[Requested by MJH]
IT’S EXACTLY 100 days before Christmas and by tonight, every newscaster will notify them how many days are left at the end of each program. They have not yet released their Christmas IDs until by November but surely, Christmas is closer.
Jose Mari Chan, our very Mr. Pinoy Christmas, has been busy guesting in every media outlet possible since September 1st, despite his advanced age at 76 years old. Although his popular holiday album “Christmas in Our Hearts” was released 31 years ago, it has become a melodic trademark associated with the four-month-long festive season.
The lyrics of the titular hit single are definitely not secular — that role goes to “A Perfect Christmas” — but religious.
Oh boy, there goes that ear-worming lines. Even if you remove the music, you’d still sing along as you read its lyrics.
What role did this song’s lyrics play in today’s traditional media landscape?(more…)