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2016 has been an incredibly difficult year for Céline Dion, and now she's preparing to celebrate her first Christmas without her husband René Angélil.
The "Recovering" singer opened up to Page Six about her plans for the holidays and said Christmas will be a "bittersweet" experience for her and her children, René Charles Angélil, Eddy Angélil and Nelson Angélil. Instead of floundering, however, Dion plans to flourish.
"I cannot just live on like, 'I lost my husband, my children have no father,'" she told Page Six. "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, not for tomorrow, for today, and know nothing is perfect, not everything you want will happen."