Facing holiday celebrations after the loss of a loved one can be stressful. While you should go through your grieving process in a way that works for you, there is no reason that everyone must feel depressed during these times of family celebration. You must be prepared for waves of grief to hit you over the holidays. Do not try to suppress these feelings, but give yourself a moment to reminisce and relax yourself. You can try to discuss the loved one with others if they are up for it, but do not force it.