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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4 2013 7:25 p.m. MST

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NT
SomewhereIn, UT

Looking forward to this!

Remember the reason for the season!

DMJ
Newbury Park, CA

So who will be speaking?

heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO

I love change, and I know the only constant in life is change. Bring it on. : )

Coco10
CANADA, 00

I couldn't see in the article any details of date, time, etc. Please post. Thanks. :)

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

@dmj, will you choose whether or not to watch based on the speakers?

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

-- "So who will be speaking?" --

If they are leaders of the Lord's church and speak by His inspiration, I'll be glad to hear whomever it is.

I hope it isn't announced beforehand. If we learn in advance that someone from the Primary Presidency will be speaking, we'll have to listen to "Ordain Women" gloat for the next three days about how they got Heavenly Father to change His mind.

tkwitt
USA, CA

Any info on why they moved it from the first Sunday to the second Sunday,and whether they plan to keep it on the 2nd Sunday in the future? These sort of surprises really mess with church, family, community calendars.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO
I love change, and I know the only constant in life is change. Bring it on. : )

10:49 a.m. Dec. 5, 2013
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So do I.

Change is a good thing,
it's what makes me Progressive.

On to eternal progression, etc.

Bob K
porland, OR

tkwitt
USA, CA
Any info on why they moved it from the first Sunday to the second Sunday,and whether they plan to keep it on the 2nd Sunday in the future? These sort of surprises really mess with church, family, community calendars.

Easy to answer for a non-mormon. Sunday, Dec 1 was during Thanksgiving weekend this year.
Does that help?

DRay
Roy, UT

Perhaps the 1st Presidency wants us to realize Jesus is the real Star of the show, and whoever acts as voice, the message comes from above. Now perhaps the 1st Pres. can sit back and enjoy the season a little more. They may also be busy with preparing for future events, one less thing for them to worry about.

Mel50
Nashville, TN

Please let it be Elder Holland... please let it be Elder Holland...

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

For those who cannot watch it live...lots of other options available to watch later.

mattrick78
Cedar City, UT

@Rikitikitavi

They put it online. You can watch it whenever you want.

ajas
Herriman, UT

The very nature of the article leads to the question of who will be speaking. I was curious myself after reading it and had no thoughts that I wouldn't watch, depending on who the speakers were, or that some speakers weren't as good as others. It's a devotional celebrating Christmas, and the article is just about a name change.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

@cedar city
Can a repeat "for those who cannot watch it live...lots of other options to watch later".

Dennis
Harwich, MA

With any luck we won't have to listen to any stories about widows this year.

DMJ
Newbury Park, CA

@ Johnny Triumph

@ Californian#1@94131

WOW! I am anxious to hear whomever speaks, Brother or Sister, and I am confident that their messages of inclusion and love will be well accepted by everyone during the season we celebrate the life and ministry of Him who served ALL.

jbymiller
Ft Collins, CO

We could think of it as the second Sunday in December or the first Sunday after the Thanksgiving weekend. I am sure that many people were traveling last weekend and may have missed it.

thinkfirst
SLC, UT

LDS leaders would have a hard time polling 15M members to schedule the Devotional. This is the 1st year I've ever seen Hannukah start during the Thanksgiving holiday; as one reader pointed out, Dec 1 was that weekend. Also, after years of the Gem Faire conflicting with Conference weekend, I emailed the organizers to explain what and when Gen.Conf. was. They changed the dates for the next year. When the Lord asks us to put HIM first, others "miraculously" change their plans. Perhaps those you think are inconvenienced by the Christmas devotional would actually enjoy it and its inclusion in nearly any venue is possible due to technology. It could be a valuable missionary tool instead of an "inconvenience". Just a thought...

thinkfirst
SLC, UT

Dennis-MA: If having heard it before is your criterion for a complaint, perhaps you should start your own religion. After all, Christmas is celebrating a story over 2000 years old and one that was foretold millenia before that. You didn't say whether you are LDS or not, but LDS members "obey, honor, and sustain" their leaders. They also allow for their humanity. The older we get, the more stories we have. Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet and President of the LDS church and we sustain him as such. Personally, I grew up very near him and have heard those stories even more than the general membership and I still love them. President Monson is a Prophet of God. If you aren't gaining anything from hearing stories more than once, perhaps you need to check your reasons for listening.

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