Disney's newest Christmas Advert feat. the Filipinos Tradition of Christmas, and gives us so many feels


Prepare some extra facial tissues...and huge your Grandma!

Only 7-weeks to wait and Christmas is finally here!
And for us who loves the Christmas season, there is no excuse to celebrate it with family (or friends!) even in times of pandemic.

And if you have a Filipino friend, I'm pretty sure that your friends have been proudly sharing their many Filipino Christmas traditions and memories of their childhood, and I bet you that they've been inviting you for so many years to experience this tradition.

This time, Disney is inviting us worldwide to experience the unique and genuine Filipino tradition, through their latest 2020 Christmas Advert.

As a Filipino (myself) and grew up in a very traditional family, this latest advert gives us so many feels.
While times change, and people grow our love for our family still stays and never fades.

Disney presented the Filipino tradition on-point, in this 3-minute Christmas advert which gives us so many feels, and here's the lowdown.

1. Filipinos have a tradition of bringing "homecoming gifts" for their children. These are items you brought from your trips (usually overseas) and what makes a good gift is a Mickey Mouse doll!

2. Disney also shows the Filipino's way of greeting elders by reaching the elder's hand and putting on your forehead, while simultaneously saying "Mano po." - 0:17

3. Filipino kids who grew up in a traditional family, always seek the parent's permission in receiving gifts from others. - 0:22

Disney's newest Christmas Advert feat. the Filipinos Tradition of Christmas

4. Filipino families who migrated overseas for many years, and many of them just like Lola loves to care for their grandchildren.

5. Filipinos have a tradition of giving heirloom gifts to someone they dearly love. When a Filipino grandma gives you her favorite toy, that means she loves you so much! Don't waste it! - 0:42

6. Filipinos have a signature Christmas star lantern design, and every year Filipino families do this craft and passed it on from generation to generation. - 0:46

Disney's newest Christmas Advert feat. the Filipinos Tradition of Christmas


7. Filipino Grandmas are the best! They love to care for their grandchildren why their parents are away.  - 0:58

8. That is why no matter how much we grew up and gained new hobbies in life, never ignore your loving Grandma just because she is old, and not cool in your eyes anymore. - 1:32

Disney's newest Christmas Advert feat. the Filipinos Tradition of Christmas

9.  Christmas brings back memories, and this dear Grandma treasures her beautiful Christmas memories of her childhood back in the Philippines.

10. Time is the greatest gift. Spend time with your family, build many awesome memories while it lasts. Because memories with your family, make you feel at home.




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  1. I really like when Disney with its beautiful work manages to touch the chords of other cultures too!

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    1. That is true! This advert gives us Filipinos (abroad) in tears!

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  2. I love this! I love seeing the representation fo different cultural perspectives, and it's amazing that Disney is finally embracing this.

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    1. I was so happy for this a great Christmas gift! Now I wish that Disney will create more cultural adverts like this from all over the world!

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  3. Wow I love the traditions you have for Christmas. Its warmly and caring. Thats how festivals bring us together and closer to each other.

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    1. Thanks dear! Filipinos always want to be with family during Christmas!

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  4. I loved this! I love learning about different cultures.

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  5. I love this. Disney is the best. I will have to be sure and watch the advert.

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  6. I will be checking these shows out. They sound so sweet and awesome

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  7. Awww I found this to be so sweet, touching and educational. I really, really enjoyed reading and learing about Filipino traditions at Christmas.

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  8. I love Disney and Christmas tradition i Philippine is classic. I would love to check this Disney advert. this is so lovely.

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  9. I can't wait to watch this with my kids!!! Looks beautiful!

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    1. Yeah, now I wish that this is the beginning of the new animation movie.

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  10. Super cute ads! I love it. It's funny because I actually rarely see any ads

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  11. Nnniiicceeee...I live for ads like these! Mindful and yet catchy. Kudos, Disney!

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    1. Yes! Makes me want to grab vintage Mickey Mouse doll soon!

