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If someone dies a few days before Christmas such as

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If someone dies a few days before Christmas such as tonight or tomorrow what should they do since it is so close to Christmas, about the viewing and burial?

Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Etiquette
Expert:  Michael replied 11 months ago.

In terms of something so sad at a happy time of year, having a viewing and burial might have to wait until after the holiday. It is though one of the busiest times of the year for funeral directors as reported here:

http://www.dchoice.com/christmas-is-the-busiest-time-of-yearfor-funeral-directors/

Staffing at funeral homes would be less around the Christmas holiday so having the viewing as well as burial would often occur after the holiday.

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