We may be nearly a month removed from Christmas, but Celine Dion's holiday will go on. The legendary singer posted an adorable photo of herself and her three sons celebrating the holiday season on Thursday afternoon. Rewind the clock and get into the Christmas spirit with Celine Dion by checking out the comfy family photo below.
Just try to not start feeling all cozy! In the Instagram shot, Celine Dion is snuggled up in festive onesie pajamas with her twin sons Eddy and Nelson Angelil, 6, on a large wooden chair, as 15-year-old René-Charles Angelil leans in and smiles with the rest of his family. The photo is one of the few pics of Dion's family that the singer has shared since joining Instagram last year.
Although Celine Dion and her three boys are all smiles in their Christmas photo, it may not have been the most joyous time of year for the family. This Saturday, January 14, marks the first anniversary of the death of Dion's husband René Angelil, and this past Christmas was their family's first holiday season without him. Last month, Dion detailed her "bittersweet" holiday plans with her sons to Page Six, saying that they would continue their family tradition of skiing in Big Sky, Montana. Now that I think of it, that photo does look like it might have been taken in a cozy little ski lodge. Dion said that the ski trips are something that makes the whole family feel closer to the late Angelil.
He put something magic into that snow, into those mountains, and every time we go down, I go down with him. My children go down thinking about him. Every time I take the lift to go up, I feel closer to him.
And while Celine Dion said that she wanted to make the holidays enjoyable for her sons, it would be more of a meditation for herself, in hopes of finding some peace with herself and her children as the anniversary of René Angelil's death approaches. Dion went on to detail just how difficult it was for her to balance the joy of the holidays with the sadness of remembering her husband's death.
I can't believe it's going to be a year that my husband passed. I don't know when Santa Claus is coming, but if I had a wish to make this year, can you just tell him to take his time? I'm not ready! It's kind of a bittersweet moment and at the same time we need to really make the holidays really happy.
From that smiling photo, it looks like Celine Dion succeeded in showing her boys a good time in their winter wonderland.