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Jose Mari Chan reveals why he loves the Christmas season: ‘That’s the best for me’

OPM singer Jose Mari Chan shares advice on how to be a thoughtful gift giver this coming holiday season.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/04/2021 04:56 PM
Jose Mari Chan reveals why he loves the Christmas season: ‘That’s the best for me’

As the singer currently with the bestselling album in the Philippines since the ‘90s, Jose Mari Chan is an undisputed icon in local music industry with his two albums Christmas in Our Hearts and Constant Change occupying the top two slots of the bestseller list. The 76-year-old crooner has continued to enjoy continued success and even reached meme status every time the yuletide season comes around. Jose Mari said he partly owes this surge in popularity to his being an endorser of a popular online shopping platform.

“Four wonderful years, that’s my way of describing the four years that I’ve been a Shopee ambassador. I feel blessed that number one, my songs are now associated with this most joyful season of the year. But I feel especially blessed being part of the Shopee family. The members of my family, we’re all members of Shopee,” he shared during the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale media event held last November 3. 

READ: Jose Mari Chan shares Christmas wish: ‘A change of heart among congressmen who denied ABS-CBN a franchise’​ 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Never without a smile on his face, the “Christmas in Our Hearts” singer shared with the members of the press why he loves to smile and why he loves Christmas.

“Your smile is the best attire wherever you go, put that smile and spread the joy by putting a smile on your faces. That is my best advice. Apart from the glittering lights around me  and the beautiful music and the joyful prayer time, Christmas to me is a time for reflection. Reflection on the months that have just passed, the year that has just passed. That’s the best for me. Time for reconciliation with those that we have hurt, time for strengthening our family ties. And I always remember that the spirit of Christmas is giving and sharing. And I’m very happy that Shopee has made it meaningful for all of us,” he explained. 

READ:Jose Mari Chan reacts to Christmas memes about him: ‘I feel complimented’

During the event, Jose Mari also shared advice on how to be a more thoughtful gift giver this coming holiday season.

“I told my children and grandchildren this, make a mental list of people and friends that you care about. Make a list and then think about or reflect on the things that they like individually. And really I tell them that Shopee is really the perfect place to do your shopping and gift choosing with a wide selection. How convenient it is especially at this time of pandemic. So perfect time to shop,” he explained. 

READ: Jose Mari Chan reacts to Christmas memes about him: ‘I feel complimented’

If last year, his wish was for a change of heart among congressmen who denied ABS-CBN a franchise, Jose Mari said he has an even bigger wish for next month.

“Well my Christmas wish is for this pandemic to end. And it’s my wish that all our countrymen can be protected health-wise from this virus. And then also my wish is for each one of us to reflect on our priorities in life. To be closer to our families and to have a grateful heart for all the blessings that we have received in our life and then to be a cheerful giver. And then that’s where Shopee comes in, to be generous and kind, benevolent to our family and friends and make Shopee heart of our gift-giving choices,” he added.

The 11.11 Big Christmas Sale is ongoing and culminates with a big finale on November 11. For more information about the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale