It’s September 1st!

And what does that mean for Filipinos? The Christmas season is officially underway!

I know, I know, it sounds crazy. And it is. I think it started out as a bit of a self-deprecating joke, but once it reached meme-level, it just became an official thing and as a country we have embraced it unironically.

So let me share with you one of my earliest posts, all about Filipino Christmas traditions. Only 114 days to go!

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Every year at Christmas I alternate between a full-on Scrooge mode where I hate everything about the holiday, and a Tiny Tim persona where I love everything and everyone and all I want to do is listen to Christmas songs, watch Christmas movies and eat gingerbread cookies. I usually have my “Bah humbug” moments when I haven’t finished my shopping yet, or if I haven’t started wrapping any of the Christmas presents.

But I’m in a Tiny Tim mood right now, and so to capitalize on that and because there are only 2 days left (2 DAYS!), I wanted to share with all of you our traditions and how we celebrate Christmas in the Philippines.

The “BER” Months

They say that the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world. (And by “they”, I mean “we”). The moment the clock strikes September 1st, it’s officially the holidays, so radios…

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