The 87 year old was left in mourning in April (11) when the former Bond girl died after drinking a corrosive cleaning liquid at their London home.
Phillips is looking forward to life "getting better" in 2012 and admits his first festive season without Scoular will be a challenge.
He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I just like to be at home, but it might be an unusual Christmas this year. I wouldn't mind something wild.
"It's been a hard year for everybody. I am smelling the possibility of it getting better next year. In spring there will be lovely yellow daffodils, and yellow is my favourite colour. It's Shakespeare's colour - nice and bright and all about new things."