Coping at Christmas

Posted on December 11th, 2020

For many, Christmas is a time of celebration – from indulging in chocolates at 8am to bickering over a board game or to complaining that the turkey is too dry, we all enjoy it in different ways. But it can also be a very difficult time of year.

At Freedom Funerals, we know how tough it is to cope with bereavement at Christmas, but we are here to help. All of a sudden, the person who buys you your favourite chocolates, your usual Monopoly partner or your biggest cooking critic might not be sat around the table and we know it can be hard.    

2020 has been a difficult year and COVID-19 has ensured that it is going to be a very unusual Christmas for everyone. If you are unfortunate enough to have lost somebody dear to you, then this Christmas maybe doubly difficult for you.  If you are one of the many that are spending Christmas alone this year, we suggest that you take time out of your day to speak to someone. It might not always feel like it, but there is always someone who cares about you.

If you do feel as though you have no one to turn to, think about speaking to Cruse Bereavement Care, by ringing 0808 808 1677 between 9.30am and 5pm. They are charity based around giving people the advice and support they need to try and cope with their bereavement.  Or speak to the Samaritans – ring them at any time on 116 123 or drop them an email at

Christmas is a meant to be a special time and it might be difficult to feel any festive cheer, but we hope you get any help and support you require, and that you are able to enjoy your Christmas as much as possible.

Here at Freedom Funerals we are on hand to provide you with any support that you may need. Please feel free to give us a call on 01206 862 963.