Dreadful traffic and long lines everywhere, usual indicators of the start of the holiday season, are now essentially day-to-day experiences for us Filipinos.
Still, if there is one true sign that Christmas is coming, it would be holiday TV station IDs. These seasonal videos basically round up a channel's talent pool for a grand show of unity (and at times, some bouts of awkward dancing) for the holidays.
Which love team shone the brightest? Whose host of FHM girls turned more heads (and which had more potential future Cover Girls)? Which actor still didn't know how to act even in a freakin' holiday TV ad? Where the hell is TV5's?
Plus, aside from just featuring the two Christmas IDs, we also listed down what we thought were the highlights (and lowlights) of each. We'll let you figure out which is which...
ABS-CBN CHRISTMAS STATION ID 2015: "THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE"
1. That news and public affairs segue to a singing KathNiel, LizQuen, and JaDine
2. Hands-down commendable immersion
3. Maja Salvador being able to grocery shop without being mobbed
4. Jericho Rosales and the "Garden Taxi" driver
5. Roving Noche Buena Table
6. Airdrop of supplies to Ayungin Shoal
7. Piolo Pascual suddenly reemerging before the video ends
9. Big boss Charo Santos' fitting, ala-MMK closing spiel
10. Its length
GMA CHRISTMAS STATION ID 2015: #MAGMAHALANTAYONGAYONGPASKO
1. AlDub, of course
2. Husband-and-wife Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera smooching in front of a kid
3. Eat Bulaga!'s Dabarkads' lechon bit, starring Ruby Rodriguez
4. Solenn Heussaff's armpits
5. Willie Revillame's "Bigyan ng jacket!" reference
6. That unsuspecting look on Baeby Baste's face
7. Kalye's Angels!
8. Disorganized dancing
9. The 3:11 mark
10. Before we forget, the doll exchange, which was the whole point of the video
So, who did it better, FHM Nation?