There are a few telltale things that tell us that Christmas is just around the corner. Colorful lights, the abundance of retail sales, the panicked buzz of shoppers that buy into it, and of course, the release of ABS-CBN’s annual Christmas Station ID.
Imagine the confusion if the network decides not to make one someday. It’s because these station IDs have become a part of our tradition and we just can’t think of our holidays without seeing our favorite Kapamilya stars reminding us through a catchy song what the season’s all about.
And yes, the moment we’ve been all waiting for finally arrived! This year’s theme is “Just Love Ngayong Christmas” and it’s all about setting our differences and troubles aside in the spirit of Christmas.
The video, which premiered tonight, November 13, after "TV Patrol," features around 100 Kapamilya stars and it’s a good nine minutes of nothing but pure good vibes that we think the entire world desperately needs.
Vice Ganda, Sharon Cuneta, Judy Ann Santos, Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, and Coco Martin are only some of the big celebs you’ll see in it, and you guessed it, “Just Love Ngayong Christmas” wouldn’t be complete without the most-wanted love teams of this generation like Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, Nadine Lustre and James Reid, plus Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador, and McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, among others.
On ABS-CBN Entertainment’s official YouTube page, the station ID came with this touching message that sums up its message:
“Love is the force that connects families across the world. Filipinos are known for being a loving people. We solve conflicts with compassion, respect our differences, heal pain with kindness, comfort each other during difficult times and possess a strong grip on our faith.
"This Christmas, we celebrate these admirable Filipino traits. By gathering images and videos that went viral online, we focus the spotlight on individuals and organizations with inspiring stories.
"#JustLove, ABS-CBN’s new theme, is the hymn of our collective voices, stories, and dreams for our family and our country.”