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How Mormons Celebrate Christmas

Many people outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be familiar with the way LDS members observe Christmas.

Some may be surprised to learn the LDS church recognizes and celebrates Christmas in much the same way most Christian churches do: It observes the birth of Jesus Christ as the greatest gift God has given humankind, and it uses the season to remember what’s important.

“Christmas is a time for us to celebrate his birth and to focus on Christ and the heavenly father’s gift to us, and that will block out all the distractions around us which can diminish Christmas and swallow up its true meaning,” said Grant Walton, stake president of the LDS wards in Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Arizona City and Eloy.

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