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The thought of "putting on a happy face" when one is feeling nothing of the kind can be overwhelming.

The pressure to make it a perfect holiday can leave grieving family members feeling burdened at a time when their energy for entertaining is at an all-time low.

Gretchen Norman, a bereavement counselor with Porter Hospice & St. Anthony Hospice, spoke to 9NEWS on how to cope with feelings of loss and grief during the holidays and tips on how to remember and honor loved ones.

Watch the video above to hear her tips on the matter.