Of all the Christmas wishes you can share this time of year,
There’s one phrase in particular we love to say and hear.
Those two words, Merry Christmas, put a grin on every face.
We thought you’d like to see each letter’s meaning, in its place.
M is for the manger filled with hay so soft and deep.
A humble bed where baby Jesus cuddled down to sleep.
Song: “Away in a Manger,” Children’s Songbook, 42–43.
E is for excitement that we feel the whole month through.
We laugh and play, sing Christmas songs, and smile at people too!
R can stand for red, a Christmas color, fun and bright.
Combined with green it makes our decorations look just right.
R also means reverent. As we think of Jesus’s birth,
We remember that our Savior came to live for us on earth.
Y is for yuletide, which means the Christmas season—
A magic time of love and kindness. Jesus is the reason!
Song: “Have a Very Merry Christmas!” Children’s Songbook, 51.
C is for candles that can fill our homes with light.
It also means the Christ child who was born that holy night.
H is for the happiness we feel this time of year.
Everywhere we go, we try to spread some Christmas cheer.
R is for rejoicing, living life with love and joy.
Our Savior gave a precious gift to every girl and boy.
Song: “Joy to the World,” Hymns, no. 201.
Iis for inviting, reaching out to make new friends—
Plates of cookies to deliver, Christmas cards to send!
S is for the shepherds watching over flocks with care.
They hurried off to Bethlehem to meet the Christ child there.
T is for togetherness, seeing family near and far,
Long trips to visit relatives by plane or train or car.
M is for a miracle. Heavenly Father sent His Son.
No one else could take His place. He was the Chosen One.
Song: “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35.
A is for the angels who brought tidings of good news.
To share those tidings with our friends is something we can choose.
S is for the star that guided seekers long ago.
That Christmas light still guides us now, no matter where we go.
Narrator: We wish you, “Merry Christmas!” It’s a lovely thing to say.
We’re glad you came to celebrate and sing with us today.
There’s only one more song to share before we soon depart,
A Christmas tune that touches each and every Christmas heart.
Song: “Silent Night,” Hymns, no. 204.