Silent Christmas Lesson

  

Every year I am searching the internet, my files now pintrest for a thought provoking spiritual special Christmas lesson.  Quite a few years ago we found (and tweaked for ourselves)a wonderful “Silent Christmas lesson” one that is full of music, scriptures & Video that brings the spirit so very strong.  So I want to share it with you.

Click here to download the Silent Christmas Lesson
The site on Google is new to me so if you have problems email me at:
charisse(dot)harris(at)gmail

Also if you are looking for additional ideas, read through the comments on this page.  There are so many good ideas regarding songs, videos etc.


This is easy to change up with new messages from our current prophet and anything the spirit prompts.


First page is self explanatory
Second page I had changed up a bit from the original- when they finish reading it says to “put this lesson on your lap and” you can have them sing, or listen to the song 
Third Page “Baby, what you going to be?” I used the Donny Osmond version
Fourth Page “Watch as we go back in time…” I played the Luke II video with Amy Grants song “Breath of Heaven” The video and music are just about the same time so it just works perfectly- I am almost positive that it is stocked in the ward library called “New Testament Video Presentations”
Here is a link to Deseret Book
Fifth Page song “I have not seen, Yet I believe” is a song written by Sally Deford you can check out her music Here
Sixth Page self explanatory- I Turned on “Silent Night” and had it playing softly for them to turn to page 7.
Seventh Page I added YW leaders because I have done this twice with different young women- they loved it.  I have done this as a Sunday school teacher and also in Family Home evening.


I love this lesson and I love how it can be changed and tweaked for who ever you are giving it to.  I love my Savior and I love the opportunity to honor, worship and reflect on his goodness.

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120 Comments

  1. JT42

    November 11, 2012 at 4:36 am

    on page 6, it mentions that when the music starts they can turn to page 7…did you just turn on a Christmas hymn in the background? like Silent Night or such? I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing. I am giving the Christmas lesson and wanted something new yet powerful, thank you!

  2. Charisse

    November 11, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Ahhhhh Yes! Thank you – that is exactly what I did- Thank you!

  3. Shannon

    November 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing your idea – it sounds wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Stefanie Orton

    November 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I love this idea so much and even just skimming through it could tell it would be a powerful reminder of the importance of Christmas. I'm a little confused on p4 though, where can I find that video?

    Thanks so much for sharing! I'm so excited about this!

  5. Charisse

    November 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much, it can be found in "New Testament video presentations" and you select Luke 2. Here is the link
    http://deseretbook.com/New-Testament-Video-Presentations-LDS-Distribution-Center/i/4980755
    I am almost positive it is stocked in the library but as a VSH.
    Thank you so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Charisse

    November 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Demarcus Family

    November 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I notice that this is perfect for the new way of teaching and the new cirriculum. I love that they are searching for the answers and writing their thought and pondering. LOVE. thank you!!

  8. The Smiths

    November 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for such a beautiful lesson! Our girls are going to love it. One question, I went to the Sally Deford site for song 5 and clicked download but it didn't actually download it. I have looked for the song on itunes with no luck. Any suggestions for me? Thank you again!

  9. Liz

    November 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    has anyone downloaded the video from the church website?

  10. Tamera Brose

    November 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I saw this on pinterest and pinned it and downloaded it. Thank you.

  11. Heather

    November 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I know this is a silly question but as the teacher am I not supposed to read or say anything?

  12. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment- yes it does for sure go with the new curriculum, which I am so excited about.

  13. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you Tamera ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Hi Liz – I looked on the web site and did not see where you could download it (that does not mean its not there though)- if you find it will you let me know?
    Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    All you do is explain in the beginning what they need to do- then watch to see when everyone has put down their pencils :)it's great because is is silent for the whole class time.

  16. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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  17. Charisse

    November 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Here is the link
    http://www.defordmusic.com/ihavenotseenyetibelieve.htm
    try it again- I know its an mp3 but I believe, after you download it, it will show in the bottom left corner- have your ipod music open and drag it up- I am not sure exactly- you can always substitute it, or skip that part. I hope this helps- I am sorry, I will keep thinking of another song.

  18. Anonymous

    December 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Love this lesson and thanks so much for sharing. Can not find the song Baby, What you going to be Donny Osmond version? Where did you find that?

  19. Charisse

    December 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you Breanne ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Charisse

    December 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I found it on the Donny Osmond Christmas album "It's the most wonderful time of the year"

  21. Leithaakagrover

    December 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you so much. I did this lesson yesterday and it was awesome.

