Filipino Christmas Songs That Mean A Lot To Us
Christmas is just right around the corner, and everywhere we go, we could already hear the sleigh bells ringing. From holiday sales to Christmas lights hanging on trees, the spirit of Christmas is already being built.
Here are five of the popular Filipino Christmas songs that remind us why Christmas is always more fun in the Philippines:
- Sa Maybahay ang Aming Bati
You know it’s already the Christmas season when kids begin to sing Christmas carols outside your house, and this has to be their favorite. This song encapsulates the tradition of going from one house to another on Christmas day to visit different relatives, rekindling relationships over conversations and hot choco. Kids have then used this song as an opportunity to sing carols and gather funds for the holidays.
- Ang Pasko ay Sumapit
Another Filipino favorite is the “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit”. This is a song of cheer on the arrival of Christmas. It also speaks of starting a new life when the New Year comes to give joy and prosperity to all those around us. This makes Christmas more fun in the Philippines as it encapsulates the genuine greeting one wishes to offer to others despite their troubles.
- Pasko Na Naman
“Pasko Na Naman” has to be a tita’s favorite Christmas song because one tita is bound to say “Ay Pasko na naman, parang kaka umpisa lang ng Pasko, ano?” during the Christmas reunion. Kidding aside, this song expresses the joy and thanksgiving for the #blessed year we all just had. It also urges people to sing because that’s what you do when you’re happy. What’s great about this song is that it encapsulates the Filipino trait of singing out of sheer delight.
- Mano Po Ninong, Mano Po Ninang
On Christmas day, it’s a tradition to visit the homes of godparents to see how they’re doing. It’s also a tradition to see what the Ninong (godfather) and Ninang (godmother) has under their Christmas tree for their Inaanak (godchild). That’s what this song is all about. Now, getting something on Christmas, that’s what makes the holidays more fun in the Philippines. Because it’s all about giving. It’s all about making other people happy.
- Himig ng Pasko
This song speaks of the solemnity of the Christmas season. It lets you feel the season’s positivity as it talks about the heart’s beating as a gift from heaven and the loss of sadness as happiness reigns. It makes you want to be with your family and simply hug them through the night because we’re all together after having such a crazy year.
And that’s what Christmas in the Philippines is. It’s all about spending time with your loved ones, spreading joy to those you don’t know, and feeling the love we all have for each other.
Do you have other songs in mind that we missed out? Share them with us and tell us why these songs mean so much to you!