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“For unto Us a Child Is Born,” by Lynne Millmam Weidinger
"I was a student at BYU just finishing my first year of graduate work when our first child, a son, was born," begins Elder Holland's story. He tells how he and his wife were very poor, "though not as poor as Joseph and Mary" and how he gained empathy for that courageous couple seeking shelter in Bethlehem.
BYU Singers by a piano
BYU Singers share the true reason for the season in the original gospel Christmas song "One Sweet Little Baby." See their new music video, which prompted a fan in South Africa to write, "I've had a rough week and this really cheered me up. This is music for the soul!"
Largest selection of nativities at Deseret Book
Take time to relax, be at peace, and see this little child in your mind.
Stocking candy that tastes like farm-boy feet, one sweet apple to share on a pioneer Christmas, and the eternal need for a Savior were all part of Elder D. Todd Christofferson's recent BYU devotional. Watch highlights or the entire address.
Studio C's Matt Meese shivers in a a snowstorm
Studio C's Christmas episode has Matt Meese suffering in the snow, mall shoppers fleeing Leo the Kiosk Salesman's reign of terror, an homage to Star Wars, and other unexpected holiday gifts. Stream it on BYUtv.
Nativity painting by Brian Kershishnik
Every December, BYU's Museum of Art brings Brian Kershishnik's 17-foot-long Christmas-themed painting out of storage and hangs it in a place of honor. Here, from BYU Magazine and Deseret News, is some of the history and meaning of Nativity in the words of the artist.
The Hogan family delivers food and treats to the homeless each Christmas
Cory and Michelle Hogan's family Christmas tradition of delivering food and treats to Boston’s homeless was born of the national tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. “We just wanted to share love with other people and help them feel that there are still good people in the world,” says Michelle, one of the alums profiled in BYU Magazine's article "50 Going Forth."
Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Yolanda Adams
Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Yolanda Adams hit the stage in this special performance of Christmas Under the Stars. Other Christmas musical specials feature Five for Fighting and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing with Rolando Villazon.
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