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  12. I really like everything that has to do with Disney because everything they touch become a success and there is always a story behind. Thanks for sharing. - Amalia

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    1. That is true! Disney always released very thoughtful content. No wonder they are still here and will last for longer!

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  13. Awww!! This is so special and I am so glad that Disney decided to share a different cultural lesson from across the world.

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  14. I actually almost cried when I watched this the other day - such a beautiful Christmas advert!

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  15. Wow! These Disney and Filipino Christmas traditions are really awesome.
    I would love to visit Phillipines on Christmas ��

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    1. Look for a Filipino friend, coz having them feels like Christmas already!

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  16. I loved this! It's such a wonderful and inclusive idea. Well done Disney!

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    1. Fingers-crossed for a full animation movie, like COCO!

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  17. Number 10 is my favorite. "Spend time with your family"... Unfortunately I'm not sure that will be possible this year.

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    1. Aww thanks dear! NO worries, as long as we have internet, we can always connect with family!

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  18. This is amazing: Inspiring, entertaining, yet educational. Can it get any better?!

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    1. It will get better if they will produce a full animation movie about Lola!

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  19. That's sweet and love how they pick inspirations from different culture. It think t's another success and appreciate the writers and creators of this. - Knycx Journeying

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  20. Yeah!! I am Disney fan too, really enjoyed my read here as christmas is the my favourite festive in a year & I learnt so much about Christmas with Filipino traditions from your sharing too :D cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Awesome! Have you put up your Christmas tree already?

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  21. I have heard about this ad in the past few days but I didn't get a chance to watch it yet. It is so heartwarming and many people talk about all the emotions in it.

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  22. I better have this bookmark so I wont forget. Taking from you as a good recommendation.

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  23. This is why I love Disney. And I would not exchange Pinoy Christmas for anything else in this world.

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    1. Same here! I tried celebrating the Aussie way, and wow it is so depressing, lol. I love our Pinoy Christmas version!

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  24. That was so sweet! It's great that Disney is showing other cultures to children and families.

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    1. Makes us feel better for us Filipinos who can't be with our families in the Philippines. I miss them!

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  25. I didn't know they made this. I am definitely going to check it out. Looks like such a cute movie.

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    1. It is only an advert, not a full movie, but we wish that soon a full movie is possible!

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  26. I am originally from Philippines and it's been many years that I haven't celebrated Christmas with my family in the Philippines. This takes me back.

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    1. We we grow and have our own families, we create our own traditions but nothings compares to the old-school Filipino tradition. Let's bring it back!

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  27. This was so beautiful and heartwarming, I love seeing disney showcasing different culture and ethinicity

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  28. WOW, I love all the traditions you have for Christmas. They are so caring.

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    1. Yes, and now I am missing Christmas in the Philippines!

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  29. This was simply beautiful! I definitely felt the feels as you say.

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  30. we are very traditional in terms of celebrating christmass,,,most families start to put christmass decors with the start of september onwards.spending it with the whole family is my favorite part..siblings who lives far away will likely to spend it complete with their parents...and for us its not about the gift,,just to be with each other is already enough

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    1. That is true! Have you put up your Christmas tree?!

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  31. I really like Philipinos because of their culture... And this advert by dubey is love..❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks dear! Next celebration, I want to see Disney featuring other cultures and traditions too!

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  32. Dang it...I was not ready this morning for this video!! How amazing! I love the whole story of the little girl in 1940 receiving her first Mickey Mouse doll and then passing it down to her grand daughter. But I LOVE the whole making of the paper star lantern tradition! I had not ever heard of it before but I LOVE IT. I hope you dont mind this Cuban boy borrowing this tradition and creating this experience with his new wife!

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    1. Aww our traditions are not applicable to be trademark, that's why we are happy that others also follow our traditions, and create your own sets of family traditions. Making a lantern is actually quite tricky. The frame is made of bamboo strips, and meticulously tried them using strings. Making this lantern together symbolizes unity in the family, and traditionally we made a lantern frame that would last for years and then save the frame for the next Christmas.

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  33. I love this, I will share this post with my girls which I am sure will also love it.

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