December 17, 2023 - Episode #4918

If you are wanting to watch the 12/17/23 broadcast on TV, please tune into BYU-TV instead of KSL. You can also watch the live stream below.


Conductor: Mack Wilberg
Bells at Temple Square Conductor: LeAnna Willmore
Organist: Richard Elliott
Special Guests: Michael Maliakel and Lesley Nicol

“Sing We Now Of Christmas”
Music: French carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Joy To The World”
Music: Lowell Mason
Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Arrangement: Michael Davis

“I Wonder As I Wander”
Music: Appalachian carol
Arrangement: Adpt. John Jacob Niles

“To The Cradle Run” (organ solo)*
Arrangement: Richard Elliott

“O Little One Sweet”
Music: German carol
Lyrics: transl. Percy Dearmer
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Angels From The Realms Of Glory"*
Music: French carol
Lyris: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

*With the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble

The Spoken Word

The Christmas Story: Luke 2

December 17, 2023
read by Lesley Nicol

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem…

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”