There will be other xmasses.
oh granted (my father died suddenly too, any moment with your loved ones is precious: it isn't christmas i remember most fondly, there were too many other brilliant days)- but if it is anyone's last christmas, i'll still be there for that.I have often thought like this. Sometimes it isnt always the case.
This time last year my father-in-law was full of life and healthy. In September he passed away.
Sometimes there aren't other christmas'. I guess you just have to decide what is more important to you.