No Room at the Inn
Friend December 2017 “Matt and Mandy” As Matt and Mandy’s family read about no room at the inn, Matt and Mandy learn that Jesus still waits for people to let him in.
Friend December 2017 “No Room In the Inn” Eliza and her family understand a little about what Mary and Joseph went through in Bethlehem when they can’t find a place to spend the night.
Symbols of Christmas
Friend December 2016 “You can’t Wrap a Horse” A family talks about gifts–gifts that can’t be wrapped like service and the gift of our Savior from Heavenly Father.
Jesus is Reason for Season
Friend December 2018 “Waiting for Christmas” Jacob was wiggly because he was excited for Christmas. Then, on Christmas Eve, his family had a Christmas program about Jesus, and he felt peaceful and remembered what Christmas was all about.
Friend December 2018 “Christmas by Candlelight” Ellie and her siblings are not happy when the power goes off on Christmas, but it helps them remember the reason Christmas is important when they use that time to read the story of Jesus’ birth together. (Friend December 2018 “Family Night Fun” Make a cup lantern by making holes all around it and then putting a glow stick or battery candle inside. Use for example of Jesus being a light to the world.)
Christmas Gift for Jesus
Thinking of Others at Christmas
Friend December 2017 “The Christmas List Surprise” Samantha makes a fancy Christmas list, but she learns to think of others when she sees her brother’s list.
Friend December 2017 “A Sister’s Gift” Emilie’s Family has no money for Christmas gifts. Emilie knows that that will be hard on her little sister, so she wraps up and gives her precious doll to her sister, and her heart is filled with warmth and love that Christmas .
Friend December 1980 -“Fish for Three” – A boy buys a Christmas feast for his family instead of something for himself.
Friend December 1980 – “Christmas Horse” – Girl spends her savings on Christmas for her family. She learns to think of others.
Friend December 1985 – “A Sharing Christmas” Rebus Story – Sue learns Christmas is much better when it is shared.
Friend December 1986 “Mommy’s Christmas” Justin helps his busy mom get ready for Christmas as a surprise.
Family at Christmas
Company for Christmas
Friend December 2017 “The Christmas Eve Guest” Shannon thinks it will be uncomfortable having a stranger join them for Christmas Eve, but as she gets to know the guest, she decides maybe it’s time to add a new tradition.
Friend December 1986 “Cousin Everene” Stephen learns how to enjoy having an elderly relative visit for Christmas.
Friend December 2018 “Carl’s Christmas Gift” Carl does everyone’s outside chores so the family can enjoy Christmas day together.
Friend December 2018 “Matt and Mandy” Matt sacrifices to make and give cookies to others, but he realizes that it was much better than what he had wanted to do.
Friend December 2018 “Show and Tell” Service that children did at Christmas including going to the hospital and singing Christmas carols, shoveling neighbor’s sidewalk, playing Christmas songs on the piano at church, and giving out candy canes on a university campus during the stressful finals week at Christmas.
Friend December 2018 “A Green-Bean Christmas” Peter was excited to play with his new remote car at Christmas, so he wasn’t too happy when he and his family went to the shelter to help serve dinner. His grumpy attitude changed when a boy his age came through the line. He remembered what Christmas was all about, and that they were celebrating Jesus’s birth by doing something Jesus would do—helping others.
Friend December 2017 “Gabriel’s Cello” Gabriel played Christmas songs on his cello at a shopping center for tips to give to the food pantry to feed the homeless. (Includes photos)
Friend December 2016 “A Different Christmas” Christmas doesn’t feel right since Diego’s parents got divorced, but Diego brings joy back into Christmas by doing service.
Friend December 2018 “The Secret Santa” After Tasha’s grandma and father died, Christmas was difficult and sad. But then a Secret Santa started dropping off gifts. She wanted to thank them and pass on the kindness, so she started doing kind things for others. She learned that helping others made her feel happy.
Giving Love at Christmas
Friend December 2016 “A Tree for Travis” Jacqueline feels sad for her friend who moved to a small trailer and doesn’t even have room for a Christmas tree. She thinks of an idea to give him a decorated branch, but it isn’t as nice as a tree. Her friend loves it, and Jacqueline realizes that gifts of love are what matters.
Friend December 2016 “Matt and Mandy” Matt and Mandy learn there are lots of gifts we can give at Christmas that don’t cost money, like service.
Friend December 2016 “The Getting Tree” Tyler thought the tree at church was the “Getting Tree.” When he finds out that it’s the giving tree, he earns money to buy the toy and ends up “getting” a wonderful feeling.
Christmas Spirit Around the World
Friend December 1988 “The Sand Tree” Christmas doesn’t feel the same without snow, but Lynn and Jim discover the Christmas spirit is even in warm California.
Friend December 2016 “Joel’s Family Christmas Tree” Each ornament is sentimental