Christmas

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Stories

  • “A Christmas Gift for Jesus” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A colorful page depicting ideas of what a child could give Christ during Christmas.
  • “A Christmas Prayer Answered” (December 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Peggy’s family has no food for Christmas dinner, but her family’s prayers are answered when generous neighbors bring them a feast.
  • “A Christmas Visitor” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    A family shares their Christmas with a sister in their ward.
  • “A Different Kind of Christmas Tree” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a family who focuses on Christ while decorating their Christmas tree. Includes a spot-the-difference activity and a Nativity coloring page.
  • “A Gift for Jesus” (December 2009 Friend)
    A story for young children about a girl who learns about giving gifts to Christ.
  • “A Temple Square Christmas” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Liza and Hiram visit Temple Square to see lights and nativity scenes. Includes some interesting facts about Temple Square at Christmastime.
  • “Can We See The Christ?” (December 2011 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches that the glitter of the Christmas season should not prevent us from remembering the Savior’s life. Includes a simple activity to look up scriptures and match them to pictures.
  • “Christmas Around the World” (December 1971 Friend)
    Learn about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.
  • “Christmas at the Hospital” (December 2012 Friend)
    Stacy spends several months at the hospital after a car accident, and she returns there after she is released so she can bring Christmas to the other children there.
  • “Christmas Eve Drop-Off” (December 2010 Friend)
    Melissa tells her parents she wants to give her Christmas gifts to a girl from school and her family decides to drop off a tree, food, and gifts on Christmas Eve.
  • “Christmas Is about Christ” (December 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches that we should remember Christ and bring gifts to Him. Includes a couple simple activities.
  • “Following Christ at Christmas” (December 2012 Friend)
    Stories from the lives of the latter-day prophets about following Christ at Christmas.
  • “Getting Ready for Christmas” (December 2012 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says we can prepare for Christmas by setting aside time to think of Jesus Christ. Includes instructions to make an advent wreath from a paper plate.
  • “Jesus Is Born” (December 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    A retelling of the story of Christ’s birth for small children.
  • “Jesus Is Born” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    An overview of the Nativity story, including historical facts.
  • “Jesus is Born” (December 2009 Friend)
    Rebus story about the birth of Jesus.
  • “Kenny’s Christmas” (December 2005 Friend)
    A boy shares one of his own Christmas gifts with his neighbor Kenny, who received no toys for Christmas.
  • “Mom’s Christmas Surprise” (December 2012 Friend)
    Lindi and her brother, Ryan, save up their money so they can buy their mom a Nativity set she really wants.
  • “My Gift to Jesus” (December 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl decides to be nice to her sister to show Jesus that she loves Him.
  • “Nephi, Son of Nephi” (December 1971 Friend)
    A retelling of what happened in the Book of Mormon when Jesus was born.
  • “Sharing Christmas” (December 2011 Friend)
    Sarah is happy after she gives away her stuffed animal to a little girl at a children’s home.
  • “Straw for the Manger” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A boy enjoys adding a piece of straw to the manger each time he does a good deed during the Christmas season.
  • “The Christmas Basket” (December 2009 Friend)
    A family prepares a gift basket for another family. After Christmas they learn how perfect some of the gifts were.
  • “The Christmas Cane” (December 2010 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares his feelings about participating in a Christmas pageant when he was a child.
  • “The Christmas Story from the Book of Mormon” (December 1986 Liahona and December 1985 Friend)
    A script for telling the story of Jesus’s birth from the account in the Book of Mormon.
  • “The Christmas Tree” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf shares a story about a special Christmas from her childhood. Includes a Christmas ornament craft.
  • “The First Christmas Gift” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Also includes a finding activity.
  • “The Gift” (December 2012 Friend)
    Even though Sophia’s family is quarantined and cannot purchase gifts for Christmas, she knows there will always be the special gift of the Savior.
  • “The Lights of Christmas” (December 2011 Friend)
    Jackson feels good after his family helps the neighbors put up their Christmas lights.
  • “The Light of the World” (December 2012 Liahona and Friend )
    Erin struggles to feel excited for Christmas after a classmate’s death, but a Nativity program reminds her that we can all live again because Christ was born.
  • “The Open House” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    Alison focuses on the true meaning of Christmas when her ward holds an open house instead of a ward Christmas party.
  • “The Reason for the Wonder” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    The First Presidency reminds children that when they remember the birth of Jesus, the Christmas season becomes truly special.
  • “The Savior is Born” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    The First Presidency shares the story of Christ’s birth and encourages us to keep His commandments.
  • “The Secret Giver” (December 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    David learns to give at Christmas when his family decides to give gifts in secret to families in need.
  • “Waiting for Jesus” (December 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Katie can’t find the baby Jesus for the Nativity, but then learns that she has to wait for Him to come.

