Welcome and Merry Christmas!
Our family has also had a majority of our losses during the holidays. We basically figure those we lost would not want us to be miserable and instead honor them by continuing the joy of the season. I hope you are able to do the same.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ---Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss