As a country that celebrates the Christmas season from the start of ber months, Filipinos have a lot of Christmas traditions. Among the most anticipated yearly tradition is the Christmas station IDs of major television networks.
You don’t even have to watch TV to watch the Station ID of your favorite local channel. As long as you have fiber home internet, you can watch their respective music video clips online.
In this article, we’ll discuss details of this year’s Christmas station IDs. From the stars present in the theme song to the songs people will be singing this season, we’ll talk all about this heartwarming Christmas tradition.
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When did Christmas station IDs start?
The first Christmas station ID dates back to 1974. During Martial Law, the major television networks in the country came up with their own themes. These networks include GMA 7, IBC 13, ABS-CBN 2, and ABC 5, which is now known as TV5.
Some networks came up with new ones every year. While others participated in selected years only. Amid the pandemic, major networks opted not to gather their biggest celebrities for safety reasons. To uplift people’s spirits, they’ve come up with modern videos that utilize technology to bring the stars together virtually.
Christmas Station ID: Inspiring the Nation
A lot of people anticipate these special videos every year. What these videos have in common is that they’re emotional and enduring. They give people hope and remind them of what matters most. They always tend to tug on people’s heartstrings and signal that indeed, it’s the season of Christmas.
Plus, Christmas stations IDs are a rare occurrence when some of the biggest talents of these networks come together. Every year, people try to spot when their favorite actor or singer would pop up in the video.
Among the major networks in the country, the most anticipated ones are from ABS-CBN and GMA, and for good reason. Here are some of the most iconic Christmas ID videos from these networks to date:
ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2009: Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko
You probably heard of this before, and you might even know the lyrics by heart. One of the most memorable Christmas Station IDs ever is ‘Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko’ 2009.
This special song not only invites people to thank the true reason for the season. This song was released in the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy, which devastated the country in October of that year. The video was specially made to spark joy and optimism, which was hard to find considering how much people lost that year.
All of these factors make Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko 2009 so special. To this day, Star ng Pasko ignites hope and positivity in people.
ABS-CBN Station ID 2013: Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento Ng Pasko
To mark its 60th year in Philippine television, ABS-CBN took its annual Christmas ID to the next level. Through this video, the station reached out to their viewers within the country and overseas. Seven unforgettable stories were interwoven for this special tribute.
Each celebrity present in the video focused on their personal advocacies like women’s health, helping the elderly, or supporting war veterans. Famous crooners from the Kapamilya network, such as Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga lent their voices for this particular project. Needless to say, The Voice fans were thrilled to see them work together.
ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2014: Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo
Inspired by the colloquial Christmas jingle, ‘Thank you Ang Babait Ninyo,’ this video puts a special twist on the caroler classic. The Kapamilya network added some depth to the song with its heartwarming video.
Plus, the song was performed by The Voice Kids Season 1 Top 4 finalists Lyca Gairanod, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo, and Darlene Vibares. The video itself focused on everyday Filipino. The celebrities in the video added to the drama of the project by expressing their gratitude towards special people in their lives. They also paid tribute to all those who willingly serve other people.
ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2015: Thank you for the Love
Kapamilya stars once again thanked Filipinos who inspired them in this special video. This was a hit among the Filipino people as it featured some of the hottest love teams in the country. These include James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
The song in itself highlights how Filipinos always remain genuine and that they never fail to give back to others. This timeless message proves how Filipinos are natural givers at heart, which is why Christmas time is so special for the nation.
ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2016: Isang Pamilya Tayo Ngayong Pasko
What made this particular ABS-CBN Christmas station so unique is that colorful medallions were given some of the network’s biggest stars to people that inspired them. It also highlighted groups that continue to help others despite the adversities they encounter in life.
These special Christmas station ID featured Voice Philippines coaches Bamboo, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, and Sharon Cuneta, and kids edition winners Joshua Oliveros, Lyca Gairanod, Elha Nympha, and Antonette Tismo. The song reminds us that as long as we have God in our lives, our hopes and ambitions live on.
ABS-CBN Station ID 2017: Just Love Ngayong Christmas
In this particular year, a dreamy lyre set the tone for the heartwarming video. The message highlighted in Just Love Ngayong Christmas was how love and compassion can resolve conflict. This timeless Christmas station ID zeroed in on the fact that sometimes, love is all you need.
Various Kapamilya stars lent their singing voices to make this particular song so special. Talents and artists from ABS-CBN’s News and Entertainment programs and subsidiaries can also be seen writing notes to cheer up and console the people in Marawi city. They were also seen doing their own acts of charity.
ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2019: Family is Forever
The year before the pandemic hit was extra special, as it was the last time people got to see their favorite stars altogether in the annual ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID. The song was sung by The Voice coaches Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac, and Lea Salonga. They were also joined by The Voice contestants, Vanjoss Bayaban, Carmelle Collado, Cyd Pangca, Angel Andal, Rhadni Tiplan, Alexa Salcedo, and Gaea Salipot.
This particular ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID exudes a mix of profound messages of generosity and forever love of family. It also united Filipinos from different walks of life, which added to the heartwarming factor of the video.
GMA Christmas Station ID 2013: Sundan Natin Ang Bituin Pabalik sa Kanyang Piling
The theme for this particular year was to remind everyone to go back to the true meaning of the Yuletide season. It was a reminder for Filipinos to go back to their Christian roots, and highlight Jesus Christ amidst all the celebrations.
The video featured GMA’s Entertainment and News and Public Affairs personalities. It revisited the night of the Nativity with the Kapuso stars paying homage to the Child Jesus. It was the station’s way of reminding people of what truly mattered during the Christmas season.
GMA Christmas Station ID 2015: MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko
As a quirky twist, the Kapuso network had a special pun in its Christmas ID for this particular year. Performed by Alden Richards, its lyrics were written by Brian James S. Camaya and the song was mixed by Jeremiah Manuel and Weena De Leon.
This was released during the height of the AlDub love tandem. They were rumored to be sweethearts in real life as well. This is what made this year extra special for their fans all over the world.
GMA Station ID 2018: Ipadama Ang Puso ng Pasko
What makes this edition of the Kapuso network’s station ID so special is that it highlighted different non-profit organizations which help improve the lives of Filipinos. Plus, some of the network’s biggest stars, such as Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Maine Mendoza, and Alden Richards participated in the video.
This station ID was so popular it became the top trending video on YouTube at the time it was launched. Plus, it showcased different parts of the Philippines, as opposed to just its main studio in Quezon City. The fact it showed the world the beauty of the country made it all the more special.
GMA Station ID 2020: Isang Puso Ngayong Pasko
For this year’s edition, GMA put the spotlight on its biggest talents. These include Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Alden Richards, Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Barbie Forteza. People applauded how the video utilized real-life couples to step up the kilig factor.
The station also let its strongest vocal talents, such as Julie Anne San Jose, Gabbi Garcia, Golden Canedo, Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia, Christian Bautista, and Mark Bautista lead the song. People commended on how catchy the song was, and how it highlighted how people should stay united even while social distancing.
This year’s ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID: Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa
The Kapamilya network recently launched its Christmas station ID. In lieu of gathering artists and staff together, they opted to create a lyric video instead. This year’s video gathered some of the Kapamilya network’s veteran and up-and-coming singers and love teams.
Some of the talents that sang for the Christmas Station ID include Sarah Geronimo, —Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Sharon Cuneta. To add some kilig factor to video, popular love teams such as Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin (SethDrea), Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan (DonBelle), and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel). joined the project.
The lyrics of “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa” were written by Love Rose De Leon, Robert Labayen, and Thyro Alfaro. The music was composed by Xeric Tan.
Love Together, Hope Together: GMA Network’s Christmas Station ID for 2021
The Kapuso network also produced a lyric video for 2021. This special video saw some of its biggest stars singing along to the song “Love Together, Hope Together.”
Some of the crooners included in the station ID were Julie Anne San Jose, Rita Daniela, Christian Bautista, Maricris Garcia, Aicelle Santos, Anthony Rosaldo, Mark Bautista, Hannah Precillas, Jeremiah Tiangci, Jessica Villarubin, XOXO, Thea Astley, Garett Bolden, Arra San Agustin, Faith Da Silva and Lani Misalucha.
The description of the video said, “Sa dami ng pagsubok na dumating, lahat ito’y ating nalagpasan sapagkat sama-sama natin itong pinagdaanan. Sa dami ng pagsubok na dumating, lahat ito’y ating nalagpasan sapagkat sama-sama natin itong pinagdaanan.”
Sparking Hope Every Year
Whether or not you’re a fan of GMA or ABS-CBN’s station IDs, you can’t deny how these station IDs make people feel good. Plus, it’s always fun to spot your favorite artists such as Toni Gonzaga, Vice Ganda, Piolo Pascual or even Gary Valenciano in the video.
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