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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 ...
The origins of a Christmas classic.
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 ...
"Christmas in Our Hearts" has been ringing in the yuletide season for the last 30 years.
It’s the first week of September and already we can’t get enough of Jose Mari Chan.Thirty years after the singer-songwriter released the song “Christmas In Our Hearts,” it’s remained the blockbuster staple that kicks off the Philippine yuletide season every September, likely ...
71, singer-songwriter, businessman, and face of Christmas
My maternal grandmother, who is from Cebu, loved music and was an avid record collector. Music flowed in the house most of the day—either from the radio box or our home phonograph. My mom also played the piano. So from early childhood, ...
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