Christmas is the season of peace and joy but for many, myself included, it evokes a painful memory of the death of a loved one. This is especially painful if that loss was of a child. To those in that situation, I would like to suggest that you replace the star on top of your Christmas tree with an angel, representing the angel of your loved one watching over you.
This will never eliminate the
painful memory (nor will anything else) but it may mollify it somewhat.