Celine Dion posts photo of first Christmas without Rene Angelil

Celine Dion is giving fans a glimpse of her first Christmas without husband Rene Angelil.

The 48-year-old Canadian singer shared a rare picture with sons Rene-Charles, Nelson and Eddy on Instagram after celebrating her first holiday season since Angelil’s death.

“Holiday memories! Now time to get back to work! Souvenirs des fêtes! Maintenant, on retourne au boulot! #TBT #Vacances #Famille,” she captioned the snapshot.

Angelil died at age 73 in January 2016 after a long battle with throat cancer. Dion said in an interview with Page Six in December that she and her sons would spend Christmas on their family’s annual ski trip to Montana.

“I cannot just live on like, ‘I lost my husband, my children have no father,’” she said of the decision to go. “I have to stand tall and strong because this is my way of living: Stand tall, be positive, pick your battles, do the best you can and to live for today.”

“It’s kind of a bittersweet moment and at the same time we need to make the holidays really happy,” the star added. “We’re going to ski again all together and he will be there with us.”

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