“Contents,” Liahona, Dec. 1995 Liahona December 1995 Volume 19, Number 12 Contents Features First Presidency Message: Christmas Gifts, Christmas BlessingsPresident Thomas S. Monson At the Doorstep of the TempleDennis Ray Christmas Doesn’t Come from a StoreElder Jeffrey R. Holland They Couldn’t Steal the Christmas SpiritDebbie Pfotzer Foes Became His FriendsDuane C. Knowles The Birth of Jesus Especially for Youth In Any LanguageWilliam Powley “Where Are the Angels Going?”Debbie Orullian I Hated ChristmasPatricia R. Roper The Days of Domingos LiaoRichard M. Romney Your Christmas ListLisa A. Johnson Departments Comment Visiting Teaching Message: “More Blessed and Holy” The Friend Christmas in the Americas Song: Mary’s LullabyJan Underwood Pinborough and Darwin Wolford Exploring: Gifts for a Newborn KingGeraldine A. Garretson Sharing Time: GivingKaren Ashton Grandpa and Grandma’s Missionary ChristmasJana Jones Steed Christmas Crafts: Tree Ornaments; Let It Snow Making Friends: Horváth Gergö, Imre, and Péter of Budapest, HungaryJanet Peterson On the cover: “There are so many lessons to be learned from the sacred account of Christ’s birth,” says Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in “Christmas Doesn’t Come from a Store” (page 12). Many of those lessons are shared in this issue—from President Thomas S. Monson’s “Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings” (page 2) to a children’s presentation of “The Birth of Jesus” (page 32). These and other articles testify of the reality of the birth of the Savior. (Cover photography by Steve Bunderson; posed by models.) Inside back cover: Simeon Reverencing the Christ Child, by Greg Olsen. Simeon, who was told by the Holy Ghost that he would not die before seeing “the Lord’s Christ,” was in the temple when Mary and Joseph came with the baby Jesus. Simeon took the baby in his arms, blessed God, and said, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, … For mine eyes have seen thy salvation” (see Luke 2:25–30).