  22. Charisse

    December 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That is wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing with me I love that ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Jenny D.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Two questions: 1. How long does the entire lesson take? 2. Did you have a problem with some girls reading very quickly and others reading very slowly? I know that will be the case with my group.

  24. Charisse

    December 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    You will have time for Opening prayer, theme, I put the announcements on a handout just in case. It will take all of class, but plenty of time not to rush ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes that is always the case with reading, but it just gives the quick readers more time to ponder ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Emily

    December 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I found another beautiful song that is perfect for this part. It's by Hilary Weeks and is called "Still Believe." Here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6tUnjaZeF4

  26. Charisse

    December 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you so much Emily- I love this song and it will go great! I am teaching this again on the 23rd and I am going use this song. Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Charissa

    December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    What a cool site. I love this lesson idea. I just got put into YW again after being in Primary for years…so I will have to bookmark your blog and return often for ideas.

  28. Charisse

    December 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you so much Charissa- I am getting ready to have a "giveaway" for those who follow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Kim

    December 18, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for this lesson-I am excited to see how it will go!

  30. Anonymous

    December 18, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I also thought it would be nice to use the song "still believe" by Hillary Weeks. I loved the video presentation that went with it.outdo you know if that is available to download to use?

  31. Samantha Adams

    December 18, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Can't wait to do this with my YW!

  32. Charisse

    December 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I am so glad, I know you will all enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by

  33. Charisse

    December 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Ya I am going to use it on Sunday as well I think it is going to be great ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Kerri

    December 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This is phenomenal! I have had this bookmarked and been reviewing it to give to my girls Sunday…I can't wait! THANKS

  35. Natalie

    December 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Did you give your girls a handout after the lesson was over? If so, what? Thanks! Love this lesson!

  36. Celebratia

    December 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I think the scripture reference on page 5 should be Luke 17:25, NOT Luke 7:25. Right?

  37. Charisse

    December 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I did not have a handout that went with the lesson, but we did give them a little Christmas gift.

  38. Charisse

    December 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Yea!!! I am excited for you, I am giving it on Sunday as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Kerri

  39. Charisse

    December 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Yes you are correct- ahh thank you, I need to fix that ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Celebratia

  40. Tara Jensen

    December 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I have been trying to find the Donny Osmond song. Does anyone know where I can download it? I want to give this lesson Sunday. Thanks

  41. Charisse

    December 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Tara- here is a you tube link
    http://youtu.be/da_sLaHJPaw
    if that does not work go to you tube and type it in- you will see the Donny Osmond one- I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚ I am teaching it tomorrow as well.

  42. Hendricksonblog

    December 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    am i totally crazy or on page six should it say there would be no easter if there had not been a christmas?

  43. Mandy Farris

    December 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I downlowded the Sally DeFord song from iTunes just yesterday…sung by Haylee Moore. "I have not seen, yet I believe". The album is "He knows my name"

  44. Charisse

    December 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    No- it is saying if Jesus did not do what he did- the atonement, the resurrection etc- then there would be no Christmas- we would not celebrate his birth if he was not the Savior- does that make sense?- I totally see what you are saying though ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Hendricksonblog

    December 31, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Yeah makes total sense. I suppose it works either way but drives the point a little differently. I did this lesson last sunday but used TAylor swifts silent night since shes a fav of the YW and used this angels we have heard on high


    its a little rock/country but I'm not very traditional. As long as you don't play it too loud. ha ha
    All the adults in the lesson were bawling their poor little eyes out. I also highly recommend the above ideas on music over the nativity and the Donny song.
    Thanks so much for all your work and ideas!

  46. Charisse

    December 31, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Nice! I am so glad- that is the beauty of this- it can be changed ha ha knowing the girls and what they like and what will get their attention is key in the whole idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Anonymous

    March 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I would love to read this whole program, however there seems to be a problem with the download link. I only get page 1&2. Would you be able to email it to me? TraciMarieBryant@yahoo.com. Thanks a million.

  48. Mischa

    October 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Hello Charisse! I am teaching the Christmas lesson for my ward in relief society and would love to use this lesson. I am unable to download it from the site though. Would you be able to email me a copy of it? My email address is michelle.church@t-mobile.com. This will be so amazing.

  49. Jaime

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I just got asked to do the Christmas lesson NEXT week. So I came home and am searching ideas!! We have a lot of beehives in our ward and only a couple Laurels and a handful of miamaids…what's your thoughts on their maturity level and what that age seems to get out of it for this lesson??

  50. Shauna Brown

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I just want to tell you how thrilled I am about finding this lesson!!! I am teaching the Christmas lesson in Relief Society and really wanted a way to bring the spirit and have it be strong!!! I have been bawling and bawling while putting this together which it isn't that hard to get me to cry when it comes to spiritual stuff. I am interested to see how this all works out. Thanks again for sharing! On another note, I love your name! My little sisters name is Charisse!

