During a special, virtual family Christmas devotional to his large and growing posterity, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of Christmas and joy. His remarks are captured in this Church News video, offering a unique look at his family and his greatest source of happiness.


“Christmastime is joyful,” said the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Joy comes in family love. Joy comes in righteous living.  As God’s children, we know that joy comes in knowing that our Heavenly Father loves us.”


Unable to meet in person with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a weeks-old great-great grandson, President Nelson addressed his family via videoconference on Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 2020. As part of the pageant Nelson family members sang Christmas carols and shared photographs of family members recreating the Christmas Nativity. Children dressed as shepherds, wise men, angels and stars. Many babies played the role of the Babe in Bethlehem.


“What a wonderful pageant,” proclaimed President Nelson.