The holidays are exciting! We tend to get caught up in the gifts, parties, and other events. It can be easy to overlook what Christmas is truly about; Jesus! And while Christ is typically celebrated for His birth during the holiday season, it’s important that we also show our gratitude for his life and his death as well. These LDS Christmas quotes are perfect reminders of how we should appreciate and celebrate Jesus Christ.
In this article, you will find:
- LDS Christmas Quotes
- Christmas Scriptures from The Book of Mormon
LDS Christmas Quotes to Keep Christ at the Center of Your Holidays
“Jesus Christ was born to bless all humankind, past, present, and future.” – Russell M. Nelson
It can be surreal to think that Jesus suffered for everyone, despite when and where they touched base on this earth. He suffered for you, your ancestors, your children, and everyone else on this planet.
“May the beautiful lights of every Christmas season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.” – David A. Bednar
Christmas lights are a big part of the holiday season, and they can serve as an excellent reminder! Christ is the source of all light, so as we see the lights, we can remember and teach our kids to remember Him and His sacrifice.
“The carols of Christmas remind us of our joy when we learned we could come to this earth and be given a Savior to redeem us.” -Henry B. Erying
Singing Christmas carols is a great way to celebrate Christ, and remember what the Christmas season is all about. It also brings joy and peace.
“This Christmas season we celebrate the greatest gift of all, the one that makes all other gifts possible- the birth of the babe of Bethlehem.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
There is no, and there never will be, a greater gift than Heavenly Father’s gift to us. Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to give us the gift of eternal life with our families. There is nothing more valuable or meaningful than that.
“If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas and partake of sweetness of it, let me make this suggestion to you. During the hurry of the festive occasion of this Christmas season, find time to turn your heart to God. Perhaps in the quiet hours, and in a quiet place, and on your knees-alone or with loved ones- give thanks for the good things that have come to you, and ask that His Spirit might dwell in you as you earnestly strive to serve Him and keep His commandments. He will take you by the hand, and His promises will be kept.” – Howard W. Hunter
Despite the business that the holiday season brings, taking time to pray to Heavenly Father will make it a much more enjoyable time for us.
“These are the ‘good tidings of great joy’ we celebrate at Christmas—not only that Christ was born but that He lived among us, gave His life for us, was resurrected, and ultimately ‘finished the work which [His Father gave Him] to do.’ – Craig C. Christensen
We tend to celebrate the birth of Christ around the holidays and sometimes forget that His birth, life, death, and resurrection are all worth celebrating.
“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.” – Neal A. Maxwell
There is always room for Christ in our hearts, if we are just willing to let Him in. Focusing on Him, and striving to live as He lived, is the best way to honor Him.
“There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart- and our neighbors as ourselves.” – Thomas S. Monson
Christmas is an excellent reminder of Christ and his sacrifice. Sometimes we need those reminders to recenter our focus on what matters most in life.
“Christmas time is cherished family time. Family time is sacred time.” – Russell M. Nelson
Nothing means more to us in this life than our families. And because Jesus died for our sins, we can be with our families for all eternity.
“Like the wise men, we can give gifts of love and peace as disciples of the risen Lord.” – Henry B. Eyring
No matter what your situation may be in life, you can always give love and peace. They are free to give but worth more than any other gift you could give.
“The precious gift of God’s Son invites each of us to find peace in this world.” – Douglas D. Holmes
Even though the world seems crazy, we are always busy, and it can feel impossible to find peace amongst the chaos. But peace has little to do with our surroundings. It comes from having faith and surrounding yourself with the Heavenly Father’s spirit.
Because He came there is meaning to our mortal existence.” – Thomas S. Monson
Without Christ’s atonement, we would not have the ability to spend all of eternity with the people we love. Our lives would be meaningless without eternal life.
“The sweetest gift given at Christmas will always be the one our Savior Himself gave us: His perfect peace.” – L. Whitney Clayton
There is no gift quite like the one our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ gave us when He died for our sins. He gave us the gift of eternal life and eternal joy.
“Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us His name.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Sometimes we need a reminder of everything Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have done for us. Christmas is a great time to remember and refocus on what’s important.
“It is through giving, rather than getting, that the spirit of Chris enters our lives.” – Thomas S. Monson
Christ’s atonement is the best example of giving. He gave his life for our sins. There is no greater gift. However, we can do our best to serve others as best we can.
“Just as Jesus, we came down from Heaven to do the will of Him that sent us.” – D. Todd Christofferson
When life gets busy, it can be easy to forget that we will experience the most joy if we dedicate our lives to God and focus on what He wants us to do with our lives. And that may not be what we think is the most fun or exciting, but it’s definitely what’s best for us.
“Christmas means giving. The Father gave his Son, and the Son gave his life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
While it’s easy to get excited about receiving gifts during the holiday season, giving gifts can be just as rewarding.
“When we see the star, may we remember the light of Christ, which gives life and light to all things.” – Bonnie L. Oscarsen
The star is a great symbol of Christ and His atonement. Surrounding ourselves with things that remind us of Jesus is a great way to keep Him at the center of our lives.
“Through all of our various Christmas traditions, I hope that we are focused first upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Wise men still adore Him.” – Russell M. Nelson
If your family doesn’t already include Christ as part of their holiday traditions, they should! Centering your Christmas season around Jesus is the key to getting the most joy out of it.
Christmas Scriptures from The Book of Mormon
“And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.” – Mosiah 3:8
Christ created this life for us, and then he died for us so that we could live it and still be able to spend all eternity with our loved ones. He made our lives worth living.
“And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.” – Alma 7:10
Take time to think about Mary and how strong and resilient she had to be to carry the Son of God and face everyone being a pregnant, unwed woman. She is an inspiration and a great example of having faith.
“Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world…” – 3 Nephi 1:13
Christmas Eve is always exciting, but we can’t imagine how exciting the first Christmas Eve was, waiting for Christ to come into the world.
“And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms. And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!” – 1 Nephi 11:20-21
How amazing it must have felt to hold the Son of God in your arms. It must have been an indescribable feeling. As much gratitude as we owe to Christ, we must also remember Mary’s sacrifice and have gratitude for her as well.
Final Thoughts On LDS Christmas Quotes
We hope these LDS Christmas quotes will help make your holiday season full of peace and love. How does your family celebrate a Christ-centered Christmas? We would love to hear about your LDS Christmas traditions in the comments below.