  51. Lauren

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I am interested in this lesson doing it for my yw. Can you send me the link? andersenlauren@gmail.com

  52. Amy A

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to see your Christmas lesson and was also wondering if you could email it to me at jaks.kids@gmail.com.
    Thanks in advance.

  53. steve and lindsey

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you for such a great program. I was able to read it all through the link, but not download it. Would you mind emailing me a copy? lindseynatter@hotmail.com Thanks!

  54. Rachel

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Hi I would love a copy as well. I cannot upload it from the site and I would love to do this as my Christmas lesson.
    Thanks!
    rachelpenrod@gmail.com

  55. Rachel

    December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you so much! I cant wait to use this lesson with my YW for the Christmas lesson this year. I cannot download it from the site…My I have the link as well?
    Thanks
    rachelpenrod@gmail.com

  56. Charisse

    December 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you, I love it too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your thoughts and taking the time to comment.

  57. Charisse

    December 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I am so sorry, I am sure I got this to you late- we have had some crazy family things going on.

  58. Sharon Haynie

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    tell me how to download with buying a subscription to scribed!

  59. Becky Olson

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I tried to download it to print it and it says I have to pay $8.99. Is there another way to get it? Can you email it to me at newportbeachster@gmail.com. Thanks.

  60. Becky Olson

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I tried to download it and it says I have to sign up and pay $8.99 in order to download and print it. Is there another way to get it? Can you email it to me at newportbeachster@gmail.com. Thanks!

  61. The Honsvick's

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I am also interested in the download. Do I have to subscribe to scribe to get it? Can you email it to me? Kristy.honsvick@Gmail.com. thanks!!

  62. Alberta

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Can you send it to me as well @ albertajackson76@gmail.com because I am unable to download it? It sends me to Scribd asking me to pay to download…thank you

  63. Lauren

    December 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I am interested in this lesson doing it for my yw. Can you send me the link? andersenlauren@gmail.com

  64. Britt

    December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I ended up just typing it up myself to avoid paying for a subscription to scribd. I also changed the quote on the last page to one from President Monson and changed some of the songs.
    Thanks for sharing this!!

  65. Charisse

    December 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I am sorry Britt, I would have emailed it to you- though I did get it later to some ๐Ÿ™ I would love to see what your changes were- that is one of the great things with this lesson it can change and evolve ๐Ÿ™‚ I did it originally about 10 years ago and have changed it many times. Thanks for sharing

  66. Charisse

    December 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    You can email me charisse (dot) harris (at) gmail (dot) com and I will email it to you- sorry I am behind

  67. Charisse

    December 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I sent it to you, right?

  68. Jessica

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I love this idea! This is a great blog and I plan on coming back often! Found you on pinterest.

  69. Devin and Jessica

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I love this idea. I don't think you will get this in time but just thought I would take the chance. Could you please email this to me? serious_nothin@hotmail.com

  70. ang

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I sent you an email from caldwells_8@msn.com but haven't received the file for the download yet. Could you send it as soon as you can?

  71. Unknown

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Britt or Charisse – may I receive a copy of either of your presentations emailed to malanlai@gmail.com? Thank you!

  72. Mallory Renee

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I found this Youtube video which combines the Breath of Heaven with scenes from The Nativity Story movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPbV_HTpyx0

    Easier than trying to find the other video and combining the song.

  73. quailene

    August 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Any chance you are still sending this via email? If so, I would love to have a copy. My email is quailene@gmail.com Thx!

  74. Neisy

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I also would appreciate you emailing this to me. I've been desperately trying to find something special for a Christmas lesson..Thank you for sharing this! My email is dmcartproject@gmail.com. Thank you!

  75. Bonnie

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I love this and would love to do this for our YW Christmas lesson. I wondered if you could send me an email also as I am having a hard downloading it. My email is curtrasmussen@comcast.net. Thx!

  76. Jm8

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Charisse could you send me a copy too? Thanks. sirrom86@gmail.com

  77. Tiffany Swann

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I would love you to send me a copy! My email is tswann6@gmail.com thanks!

  78. Anonymous

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I would also like a copy. Thanks! gdan22@netzero.com

  79. Queen2u

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for your work, time, effort, willingness to share and love of the Savior! I would love a copy.
    kgperry17@gmail.com

  80. Anonymous

    December 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    If this is still available by email I would love have it to use for Relief Society in December. My email is motherof8b@comcast.net Thank you.

