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You Are In A Pinoy Christmas Get-together If...

5. CHEESE EVERYWHERE

Sprinkled on spaghetti, rolled up like spring rolls, even mixed in caldereta and buko salad! They even have the big-ass block of Kraft Eden cheese out on the table, all ready for snacking, grating and sprinkling!

Pinoys looooove their cheese, and no party would be complete without it. Filipinos believe that cheese has the power to upgrade any dish it is added to. They put liberal amounts of it on pretty much everything. Even when picture-taking, before the flash goes off, someone yells "Say Cheese" and that would make everyone grin from ear to ear

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2. WIDE COMMERCIALIZATION & GIFT-GIVING

For Sapitula and Cornelio, the two dimensions are intertwined.  

3. ITS A SEASON THAT ALLOWS FILIPINOS TO SEE THE GOOD THINGS

Filipinos are a tight-knit bunch. They use any occasion as an excuse to get together and celebrate. The biggest, most important celebration of the year is of course Christmas. It’s such a big deal that preparations begin several weeks, if not months, prior. 

“I think more Filipinos are getting richer, so they are expecting a happier Christmas…Purchasing power does not technically kill cultural expectations – it stays there, and I think part of the reason why people are looking forward to it is they have the means to fully abide by cultural expec...

- the traditions and the religious practices that mark the season are also what gives Filipinos a sense of ownership of Christmas (Sapitula)

1. FESTIVALS, FAMILIES, TRADITIONS

The holiday season is widely celebrated in the Philippines.

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Its interesting and this should serve as a reminder to not be swayed by consumerism

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