40 LDS Christmas Quotes from Church Leaders and Famous Authors

40 LDS Christmas Quotes from Church Leaders and Famous Authors
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Tripboba.com - When Christmas is just around the corner, don’t forget to take a step back from all the hustle and bustle to keep you reminded of the sacredness and true essence of Christmas. To help put the reason for holiday celebrations in perspective, you may love our compilation of LDS Christmas quotes down below. 

Tripboba has gathered up to 40 LDS Christmas quotes shared by Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with some other specially handpicked quotes from famous authors.

So, keep scrolling and don’t forget to share your favorite LDS Christmas quotes with your family, friends, or loved ones.

LDS quotes on Christmas

LDS quotes on Christmas
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Tripboba has got you covered with 40 LDS Christmas quotes divided into 4 sections. Here’s the first part of the collection.

  • “Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus!” Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  "Settle This in Your Hearts"
  • “But how are we to be made happy? There is one course—love the Giver more than the gift.” Brigham Young  |  JD 9:31, Brigham Young, The Gifts of God, Etc.
  • “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa
  • “The glitter of the season should never dim our sight and prevent us from truly seeing the Prince of Peace in His majesty.” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Can We See The Christ?
  • We know what the Christmas season ought to be—we know it should be a time of reflection on the birth of the Savior, a time of celebration and of generosity. But sometimes our focus is so much on the things that annoy and overwhelm us that we can almost hear ourselves say in unison with the Grinch: “Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now! I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! … But HOW? While it’s true that we can find materialism and anxiety in Christmas, it is also true that if we have eyes to see, we can experience the powerful message of the birth of the Son of God and feel the hope and peace He brings to the world. We, like the Grinch, can see Christmas through new eyes.” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Seeing Christmas through New Eyes
  • “Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us his name. It is a time to reassess our lives and examine our thoughts, feelings and actions. Let this be a time of remembrance, of gratitude and a time of forgiveness. Let it be a time to ponder the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its meaning for each of us personally. Let it especially be a time of renewal and recommitment to live by the word of God and to obey his commandments. By doing this, we honor him far more than we ever could with lights, gifts or parties.” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Seeing Christmas Through New Eyes"
  • “Perhaps the angel’s injunction to fear not has more transcendent relevance to us today than it did in calming the shepherds’ fear that first Christmas night. Could he also have meant for us to understand that because of the Savior, fear will never triumph? to reinforce that ultimate fear is never justified? to remind us that no earthly problem need be lasting, that none of us is beyond redeeming?” L. Whitney Clayton  |  Fear Not
  • “The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of earth — the very thing the whole story has been about.” CS Lewis  |  Allegedly, said in interview
  • “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” CS Lewis  |  The Chronicles of Narnia
  • “Can it really be my duty to buy and receive masses of junk every winter just to help the shopkeepers?” CS Lewis  |  What Christmas Means to Me

LDS Christmas quotes (part 2)

LDS Christmas quotes (part 2)
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  • “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” Winston Churchill
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens  |  A Christmas Carol
  • “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens  |  A Christmas Carol
  • “The account of the first Christmas in the Book of Mormon helps us to learn and more fully understand that Jesus Christ is the “light which shineth in darkness” (see D&C 10:57–61). In every season of our lives, in all of the circumstances we may encounter, and in each challenge we may face, Jesus Christ is the light that dispels fear, provides assurance and direction, and engenders enduring peace and joy. Many of our memorable and enduring Christmas traditions include different kinds of lights — lights on trees, lights in and on our homes, candles on our tables. May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of him who is the source of all light.” Elder David A. Bednar  |  "The Light and the Life of the World"
  • “On this Christmas I send my love to every missionary, every man or woman in the military, every student, and every employee and traveler who won’t ‘be home for Christmas,’ as the carol says. Keep your faith. Look for the good in your situation. Do something kind for someone. Seek Christ devoid of wrapping and tinsel. You will find that despite external circumstances, Christmas — like the kingdom of God — is ‘within you’ (Luke 17:21).” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  "Christmas within You"
  • “I ask anew the question offered by Pilate two thousand years ago, ‘What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?’ Indeed, we need continually to ask ourselves, What shall we do with Jesus who is called Christ? What shall we do with his teachings, and how can we make them an inseparable part of our lives? In light of these questions, at this season we ask another: What does Christmas really mean?” Gordon B. Hinckley  |  “What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?”
  • “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  |  "What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?", Ensign, Dec. 1983, 3
  • “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  |  “What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?”
  • “This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again. Christmas is a celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization of its true meaning — with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself unselfishly in the things that matter most.” Howard W. Hunter  |  "The Gifts of Christmas"
  • “How is Christmas regarded today? The legend of Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, the decorations of tinsel and mistletoe, and the giving of gifts all express to us the spirit of the day we celebrate; but the true spirit of Christmas lies much deeper than these. It is found in the life of the Savior, in the principles He taught, in His atoning sacrifice–which become our great heritage.” Howard W. Hunter  |  "The Real Christmas", Ensign, Dec. 2005, 24