  81. Charisse

    December 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I hope you all have recieved this lesson from me, if I have missed you and you have not recieved it please email me at charisse(dot)harris(at) gmail (dot) com and I will get it to you asap- it truly bings the spirit so strong.

  82. Tori

    December 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I sent you an email, would you mind sending this to me it's beautiful lesson and would like to share it with my sunday school class my email is stephenscorporation@gmail.com TIA

  83. Cheryl

    December 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Cblarsen10@yahoo.com
    I'm excited to share this with my girls. Thank you!

  84. west family

    January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Could you send it to me also? rosannawest@hotmail.com.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  85. Anonymous

    January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

    I would love a copy of the lesson. I have been reading through it and it sounds amazing. Could you please email it to kbusdicker@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

  86. Kaa

    January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Would love to do this lesson for my ward yw. Can you please send it to me? Thank you for sharing! Kaahurley@gmail.Com

  87. Jaron Watson

    January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

    I think I already commented but I'm not sure. I would really like to use this for my YW lesson, if you could please email it to me. My email is bethrtitus@hotmail.com. Thank you!

  88. parkandlinds

    December 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Britt_ I would love a copy of what you did for this if you still have it. Let me know. Thank you!!

  89. Anonymous

    December 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I would love a copy of this for my lesson on Sunday. Would you be able to email it to me by chance? My email address is chabotfamily@hotmail.com. Thank you so much.

  90. ShaNez Mulliner

    December 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I would love to use this lesson for my Yw this year. Could you email it to me please? ShaNez.hendrick at gmail.com

  91. Kizzie

    December 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Can you please email me the file for this silent lesson?
    Thank you!
    Kizziew@gmail.com

  92. Julie

    December 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Charisse,
    I would love to give this to the R.S. ladies the 1st Sunday in December. Could you please send it to me if you still are doing that)? Thank you so very much. What a great idea!!
    jfarley24@hotmail.com

  93. Tyler and Jessica

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Hi there! I hope you still check this, because I would love a copy!
    jessica stucki at rocket mail dot com
    Thanks a bunch & Merry Christmas!!!

  94. Britt

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    So, apparently I didn't set this to notify me of replies… sigh.
    I've taught this three years in a row now. This year I found this option for Breath of Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIg-7kbnUt8

  95. BobbiJo Burk

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Will you send me this for my lesson on Sunday? I know it's last minute….my email address is bobbijo.burk@gmail.com

  96. BobbiJo Burk

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Will you send me a copy of this for my lesson on Sunday? My email address is bobjocarter@hotmail.com. Thank you!

  97. BobbiJo Burk

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Could you send me a copy of your lesson for this Sunday? I know it's last minute. My email address bobjocarter@hotmail.com

  98. scott and jessica doman

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    i would love a copy of this lesson if you can email me? domanjessica@gmail.com thanks!!!

  99. Anonymous

    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    I would love to use this lesson on sunday> can you email it to me please? wefir5@yahoo.com

  100. Anonymous

    March 20, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I would love to teach this lesson Sunday if still available!
    Heather-2b@hotmail.com

  101. ruta moananu

    March 20, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Hi Chariss, wonderful lesson, can you please email me ur packet@rutamoananurut@yahoo.com, thank you

  102. Jessica Lounsbury

    March 20, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I would love a copy of this lesson for Sunday.
    My email is jlounsbury1329@gmail.com
    Thank you so much.

  103. Jessica Lounsbury

    March 20, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Can you please email me this lesson for Sunday. Thank you so much jlounsbury1329@gmail.com

  104. Jodi June Allen

    November 14, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    OH! My email address is raggedyhaven at gmail dot com.
    THANK YOU!

  105. Jodi June Allen

    November 14, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Charisse!
    I tried your email, but it was returned.
    I came across your site today about your Silent Christmas lesson. I would LOVE to be able to use it if you are still willing to share it?
    THANKS SO MUCH!

    Jodi Allen
    Mapleton Utah.

  106. Snarrs

    November 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    i would love a copy please! caitlynsnarr at gmail dot com

  107. Shaunna Godwin

    November 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Can you please send me the video link to the silent christmas lesson. Thank you, Shaunna
    shagodwin@gmail.com

  108. Charisse

    November 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Hi shaunna- it is not a video but a booklet and you can download it from the below link
    https://sites.google.com/site/somesweettalkinggirl/file_cabinet

  109. Charisse

    November 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Jodi- I think I emailed this to you but if not here is the link you can download it ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://sites.google.com/site/somesweettalkinggirl/file_cabinet

  110. Davis Family

    December 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    How can I change the date on the back cover from 2014 to 2016?

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