The following information comes from the Church Newsroom.

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.      

The First Presidency will host the annual Christmas devotional (though it will obviously look different this year than in years past). It will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 6pm MST.

The program will center around messages about Christ from General Authorities and General Officers of the Church. Music will be taken from previous Christmas devotionals provided by The Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.