Bob Geldof is easing his pain as he faces his first Christmas since the death of daughter Peaches by surrounding himself with her children.

Peaches passed away aged 25 after a heroin overdose at her home in England in April (14).

The Boomtown Rats rocker is facing an emotional festive season but he is determined to cope by joining Peaches' children Astala, two, and Phaedra, 16 months, so they can support each other.

He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "It's been a c**p year. There is no end to it. It is for the rest of my life. I'll be with the family for Christmas... They will make Christmas come alive again. It will be like everybody else's Christmas but a lot less."