If you’re looking for a more involved advent calendar this Christmas, this one is perfect. Each day there is a passage of scripture that reviews the Savior’s mission. This is followed by a related song or hymn. Then there is a suggestion of something to do that will help you draw closer to the Lord.
Great family or personal exercise that will help bring meaning and peace this holiday season.
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Share a scripture about the Savior with a family member or friend.
Mosiah 3: 5–6, 8–10
I Believe In Christ
Make a decoration that will remind you of the Savior and His mission.
Count Your Blessings
In one of your prayers today, give thanks for all the blessings you can think of, do not ask for anything.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
Write your testimony in scriptures and give them away.
The Lord Is My Light
Look up at the heavens and think about who made the sun, moon, and stars record your feelings in your journal.
3 Nephi 17: 5, 6, 9
I Need Thee Every Hour
Try to be as kind as possible to others today.
3 Nephi 12:3–9
More Holiness Give Me
Foster peace on earth by not quarreling with your family or friends.
Come Unto Jesus
Go out of your way to be a friend to someone who needs a friend, follow through in the days and weeks to come.
Luke 10:30–34, 36
Because I Have Been Given Much
Do an anonymous good deed today.
How Great the Wisdom and the Love
Set some goals for yourself, seal a copy in an envelope to be opened next year.
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
Visit or call someone who is sick or lonely.
3 Nephi 13:19–20
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Do volunteer work for some worthy cause.
John 11:35–36, 41, 43–44
Abide With Me
Do something to bring cheer to someone who has reason to feel sad.
3 Nephi 17:12, 21, 24
I Think When I Read That Sweet Story
Do something fun with a child.
John 14:15, Matt 7:12, Mark 10:43–44, John 13:34–35
Love One Another
Today tell someone that you love them. Express love for the Lord in your prayers.
3 Nephi 12:44
Did You Think To Pray
Try to forgive someone who has wronged you. If appropriate, go to him or her today and be reconciled.
3 Nephi 18:1, 3, 5, 7, 9–11
While of These Emblems We Partake
As you partake of the sacrament, make a special effort to think about the Savior
Master the Tempest is Raging
Be a calming influence today and try extra hard to control your temper.
Doctrine & Covenants 19:16-19
How Great Thou Art
Pray to Heavenly Father about some weakness and ask for help in repenting of it.
Matthew 27:28–30, Luke 23:33–34, Mark 15:29–32
There Is A Green Hill Far Away
Read the accounts of the crucifixion of the four gospels, and then write your feelings in your journal.
Matthew 28:1–6, Isaiah 25:8, 3 Nephi 11: 1
He Is Risen
Read the accounts of the resurrection in the four gospels and 3 Nephi, and then write your feelings in your journal.
John 6:35, 8:12, 10:14, 11:25
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Go look at Christmas lights and think about where all light really comes from.
Doctrine & Covenants 76:19–24
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Goal: Go caroling with friends, but add other hymns that explore other aspects of the Savior’s ministry.
Matthew 24:27, 29-30, 36, 42
When He Comes Again
Try to live this day as if it were the day of Christ’s second coming.
1 Nephi 11:14–15, 18–21; Luke 1:30–32, 34–35, 38; Luke 2:1, 3–16
Joy To the World
Consider what gift you could give the Savior and determine to give it all year long.
Your goal today and for the rest of your life is to read and enjoy the word of God as found in the Holy Scriptures. Give yourself a gift that fills every day of your life with the real spirit of Christmas.