Do Latter-day Saints celebrate Christmas? – Ep 8

Get early access to tomorrow’s episode where I answer some common questions people have about Latter-day Saints relating to Christmas!

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Show Notes;

In this episode, I talk about some questions that arise about Latter-day Saints when it comes to Christmas.

I answer many questions that are commonly “googled” using the term “Mormon” relating to Christmas. Actually “Mormon” is not the correct name for members of the Church. The correct name of the Church is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is preferred that the correct name of the Church is used when referring to members or simply Latter-day Saints.  

Some things we will talk about: My beef with Starbucks. When I caught my friend Shawn holding a beer. (no he wasn’t drinking it). When I accepted a bottle of wine in France. When I accidentally had alcohol on my breath and on my hands as a missionary, right before meeting with President Neil L. Andersen, our mission president.
These are some popular searches that I found on Google related to my faith that we will discuss:
Do Latter-day Saints Celebrate Christmas?

What do you get a Latter-day Saint for Christmas?

Do Latter-day Saints celebrate holidays?

Do Latter-day Saints drink alcohol during the holidays?

Do Latter-day Saints eat chocolate?

If you are of another faith, hopefully  this podcast will help you to remember the correct name. Mormon is an ancient prophet who compiled the writings of many ancient prophets and put them together into The Book of Mormon. I believe it to be the word of God right along with the Bible. I revere him as a prophet, but when we call our church, “The Mormon Church”, it makes it sound like we worship Mormon, instead of Jesus Christ. Those who read the Book of Mormon, know that it is simply many teachings of Jesus Christ by His prophets who lived on the American continent between 600 B.C to 400 A.D. For more on the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

For specifics on the name of the Church:,of%20Latter%2Dday%20Saints.%22

I’m originally from Midvale, Utah. I am married to the lovely and talented Jen Bringhurst. I have 6 amazing and talented children. I am a small business owner. I love a cold Diet Coke and a slice of pizza. I listen to 80’s New Wave music.  I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I live in beautiful Port Angeles, Washington after moving here in 2018 from Highland, Utah.

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Until next time, Cheers from the Pacific Northwest!

Music by Pixabay – United State Marine Band – We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

The views and opinions expressed on the Rocky Mountain Sunshine podcast and blog are those of the host and any guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Rocky Mountain Sunshine podcast and blog is not owned nor operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and does not officially represent The Church in any way.

I took this picture of the Salt Lake Temple last year while on vacation in Utah

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Jason Bringhurst lives in Port Angeles, Washington, USA. I am the father of 6 children, husband of the lovely and talented Jen Bringhurst, a small business owner, a listener of 80's new-wave music, an enthusiast of hot-rod & classic cars, a lover of pizza & Diet Coke, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blog in no way is meant to officially represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor is it meant to be officially related to my current ward or calling in Port Angeles, nor my former wards or callings in Highland and Springville, Utah. is simply a way for me to spread sunshine and share my faith.

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