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Filipino Values, Parol, and Other Details You May Have Missed From Disney's 2020 Christmas Ad

Mickey's hat tip to Filipinos.
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Before the virus, Philippine malls blared Chirstmas carols as early as August, and by the time September rolled in, bauble-studded trees were up. Though COVID-19 will inevitably change the world's longest Christmas celebration, the folks over at Disney U.K. paid homage to Filipino traditions in a heartwarming holiday advert.

The short opens with palm trees lining the shore, and as the camera pans down, countless parols hang across the sky, illuminating a 1940s scene filled with karitelas and old houses. A young girl receives a Mickey Mouse doll that stands the test of time, as she carries this with her to foreign lands until 2005.

A moving song entitled "Love Is A Compass" sung by U.K. artist Griff soars throughout the video, which shows how the holiday tradition of parol-making finds its way to the present thousand of miles away from home, and lives on through our loved ones.

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Check out Disney's Pinoy-inspired holiday advert below.

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