LDS Christmas quotes (part 3)

LDS Christmas quotes (part 3)
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  • “As we prepare for His Second Coming, and as we stand in holy places, we persist in observing Christmas not just as a season of ‘Greetings’ or ‘Happy Holidays’ but as a celebration of the birth of the Son of God and a time to remember His teachings and the eternal significance of His Atonement. I pray that we will be faithful in doing so.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks  |  "Prophetic Announcements of Christ’s Birth"

  • “At Christmas when we ponder the birth of Jesus and his example of near-constant service, we are prone to draw from our own resources that which would bless and liberate others. The stories of people helping and blessing one another at Christmastime are legion. And that is certainly one of the main reasons we rejoice so much in this holiday. … And so at Christmas, the stories of sacrifice and ministering multiply across the world. Our gifts and service gladden hearts; the kindness of others pours healing balm into our own wounds. It is living the Savior’s way of life. And since, as he, we came down from heaven to do the will of the Father, it must not be only an annual event, but rather the pattern of our lives. In all that serves to deepen our empathy, broaden our understanding, and purify our souls, his declaration reassures us: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Elder D. Todd Christofferson  |  "The Condescension of God and of Man"
  • “As we consider his incomprehensible suffering for us, surely among the saddest five words our Savior ever uttered were these: ‘Will ye also go away?’ When times are difficult, we can make the choice to turn away from him and struggle through our afflictions alone, or we can make the choice to turn to him and the Father’s plan, finding that we will ‘suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ.’ My prayer for each of us is to accept the invitation of the sacred Christmas hymn to ‘come, let us adore him’ and our Heavenly Father for his glorious and perfect plan!” Linda K. Burton  |  "Oh, Come, Let Us Adore Him—the Plan!"
  • “I feel certain that, as premortal spirits learning of the plan of salvation, we not only beheld and adored but also shouted for joy when he voluntarily and humbly offered himself as the Savior of the world. In five of the most profound words ever uttered, he meekly said, “Here am I, send me.” Linda K. Burton  |  "Oh, Come, Let Us Adore Him — and the Plan!"
  • “The spirit of Christmas makes us all more charitable, thoughtful and kind. We are taught in the scriptures that ‘every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.’ That feeling which compels even the most cantankerous soul to show brotherly kindness at Christmastime comes from God. How much more are those who are already seeking to become like the Savior filled with love and compassion at this season? The spirit of Christmas is Christlike love. The way to increase the Christmas spirit is to reach out generously to those around us and give of ourselves. The best gifts are not material things but gifts of listening, of showing kindness, of remembering, of visiting, of forgiving, of giving time.” Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"
  • “For me, one of the greatest miracles of the Christmas story is the love which it reflects. First is the love which our Father in Heaven has for his children: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ There is the love which the Savior has for each of us. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ The love of God has been described as ‘the highest, noblest, strongest kind of love’ ‘and the most joyous to the soul.’ This spirit of love and concern seems to be especially strong during the Christmas season.” Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"
  • “When we see shepherds, may we remember to be humble. When we see wise men, may we remember to be generous. When we see the star, may we remember the Light of Christ, which gives life and light to all things. When we see a tiny baby, may we remember to love unconditionally, with tenderness and compassion.” Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"
  • “Would it not be well this Christmas to give first to the Lord, directly through obedience, sacrifice, and love, and then to give to him indirectly through gifts to friends and those in need as well as to our own? Should we do this, perhaps many of us would discover a new Christmas joy.” John A. Widtsoe  |  "The Gifts of Christmas", Ensign, Dec. 1972, 4
  • “May we take time this Christmas season to renew our covenants to follow the Savior and to do his will, just as he did the will of our Heavenly Father. As we do so, the words of King Benjamin’s people, recorded 125 years before the Savior’s birth, will be fulfilled for us today: ‘O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our hearts may be purified; for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth, and all things; who shall come down among the children of men’ (Mosiah 4:2).” Elder Robert D. Hales  |  "The Promise of Christmas"
  • “This Christmas, as the spirit of the season permeates our hearts, let us do something that expresses our feelings in an outward way, showing that we understand that the babe born in Bethlehem is the real Redeemer.” Elder Gary E. Stevenson

