Official: LDS Church Alters Christmas Devotional Tradition

The LDS Church has altered the name and program for its annual Christmas devotional.

Known at least since the early 1970s as the "First Presidency Christmas Devotional," the event traditionally has featured a talk from each of the three members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as Christmas songs performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The church's press release, website and tickets to the event this year call the event the Christmas Devotional. The name change signaled a change to the program.

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