Activities

  • “A Nativity Presentation” (December 1984 Friend)
    Reenact the Nativity with music, narration, and dialogue. Includes five speaking parts.
  • “A Week for the Christmas Story” (December 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Through cut-outs and scriptures, a family can tell a part of the Christmas story each day for a week.
  • “Christmas ABCs” (December 2011 Friend)
    Each day in December, read the scripture that goes with one letter.
  • “Christmas Advent Wreath” (December 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Make this paper wreath and count down the days till Christmas.
  • “Christmas Around the World” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Learn about how children around the world celebrate Christmas by pasting pictures that match with the words on a December calendar.
  • “Christmas Cards” (December 1971 Friend)
    Ideas for making different kinds of homemade Christmas cards.
  • “Christmas Decorations” (December 1971 Friend)
    Ideas for making homemade cornucopias, tree decorations, Japanese lanterns and more.
  • “Christmas Gifts” (December 1971 Friend)
    Includes several ideas for homemade Christmas gifts.
  • “Christmas Gifts” (December 1973 Friend)
    Includes several ideas for homemade Christmas gifts.
  • “Christmas in the Americas: A Christmas Program” (December 2004 Friend)
    A musical program about the Samuel the Lamanite, the Nephites, and Christ’s birth. Includes costume and prop ideas.
  • “Christmas Music Quiz” (December 2004 Friend)
    Fill in the blanks of these beloved Christmas songs.
  • “Christmas on Temple Square” (December 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Learn about the various scenes at Temple Square during the Christmas season as you paste on pictures each day of December.
  • “Christmas Service” (December 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    Find the people doing service in this illustration of Temple Square during Christmas.
  • “Christmas Tree Matching” (December 2009 Friend)
    Match the colors and shapes and color the Christmas tree.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2013 Friend)
    Includes instructions for making a poinsettia ornament and a recipe for fresh salsa. 
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2012 Friend)
    Includes recipes for Portuguese French toast and a Filipino Christmas cake.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2010 Friend)
    Includes two Christmas recipes and instructions for making a Christmas candle jar and a manger card.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2009 Friend)
    Includes two Christmas recipes, instructions for making a paper stars and a memory box, and a Christmas song word scramble.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2007 Friend)
    Includes recipes for a hot butterscotch drink, Christmas green beans, and surprise snowballs. Also includes instructions for a stained glass window card.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2006 Friend)
    Includes recipes for berry bread, festive cracker dip, and spiced nuts. Also includes instructions for a Christmas doorknob banner and family tree ornaments.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2005 Friend)
    Includes recipes for red bean and rice soup, Chinese noodle cookies, and white hot chocolate. Also includes instructions for cloved oranges and a peeking package card.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2004 Friend)
    Includes recipes for fudgy oat drops, candy bar cookies, baked tortilla shapes, and colorful dip. Also includes instructions for a paper plate dove, a card with cutouts, and homemade stickers.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2003 Friend)
    Includes recipes for almond toffee bars and candy cane cookies. Also includes instructions for a Christmas gift box and apple ornaments.
  • “Christmas Workshop” (December 2002 Friend)
    Includes a recipe for colorful popcorn bars and instructions for sandpaper gingerbread people, a Star of David, and a nativity garland.
  • Coloring Page: “Isaiah Prophesies of Jesus Christ’s Birth” (December 2010 Friend)
  • Coloring page: “Jesus Christ Is Born” (December 2013 Friend)
  • Coloring page: “Sharing Time Activity: The Nativity” (December 1982 Liahona)
    Children can color and cut out a Nativity scene.
  • Coloring page: “The Christmas Story” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend)
  • Coloring Page: “The First Christmas” (December 2012 Friend)
    Connect the dots to finish this picture of the Wise Men searching for Jesus.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Christmas in the Americas
    Read “Christmas in the Americas” (December 2004 Friend) and plan to perform it. You may want to involve extended family, neighbors, or ward members as well. Afterwards, serve your favorite Christmas treat.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Giving to Others at Christmas
