Mormon Leaders 2012 Christmas Message: Always Remember the Savior and His Gifts to Us

The LDS Newsroom has released a special 2012 Christmas Message from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

"The spirit of Christmas creates in our hearts a desire to give joy to others and to serve them. At this time of year we feel a spirit of giving and of gratitude for what we have been given. The celebration of Christmas helps us keep our promise to always remember the Savior and His gifts to us and, in turn, to serve others.

Each act of kindness to anyone becomes a kindness to the Savior because He loves all of Heavenly Father’s children. And because that brings joy to Him, it also brings joy to His Father, to whom we owe thanks beyond measure.

Jesus Christ taught us that there is a way to give an even more priceless and lasting gift. He said, “I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). With all the kindnesses we give for Him, the greatest we can offer is to point those we love and serve toward Him, the only source of eternal life.

We bear witness of the living reality of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May the peace and joy that come through Him be present in the lives and hearts of God’s children throughout the world this Christmas season."

Also, if you'd like to watch the 2012 First Presidency Christmas Devotional I've posted the video here, or you can click on above link to listen, watch and/or download at

"Christmas is the spirit of giving, without the thought of getting" 

Thomas S. Monson

Kathryn Skaggs


  1. That's a very nice 'Holiday Tree' in the video above. It's also nice to see 'seasonal lights' in celebration of the Winter Solstice... and if the Lamanite calendar is correct, it all comes to a close on December 21...

    Taking Christ out of Christmas sucks the love from the season of Peace on Earth and Good Will. I do understand that there are many bitter, angry, distraught people who feel that any representation or reference to Christ is a personal affront to them. However, I choose not to honor their opinion by wishing people "happy holidays" or "season's greetings". Merry Christmas to your family from mine, Kathryn.

    1. And the Merriest Christmas to you and yours, LL!

  2. I loved President Monson's quote. It's sad that they keep having to say the same things though!