I'm sorry to hear that you lost your grandmother a year ago, but I am glad that you were able to share the time with her that you could, and bonds like that don't disappear.
Now that you mention how you think about "The Holidays" as a general ancestor holiday in the US, that makes me think that maybe I should do something to show my respects or somehow work something into my observances during this time of year. Not sure what to do, but I hadn't even considered doing something nice for Lydia's memory because I was so concerned with just surviving it and getting through the sad days.
As far as reading, I saved to my computer any of the myths that I thought were related to the holiday and I want to read and re-read them and try to digest them and experience something through the contemplation.
I'm going to be at my dad's house with my siblings for the beginning of Reunion. On Dec. 25 evening, I'm going back to my residence and I'll be there until Dec. 31. The end of Reunion is going to be hard for me because it's the first anniversary of the loss of a great friend of mine.
However, I'm glad to be able to celebrate Reunion in some capacity this year. I'll be reading and studying myths, hopefully writing some poetry, contemplating the holiday, and giving offerings of water and light.