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The Story of Jose Mari Chan's 'Christmas in Our Hearts'

The origins of a Christmas classic.
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It’s not a Filipino Christmas without the staples: simbang gabi, bibingka, lanterns, and Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts. Since it first came out in 1990, it’s become the unofficial theme song of the season, and Chan himself a living symbol of the most wonderful time of the year.

Now, the legendary singer-songwriter lets us in on the story of how the biggest OPM Christmas song in history was written. We learn about the melody’s roots in another song, how two musical theater icons almost sang it with him, and just how meaningful the song is now, over 30 years since it was first released. 

OG Presents: Jose Mari Chan and Christmas in Our Hearts premieres Friday, September 3, at 8 p.m. only on the OG YouTube Channel. 

Subscribe to the channel here and watch more OG videos here. 

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