By Elijah Celemen
Chalk Campus Correspondent
Christmas is just around the corner which means that holiday-themed songs are playing literally everywhere you go. If you're tired of hearing "All I Want For Christmas" or "Jingle Bells," we've got the perfect tracks to freshen up your playlist. For modern tunes with a punch of local flavor, here are six homegrown acts that will boost your holiday mood!
1. "Bibingka" by Ben & Ben
This track from folk band Ben&Ben brings the pure nostalgic feels of a Filipino Christmas. This simbang gabi-themed love song is sure to keep you warm and cozy (and craving for bibingka!) in just one listen!
2. "Hark the Herald" by Gab & John x The Ransome Collective
A collaboration between Gab Alipe & John Donoy of Urbandub and folk act The Ransome Collective, this classic Christmas tune never sounded fresher in our ears! It almost feels like a whole new song!
3. "Parol" by Silent Sanctuary
Recorded in 2007, this track will never get old. If you're expecting a cold and loveless Christmas, then this song can surely keep you company. Here's to all the singles out there!
4. "No Snow" by Resse Lansangan
Just imagining Reese Lansangan singing a Christmas tune is already giving us all the cutesy feels! This track is so nostalgic, bringing us back to pur childhood when we believed that Santa was real!
5. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Ebe Dancel
There's really nothing like being serenaded by the legendary Ebe Dancel! His beautiful rendition of this classic track just warmed our hearts! Now, we don't mind spending Christmas on our own!
6. "Ngayong Pasko" by Gio Levy
With its catchy tune and hopeful lyrics, this song will surely keep you excited for the holidays! If you're waiting for that fresh start with your special someone, then this song will make you feel like your Christmas wish just might be granted!
Music will always be a part of the Pinoy Christmas, so playing homegrown tracks will surely keep your festive vibe going! Do you any more recommendations? Share them in the comments below!
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Music and Album cover from Spotify