Good Word

This month’s good word is charity. Charity means the pure love of Christ. It is the kind of love Jesus Christ has for us. When we have charity in our hearts, we are kind, patient, hopeful, and full of faith. We want to do good things and help others, just as Jesus Christ did.

Journal Junction

In December you could write about your favorite Christmas. Write down details about why it was special, who was there, what you did, and how you felt. If you want, draw a picture of why the day was important to you.

Behind the Scenes

Last December, around 84,000 people attended the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Here’s a peek at what went on behind the scenes as hundreds of performers and crew prepared.

  • 1,600 yards of fabric were used to make costumes for more than 150 people. (You can see one of the costumes on the left.)

  • It took 1 month for a 20-person crew to plan the lighting.

  • More than 115 microphones amplified the sound. Each instrument in the orchestra had its own microphone!

  • 15 cameras filmed the concert.

  • A new stage set is made each year. In 2011, castle walls were carved out of foam.

  • More than 4 million people watched the rebroadcast of the concert on TV.

Bow & ribbon © Photospin; costume photo by Leslie Nilsson, © IRI; coloring page illustrations by Jared Beckstrand; Christmas presents © Getty Images; door photo by Alison Rae Cundiff