LDS Christmas quotes (part 4)

LDS Christmas quotes (part 4)
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  • “How will we worship him this season? Endlessly shopping? Hustling about and adorning our homes? Will that be our tribute to our Savior? Or will we bring peace to troubled hearts, goodwill to those in need of higher purpose, glory to God in our willingness to do his bidding?” Elder Ronald A. Rasband  |  "Worship Jesus by Emulating Him"
  • “The wonder and awe of Christmas is just a beginning. Christmas reminds us that the babe born in Bethlehem has given us purpose for living, and what happens next to us largely depends on how we embrace our Savior, Jesus Christ, and follow him. Every day we invite his Spirit into our lives. We see light in others; we hear the joy of children’s voices that bring hope and anticipation for the future. We look for reasons to gather, to include, to serve and to lift, while we learn what it really means to know our Savior, Jesus Christ. We find ourselves counting the days until the events in our lives when we more intently feel His influence — for example, the birth of a baby, a child’s baptism, a missionary departing, a marriage solemnized in the temple, and partaking of the sacrament each week. Through Christlike and childlike faith we seek him and we feel his influence.” Rosemary M. Wixom  |  "What Happened Next?"
  • “The light we love at Christmas emanates from the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. The story we cherish at Christmas tells of our Father’s plan of happiness, which Christ made possible. The gift that makes the Christmas season sacred is His very life, which He gave that we might have everlasting life.” Craig C. Christensen  |  "The Fulness of the Story of Christmas"
  • “At this focal point of all human history, a point illuminated by a new star in the heavens revealed for just such a purpose, probably no other mortal watched —none but a poor young carpenter, a beautiful virgin mother and silent stabled animals who had not the power to utter the sacredness they had seen. Shepherds would soon arrive and later, wise men from the East. Later yet the memory of that night would bring Santa Claus and Frosty and Rudolph — and all would be welcome. But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby — that’s how Christmas began. … Perhaps recalling the circumstances of that gift, of his birth, of his own childhood, perhaps remembering that purity and faith and genuine humility will be required of every celestial soul, Jesus must have said many times as he looked into the little eyes that loved him (eyes that always best saw what and who he really was), ‘Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.’ ” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  "'Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come from a Store' "
  • As the Christmas season envelops us with all its glory, may we, as did the Wise Men, seek a bright, particular star to guide us to our Christmas opportunity in service to our fellowman. May we all make the journey to Bethlehem in spirit, taking with us a tender, caring heart as our gift to the Savior. And may one and all have a joy-filled Christmas” Thomas S. Monson  |  Christmas is Love
  • And when we find him, will we be prepared as were the wise men of old to provide gifts from our many treasures? They presented gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These are not the gifts Jesus asks of us. From the treasure of our hearts Jesus asks that we give of ourselves. Thomas S. Monson  |  The Search for Jesus
  • “In our day the spirit of giving gifts plays a large role in commemorating the Christmas season. I wonder if we might profit by asking ourselves, What gifts would the Lord have me give to him or to others at this precious season of the year? May I suggest that our Heavenly Father would want each of us to render to him and to his Son the gift of obedience. …In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to love and give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. Today there are hearts to gladden, kind words to say, deeds to be done and souls to be saved.” Thomas S. Monson  |  "Rediscovering the Christmas Spirit"
  • “And when we find Him, will we be prepared as were the wise men of old to provide gifts from our many treasures? They presented gold, frankincense and myrrh. These are not the gifts Jesus asks of us. From the treasure of our hearts Jesus asks that we give of ourselves.” Thomas S. Monson  |  The Search For Jesus
  • “In these precious moments we realize what we feel and know in our heart—that Christmas is really about the Christ.” Thomas S. Monson  |  "Of Curtains, Contentment and Christmas"
  • “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. It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all. Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others.” Thomas S. Monson  |  "Christmas is Love"


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