"This is an unusual Christmastime. True, as heretofore, we send our gifts and hearty good wishes; bedeck Christmas trees with brilliant lights and sparkling ornaments; we ring bells, and sing sweet carols and hymns of praise-but underneath it all there is a heaviness in our hearts not hitherto experienced, for soldiers ruthlessly slain. Also our complacent assurance of safety from foreign attack has been suddenly shaken. As never before in our lifetime, we sense a nearness of submarines and death-dealing bombs. Deviltry is rampant throughout the nations, and hate, avarice, ambition, perfidy and pride like a fearful flood of destruction threaten to inundate the world. Leaders of some nations have not only rejected, but have denounced the Prince of Peace, and are worshipping the god of war."
This is today! This was written by David O. McKay in 1957.