Christmas is the most wonderful time in every year. It is the best time to celebrate life and all its little perks, happiness and everything life has to offer. It is more than just the red block date on your calendar. It is more than just the time to spend you bonuses and your savings in buying Christmas gifts and other stuff you give out to kids and other people that matter this year. Christmas is more than just the time for family celebrations, gatherings and reunions. It is more than just the feast and the banquet spread on the table. It is the time to put up your Christmas decorations and be proud of what you have to offer. You know the Holiday season is knocking on your doorstep when you can hear the Christmas songs gleefully playing on the radio stations. No wonder this song has so much meaning as the words and lyrics are from none other than the National Artist himself, Levi Celerio.
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It has been so year after year now for over two decades. And so it is to this day. Then just as it ushered in the holidays chances are that as the festivities die down this coming week, it will also close the Christmas season for us Pinoys. There have been a lot of Filipino compositions written for Christmas these past many years but Christmas In Our Hearts is certainly the most popular. He sang it as a duet with his daughter Lisa. There is another original song in the album that initially seemed like a better choice for a single.
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Manila CNN Philippines Life — It is hard to imagine any Christmas celebration without the songs that have lived forever in the occasion. Especially for a country with a highly musical tradition like the Philippines, the sights are inseparable from the sounds. The flashy decorations of houses and offices, the customary gift-giving and food-sharing, the long lines at cashier counters, and the joyless hours spent in traffic jams always come with the never-ending music playlists in malls and public transportation, the young carollers with their grating voices and recycled instruments knocking on homes and car windows, and the indoor and outdoor parties whose idea of festivity is overusing bass-heavy amplifiers. Christmas is in the air as much as it is in the ear. And it is not surprising that the very indicator of its arrival is when the nearby shopping mall starts playing Mariah Carey or Jose Mari Chan at the official beginning of the season, on the first of September, on repeat. The popular Filipino Christmas carols have always been reliable as reinforcements of tradition. One learns these songs just by having listened to them as a kid. They are generally reminders of cheer, of the largeness of life, of possibly bright futures, although later on they can become admonitions of age, of the sad passing of time, of the inevitable swoop of mortality.
Kerlyn is a proud Filipina who loves to share her culture with others, including recipes and more. As early as the first ber month of the year—September—many of us would play Christmas songs in our homes, offices, malls, and just about everywhere. From December 16 up to the first Sunday of January—the official Christmas period in the Philippines—we would hear almost only Christmas songs in the airwaves.