Holiday Feature

Christmas Readings

Christmas Readings

Enrich your Christmas season with these Church history readings from BYU Studies on Christmas among Church Presidents and pioneers! 


Remembering Christmas Past: Presidents of the Church Celebrate the Birth of the Son of Man and Remember His Servant Joseph Smith

Larry C. Porter

These accounts from the lives of fifteen Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reveal that their personal reflections were soul stirring and spiritual and sometimes festive. These records are but glimpses but they illustrate the lasting and eternal significance of the Christmas season for our leaders.   


All Hail to Christmas: Mormon Pioneer Holiday Celebrations

Richard I. Kimball

Although the Saints were secluded in the West for many years, their Christmas celebration traditions developed in much the same way as the rest of America, with nativity readings, spending time with family, and visits from Santa Claus.