10 Signs that an #AweSM Christmas is Here
No one celebrates the Christmas season better than Filipinos. In fact, it is actually the most celebrated holiday in the Philippines. As soon as the BER months are in, the first signs of the season start to appear.
To kick off the BER months, we’ve listed all the signs that indicate that an #AweSM Christmas is on its way!
1. DECORS ON DISPLAY
Twinkling and dancing lights, giant parols, tall Christmas trees, glittery ornaments and themed signages—these are sure to turn every corner into a winter wonderland, signaling the start the most wonderful time of the year!
2. CHRISTMAS SONGS EVERYWHERE
As the holiday approaches, so do the sweet merry tunes playing on the air, whether you’re inside or outside the mall. There’s no escaping the vocal stylings of Mariah Carey or the soothing voice of Jose Mari Chan singing your all-time favorite Yuletide songs.
3. CHRISTMAS BAZAARS
Pop-up stores, tiangges and bazaars begin to sprawl in your favorite malls. Wherever you go, you’ll be tempted to splurge on bags, clothes, accessories, and gift items at affordable prices.
4. SALE! SALE! SALE!
Aside from the festivities, the arrival of the much-awaited 13th month pay and year-end bonuses are also signs that the season of giving and ultimate shopping has come. For sure, your favorite stores will be launching hard-to-resist promos and back-to-back sales in time for the holiday rush.
5. REUNION GALORE Are you having a challenging time reserving a table in buffet restaurants? Well, reunions of all sorts may have already started. So ready your answers because your Lolo, Lola, Titas and Titos will surely ask a lot of questions!
6. DELICIOUS DELICACIES
A Filipino Christmas isn’t complete if there’s no pinoy na pinoy Yuletide delicacies such as bibingkinitan and puto pumbong. You can buy these in malls or on every street in the country. 7. PLANNER SEASON
For millennials and coffee lovers, the start of the planner season is a definite sign that an #AweSM Christmas is here. Every year, lots of people get excited about collecting stickers in exchange for limited-edition planners from their favorite coffee shops. It is also the time to enjoy exclusive holiday drinks. 8. “WINTER” FASHION
Since the Philippines is a tropical country, the BER months’ cold temperature is the closest thing we have to winter. During this time, cooler winds are expected, which is why it’s an opportunity to sport knitted sweaters, jackets and boots. It’s actually the only time when we can dress in layers without sweating so much.
9. EXTENDED MALL HOURS
You’ll know it’s Christmas season when malls extend their operating hours. By this time, everyone’s busy with their last-minute holiday shopping and annual barkada catch-ups. To accommodate all these events and ease the traffic flow outside the mall area, mall hours are usually extended to 10pm until midnight. 10. EVENTS AND PARTIES
An #AweSM Christmas is getting closer if you’re beginning to receive invitations to various parties and events – from Christmas parties with friends, coworkers, high school and college buddies, to reunions with your dad or mom’s side of the family. It’s like every night of the month is a Christmas Eve celebration.
Can you already feel the holiday spirit in the air?