Christmas not jolly for some

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Elizabeth Welch says this time of the year is rough for her.

"Christmas time is not a happy time for a lot of people. for a lot of people, when they see Christmas coming up it brings out feelings of isolation and grief, and they start remembering people who were here last Christmas,” said Welch.

Tuesday Welch and a handful of others attended a Blue Christmas service at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.

Welch says the sad part about Christmas is she can't be with family.

They are in England.

"One of my happiest memories of being in England is Christmas’. We use to gather with all our relatives and have a wonderful time,” said Welch.

Welch says Tuesday’s service was a good time for her to grieve.

"I think when we acknowledge things; it doesn't have the power over us that it had before," said Welch.

She says hearing Tuesday’s message gives her strength.

"It is about hope, and no matter what we've been through in our lives we still have the hope of Christ which comes at Christmas. And with every Christmas we have that hope renewed," said Welch.

Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan is having a Blue Christmas service Thursday night.

It starts at 6 PM.