Nothing like a death in the family to make you wonder why relatives have to die around Christmas.
Can't they wait a few weeks? Don't they realize we have crap to do?
Grandma always compared her life to Jesus's...maybe this was her way of saying, "Ha, told you!"
Either way, a death at the holidays reminds us this visit is short. So...go hug those you love and as you do tell them how much they mean to you. In a blink of an eye, you may not get another chance, and if they check out early, you'll know, while they were here, they knew they were loved.
laurie mcdermott is a comedian, host and commentary.