Christmas for Kapamilya superstar Kathryn Bernardo is a lot different this year for a number of reasons. Apart from the challenges brought about by the pandemic, Kathryn said her Christmas won’t be the same because her family won’t be complete.
“For me my family is very simple. Usually, on Christmas, we just stay at home and have dinner. For me kasi, important ‘yung sama-sama kami buong family,” Kathryn said during a virtual press conference for Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale.
She added: “So this year it’s a bit different kasi usually umuuwi ‘yung sister ko from UK and then ‘yung brother ko umalis ngayon. So medyo iba ‘yung setup kasi ‘di kami magkakakasama physically.”
While her Christmas celebration is far from what she had imagined, Kathryn said it doesn’t mean she won’t celebrate Christmas – especially since she has a lot of things to be thankful for.
Kathryn added that unlike her previous Christmases, she will be staying at home with her family this year to celebrate the holidays.
“But hindi ‘yun reason not to celebrate Christmas. Ang dami pa rin naming dapat ipagpasalamat this year. It’s been difficult but then we are blessed because we are safe, ‘di ba? So, ‘yun, simple lang, dito lang kami sa bahay for Christmas but sa New Year, du’n kami aalis,” she said.
She added: “The difference lang siguro sa previous Christmas naming was ‘yung di magkakasama kami physically, nagta-travel. But this time hindi naman tayo pwede umalis, so better na lang to stay safe at home. Very simple lang.”
Meanwhile, Kathryn also shared her favorite Christmas memory.
“Ako siguro ‘yung favorite Christmas memory ko kahit noong bata pa ako, ‘di ba pagpatak ng 12, magno-Noche Buena kayo sa 24 tapos pagpatak ng 25, magbubuksanan na ng gifts. Tapos sobrang babaw ko kasi na tao so gustong-gusto ko na nagpe-prepare ako ng gifts tapos kung makaka-receive ako ng gifts, it doesn’t matter kung gaano ka-simple,” she said.
She went on: “Just the fact na may inoopen ka sa Christmas tree, ‘yun ‘yung nagpapa-feel ng Christmas feels for me. Tsaka siguro ‘yung may bata sa bahay tapos ikaw ‘yung nagpe-prepare ng ilalagay sa socks nila kung ano ‘yung naging wish nila kay Santa.”
Meanwhile, Lazada’s Grand Christmas Sale is happening from December 12 to December 14.