We did not usually go to the cemetery on Christmas but we always remembered our loved ones through something they loved. We made special recipes they loved, displayed ornaments that meant a lot to them and shared memories and stories about them during the holidays. After my mother passed away, my dad, brother and I would go to the Cemetery a few days after Christmas to commemorate their anniversary. After my dad and brother passed as well, I still go to place roses on their graves on their anniversary date.
When we are in California for Christmas, we stop to visit my father in-laws grave. He died right after Christmas and he is always in our hearts and minds.
How ever we honor them, we keep our loved ones close in heart during the holidays and throughout the year.