Christmas Greetings from the University Archives
In December 1976 Jeffrey R. Holland, then Commissioner of Church Education, addressed the Religious Instruction faculty of Brigham Young University. The title of his remarks was “Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come from a Store.” A version of this talk was printed and distributed to faculty members at Brigham Young University in the mid-1980s when Holland was president of the university. This beautifully printed version of the talk is available through the Special Collections reading room (1130 HBLL) under the call number BX 8608 .A1 no 2768. The talk was accompanied by the following message from President Holland:
Holland’s powerful sermon reminds us to focus on the first gift of Christmas–the gift of a baby born in a humble manger. That tiny baby was sent by our loving Heavenly Father to save us all. The birth of the Christ child should be at the center of our Christmas celebrations.
Have a merry Christmas and joyous New Year.
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