Christmas in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Christmas in the Philippines


Christmas eyes PBA comeback after winless stint with Magnolia

Jul 23, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Rakeem Christmas sees action for Magnolia in just 3 games at the Commissioner's Cup, all of which ended in a loss

HIATUS. Rakeem Christmas admits not playing organized basketball for more than a year affected his game. Photo from PBA Images

Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Rakeem Christmas will have his hands full in his next PBA game as he faces reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee and defending champion Barangay Ginebra

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD. Rakeem Christmas will have to fast-track his adjustment to the Magnolia system entering the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Magical Christmas spots south of Metro Manila

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The south also comes alive with Christmas colors, and the sights are just an hour or so away from Manila

LIGHT SHOW. On weekends during the holiday season, the gingerbread house lights up and changes color to holiday music and performances. Photo courtesy of The Gingerbread House PH Photo by Claire MadarangÂ

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Magnolia - 2017 Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Follow along as NLEX faces GlobalPort at 3 pm and Ginebra battles Magnolia at 5:15 pm

What’s a classic Pinoy Christmas reunion like?

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Does yours involve karaoke and a lot of food?

IN PHOTOS: Starbucks PH's 2018 planner

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Plus a look at Starbucks' new Christmas drink, the Vanilla Nougat Latte!

Starbucks Planner 2018

Why does Christmas in the Philippines start in September?

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Experts weigh in on why among all other countries, Christmas is celebrated the longest in the Philippines

SM Supermalls launches Christmas countdown

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Special treats await shoppers during the hundred-day countdown. Check out the full list of promos, activities, and exhibits below

FULL TEXT: Huwag maging manhid sa mga pagpatay kahit Pasko – Villegas

Dec 25, 2016 - 7:38 AM

Mayroon tayong Pasko ngunit patuloy ang pagdanak ng dugo sa ating mga lansangan sabi ni CBCP president at Archbishop Socrates Villegas sa kanyang December 25 pastoral letter

NO TO KILLINGS. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas denounces the recent killings in the Philippines in a pastoral letter for Christmas Day. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

7 in 10 Filipinos expect a happy Christmas – SWS

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This year 73 of Filipinos expect a happy Yuletide season Also 75 say it is better to give than to receive this Christmas

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who are your 'bringers of Christmas?'

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Thanks to those who joined our conversation last December 5 Here s what you all had to say about the Pinoy Christmas season

Anticipating Christmas in a time of killing

Nov 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Life has become cheap If this is what Christmas is now about could it still be merry?

LOOK: This is the Santa Hat frappe, the new Starbucks Christmas 2016 drink

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Two kinds of whipped cream? Yes please Plus the toffee nut and peppermint mocha drinks are back

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Number of Filipinos expecting happy Christmas highest in 12 years – survey

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:28 PM

More Filipinos also believe that it is better to give than to receive according to a poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations in December

WATCH: Children of OFWs talk about Christmas without their parents

Dec 23, 2015 - 8:53 PM

The celebration is different for the children of overseas Filipino workers

These 7 places in PH shine bright and beautiful every Christmas

Dec 14, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Staying in the city or looking to travel this Christmas? Take a look at these magical destinations that shine bright during the holidays in the Philippines

CHRISTMAS IN PH. Where will you be this holiday season? Photo courtesy of Naga Smiles to the World Facebook page

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Losing sight of things more important on Christmas

Dec 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM

I want to be able to do what really matters this Christmas: Be able to reflect on what the reason for the season really is

IN PHOTOS: At Christmas, this PH city glows bright with stunning lights

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:46 PM

The beautiful Christmas display in Tangub City the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines is a holiday tradition inspired by one lonely Christmas 22 years ago

Christmas, parol makers, just around the corner

Nov 15, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Christmas is just around the corner in some Metro Manila streets where lantern vendors peddle their festive lanterns

MANANG JOSIE. Josefina Ang, 63, has been in the parol business for 12 years. Filipinos buy lanterns this time of the year, which have become a symbol of Christmas in the Philippines. All photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: A merry Filipino Christmas

Jan 06, 2013 - 7:55 AM

The Christmas season is the busiest and most lucrative holiday season in the Philippines

Elements of a Filipino Christmas

Nov 28, 2012 - 2:58 PM

You know you re celebrating a Pinoy Christmas if

LEADING US HOME. The 'parol' or Christmas lantern symbolizes the star that guided the Magi to the stables where the Christ was born. Image from the Fiberlan Christmas Lanterns Facebook page