The first holiday season without a loved one isn’t easy. It can feel odd changing your annual holiday traditions and incomplete celebrating the holidays without them. With losing my grandparents this year, I know these feelings all too well. But we can find healthy ways to mourn the loss of our loved ones during the holiday season, including through music.
To help you grieve during the holiday season, we’ve compiled this list of holiday-themed memorial songs.
Holiday-Themed Memorial Songs
“Please Come Home for Christmas” by the Eagles
“Bells will be ringing this sad sad news. Oh what a Christmas to have the blues…”
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Bing Crosby
“I’ll be home for Christmas. If only in my dreams…”
“Merry Christmas Darling” by the Carpenters
“I’ve just one wish on this Christmas Eve. I wish I were with you…”
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Michael Bublé
“They’re singing “Deck the Halls,” but it’s not like Christmas at all. I remember when you were here and all the fun we had last year…”
“Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” by the Glee cast
“The candles are burning low. One for each night, they shed a sweet light. To remind us of days long ago…”
“Silent Night” by Kelly Clarkson
“Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.”
“The Christmas Shoes” by NewSong
“I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight…”
“Christmas in Heaven” by Scott McCreery
“Are you singing with angels “Silent Night?” I wonder what Christmas in heaven is like…”
“My First Christmas in Heaven” by Jeff Cook
“So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear, and be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year…”
What other holiday-themed memorial songs do you listen to? Share them in the comments below!