How Jose Mari Chan Wrote a Second Holiday Classic, 'A Perfect Christmas'

The story behind the romantic holiday song.

Jose Mari Chan endeared himself to generations of Filipinos with the contemporary Christmas classic Christmas in Our Hearts.” It’s a song that reminds people about the origins of the season: celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. But when Chan’s record producer asked him to write another track for his seminal Christmas album in 1990—this time a secular song that is more radio-friendly—the singer-songwriter got to work. 

“A Perfect Christmas” is the result of that request: romantic holiday tune that Chan said took him only two days to write. In the OG channel’s latest video, Chan discusses the process that led to him writing a second holiday classic, what he thinks about people calling him the “king” of Christmas carols, and what his idea is of a truly perfect Christmas. 

Watch OG Presents: Jose Mari Chan and A Perfect Christmas only on the OG YouTube Channel. 

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