Filipino Christmas stories - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino Christmas stories


Here’s how the stars celebrated Christmas 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Local celebrities get in on the holiday cheer

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Carlo Aquino joins Angelica Panganiban and her family for Christmas. Screenshot from

Crystal Brosas' Christmas wish isn't for herself – it's for her mom K

Dec 25, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The rising singer talks Christmas traditions and more

Lola Saturnina’s holiday reunion survival guide

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark, save, screenshot – we got you covered, bes

Last-minute gift guide: Watsons, the bottomless pit of beauty goods

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:01 PM

An unapologetic Watsons 'tambay' breaks down what you should cop from the ubiquitous drug store

(SELF) GIFT PARADISE. All the beauty products you needed – and didn't know you needed, all in one roof. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Why Christmas is sentimental for Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018 Aya Fernandez

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We catch up with the beauty queen to talk Christmas traditions and why family matters

Last-minute gift guide: Convenience store Christmas shopping

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

We trawled the shelves of Ministop, 7-Eleven, and FamilyMart to find the perfect clutch time stocking stuffers

STOCKING STUFFERS. Convenience stores are surprisingly great for doing Christmas shopping. Photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Last-minute gift guide: Asian variety store edition

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The gifting possibilities are always endless in every Miniso store

LIST: Unlikely and underrated Christmas movies

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Looking for alternatives to your usual holiday viewing?

CHRISTMAS MOVIE. 'Iron Man 3' is one of the unlikelier choices for holiday viewing. Screenshot from

LIST: Fast and easy holiday treats for the frazzled party-goer

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:30 AM

These ready-for-pickup Christmas-themed goodies will liven up any party

The Christmas toy guide for kids (and kids-at-heart)

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:29 PM

We take the guesswork out of your last-minute gift shopping

Millie Bobby Brown sends special Christmas greetings to Pinay fan

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The 'Stranger Things' star first met a 7-year-old Sophie at AsiaPOP Comicon in 2016

ELEVEN. Millie Bobby Brown surprises a Filipina fan with a Christmas greeting. Screenshot from

A Very Frankie's Christmas: The holiday rush, work-life balance

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The men behind the buffalo wings sensation, Frankie's owners Ed, Kevin, and Bin share what it's like balancing work and life, especially during the holidays

Voltaire Tayag's Christmas extravaganza: Carnivals at home and always giving back

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:30 AM

For the 'People's Queen' host and pageant trainer, Christmas is always about giving back

PLAYLIST: 21 holiday songs for different moods

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Have yourself a merry, moody, crazy – whatever mood it is you have – little Christmas with these songs

LIST: 2018 hotel buffets, special holiday meals

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

What diet? Check out what hotels around the country have to offer during the 2018 holiday season.

LIST: Metro Manila bazaars for your 2018 Christmas shopping needs

Dec 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Last-minute Christmas shoppers, these bazaars have got you covered!

Berna Romulo Puyat’s Christmas: Family time, Kris Kringle secrets

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tourism Secretary Berna Puyat shares with us her holiday plans, family traditions, and her ultimate Christmas wish for the country

9 Christmas gifts ideas for the dog lovers (and dogs) in your life

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because all dogs end up on Santa’s Nice List

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The Pinoy vegan’s essential guide to surviving the holidays

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Going vegan for the holidays? Yes, it can be done

PLANT-BASED NOCHE BUENA. The holidays are extra-challenging for Pinoy vegans. Photo from Shutterstock

Aryanna Epperson's Christmas: Santa's Stakeout, ugly Christmas sweaters

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The rising beauty vlogger star let us in behind-the-scenes of her Instagram life, sharing the family traditions and family values close to her heart

This local, eco-friendly market is perfect for your Christmas shopping

Nov 25, 2018 - 7:00 AM

From shampoo bars and upcycled bags and clothes to cookies baked with love by Yolanda survivors and handicrafts by local artists, the Old Manila Eco Market in Intramuros

INTRAMUROS MARKET. Old Manila Eco Market is a weekend market in front of Manila Cathedral running up to the end of the year. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

IN PHOTOS: Christmas on Display returns to the Araneta Center

Nov 24, 2018 - 2:38 PM

After 16 years, the display is back in the Araneta Center

7 self-care gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas

Nov 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Give a gift that says 'take care cause I care'

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Entertaining on a budget: Organizing a stress-free Christmas party

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Here's how to throw the perfect holiday party – without losing all your hair in the process

NO SWEAT. Panicking over those holiday parties? Keep calm and read on. Photo by Carol RH Malasig

LIST: Must-see Christmas sights and sounds in Metro Manila

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Check out these photo op-worthy Christmas attractions around the city, including the Disney-themed Ayala Festival of Lights