First Presidency Releases 2020 Christmas Message

Jesus Christ

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — President Russell M. Nelson, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring — released the following Christmas message on Friday, November 27. It was shared across several Church communication channels:

“The true spirit of Christmas comes because of the Christ.

“The true spirit of Christmas is in the angel’s announcement. ‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord’ (Luke 2:11).

“The true spirit of Christmas is in the call of Jesus to ‘love one another, as I have loved you’ (John 15:12).

“And the true spirit of Christmas is in the Father’s introduction. ‘Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name — hear ye him’ (3 Nephi 11:7).


“We invite all to seek and share the true spirit of Christmas this season by hearing Him — Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Light of the World.”

Signed by the First Presidency:

Russell M. Nelson

Dallin H. Oaks

Henry B. Eyring


2020 Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency will host its annual Christmas devotional broadcast on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time.

The program will include Christ-centered messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church. Music will be from previous Christmas devotionals by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. 

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