Note: There is an updated 2019 version of this post with more stuff
Bible Readings: Luke 2:1-7, Luke 6:17-23, Psalm 22:1-11, Matthew 11:28-29, Romans 8:35, 38-39
Blue Christmas's are not lectionary based - here below are a few ideas which vary from those I have put up in previous years B and C.
About the images:
Above left: This is a free microsoft clipart image - it connects well with a particular age and gender for whom blue Christmas services are particularly applicable.
Above Right: Taken by Mrs Julia Walker - please feel free to use it for worship and related activities. Grief and loss are experienced by all ages.
Lower Left: This is a free Heartlight image: see my links column on the left.
Lower Right: This free image comes from www.sundaygraphx.blogspot.com. It makes a great background slide.
Listening Song : Mary Did You Know
By Kathy Mattea on her album Good News (pictured at left) or on WOW Christmas.
Story: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
By Susan Wojciechowski and P. J. Lynch, Walker Books, 1995, ISBN 0744554020 (pictured at right) . This is a breathtakingly beautiful children's book which speaks to all ages about loss, grief and Christmas.