what they say to you:
Jesus is born in Bethlehem, in Bethlehem.

(Optional descant for voice or instrument)
Christmas bells, ringing, singing:
Jesus is born, is born
in Bethlehem, born in Bethlehem.

Joy to the World

1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev’ry heart prepare him room,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints, and Saints and angels sing.

2. Rejoice! Rejoice when Jesus reigns,
And Saints their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3. No more will sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He’ll come and make the blessings flow
Far as the curse was found,
Far as the curse was found,
Far as, far as the curse was found.

4. Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
While Israel spreads abroad
Like stars that glitter in the sky,
And ever worship God,
And ever worship God,
And ever, and ever worship God.

FHE Lesson


*For Younger Children* Tell the story of Christ’s birth. Have the children dress up and act out the story.

Read or tell Luke 1-2 and Matthew 2:1-2, 11-15.

Testify of the importance of Jesus Christ’s birth–the true meaning of Christmas.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Read the story of Christ’s birth. You may also want to watch some of the following videos. Testify of Christ’s birth.

Read Luke 1-2 and Matthew 2:1-2, 11-15

Click the link below to watch a video of the story of Christ’s birth.

A Gift to the World

Testify of the importance of Jesus Christ’s birth–the true meaning of Christmas.

FHE Treat


Candy Cane Cookies or Santa Hats

Candy Cane Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Red food coloring


1- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the peppermint and vanilla extracts. Gradually mix in the flour.

2- Divide the dough in half. Color one half with red food coloring and leave the other half plain. Roll out a tablespoon of red dough and a tablespoon of plain until they are each 6 to 8 inches long. Twist them into a candy cane, pinching the ends. Repeat.

3- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not brown. Makes about 25.

Santa Hats


2 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
Red colored sugar


1- Heat the oven to 200º F. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Beating all the while, add the cream of tartar and vanilla extract, then slowly add the 1/2 cup of sugar. Continue to beat until the peaks stiffen.

2- Spoon the meringue into a quart-size plastic bag. Snip off a corner and pipe 2 dozen 1 1/2-inch-tall Santa hat triangles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (you should have about 1/4 of the meringue left).

3- Sprinkle the triangles with the red sugar, then use the remaining meringue to give each one a pom-pom and trim. Bake the hats until they’re hard but not browned, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the hats in it for an hour to crisp before removing.

(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)

FHE Game / Activity


1- Draw the Nativity.

2- Set goals: a present you can give Christ.

3- Share your family night treat with a neighbor, family member or friend.

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