As I was preparing my favorite videos list (Youtube) for our global December-holiday theme, I was listening and thinking about so many favorite entertainers, that we all have enjoyed, that are no longer living in the earth realm. Deceased musicians and singers that gave us that favorite song to sing or dance to. Deceased actors displaying their emotions on the screen (TV, film) or play. Deceased entertainers who, when they were alive, were as real (easy going and nonjudgmental) to us as a favorite relative. Though they're no longer with us their lively actions remain within the entertainment industry (secular or faith-focused entertainment).
Which brings me to my next thought ... Where you ever advised by a faith-believer to not listen to a dead person's song? or watch a movie that includes a particular deceased actor? or listen to replays of sermons of deceased ministers who are no longer with us? Should we or shouldn't we? Memories---
What does your unique family lifestyle do, do you embrace the fact that the described deceased are gone by not listening, dancing to, or watching them anymore? Or, do you embrace opportunities to do so to display your appreciation for having an opportunity to have been able to be entertained by them?
Another holiday season is here with or without them.