    Instead of writing a list of what you want this Christmas, write a list of meaningful gifts you could give. Then read “The Last Present” (December 2007 Friend). Instead of being disappointed by gifts you might not receive, you could choose to be like Jake this Christmas and look for ways to make someone else’s holiday special. Even if you don’t have money, you can find ways to sacrifice and show others that you love them. Can you think of someone lonely who might appreciate a nice letter? Make him or her a Stained Glass Window Card and some Surprise Snowballs (December 2007 Friend). Choose the best gift-giving ideas on your list and follow through with them in the coming weeks.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Joy in Christ’s Birth
    Have everyone draw pictures of things they love about Christmas. Why does the Christmas season seem to make people feel so happy? Read the First Presidency’s Christmas message, “The Savior Is Born” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend). Why does this message bring the greatest joy of all? How can our knowledge of Jesus Christ’s birth help us feel peaceful all year, even when we may face challenges?
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Welcome, Jesus
    Read the poem “Welcome, Jesus” (December 2005 Friend). We can welcome the Savior into our lives by following His example. Have each family member write down ways they have tried to be like Jesus or things they will do to become more like Him. Place the papers in a gift bag and display it where everyone will be reminded to “welcome Jesus” this season.
  • “Find the Differences” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Find nine differences between the two drawings of children acting out the Nativity.
  • “Gift Tags and Ornaments” (December 2004 Friend)
    Make gift tags and ornaments from old Christmas cards and heavy paper.
  • “I Am the Light of the World” (December 2002 Liahona and Friend)
    A Christmas with a scripture about Jesus Christ for every day of December.
  • “In the Giving Spirit” (December 2009 Friend)
    Find the scenes showing acts of kindness in this illustration of people in a city spreading Christmas cheer.
  • “Jesus Grew Up in a Righteous Family” (December 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a Nativity scene to color and some ideas for how to use the picture.
  • “Merry Christmas” (December 2013 Friend)
    A Christmas program that uses the letters of Merry Christmas to perform with your family or Primary.
  • “Nativity Craft” (December 2012 Friend)
    Learn to draw a sheep and make a stable from a shoebox and craft sticks.
  • “Nativity Cutouts” (December 2011 Friend)
    Make a Nativity set with these cutout figures.
  • “Nativity Figures and Facts” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    A matching game with facts about the Nativity.
  • “Scripture Ornaments” (December 2010 Friend)
    Each day read the question about the birth of Jesus, then find the ornament containing the scripture that answers the question and place it on the tree.
  • “Star of Bethlehem” (December 2007 Friend)
    Find how many times the word star appears in this word search.
  • “The Best Christmas Gifts” (December 2012 Friend)
    A countdown to Christmas with daily activities and scriptures to give gifts to Christ and remember His gifts to us.
  • “The Christmas Story from the Book of Mormon” (December 1985 Friend)
    A musical program about the Nephites’ belief in the Savior from the time of Nephi until the Christ was born.
  • “The Christmas Tree” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a crafting activity to create Christmas ornaments.
  • “The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit” (December 2006 Friend)
    A creative Christmas word search.
  • “The Greatest Gift” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Cut out the ornaments and scriptures, glue the scriptures on the back of the ornaments to remind you how the ornament is a symbol of Christ.
  • “The Light of Christ at Christmas” (December 2013 Friend)
    An advent calendar that teaches about how the Savior brings light into the world.
  • “The Wondrous Nativity” (December 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    Create a Nativity scene with these cutouts.
  • “Two Witnesses of Jesus’ Birth” (December 1988 Friend)
    A musical program about how both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of the Savior’s birth. Includes instructions to make shadow box puppets.
  • “Sharing Time: What Is Christmas?” (December 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    Paste a star with a scripture on each day of this advent calendar.

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