ABS-CBN never failed to impress viewers with heartwarming Christmas Station IDs through the years.
The best part of which is witnessing their favorite Kapamilya artists sing to the special song written for it. Among those highly anticipated appearances each year is that of Kathyrn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla together, considering that their love team has remained strong in the past seven years.
Their phenomenal chemistry was first noticed in Growing Up in 2011, and they were subsequently launched as a love team in their first teleserye, Princess & I in 2012. Since then, KathNiel became one of the most anticipated tandems not only on teleseryes and movies, but also in the ABS-CBN Christmas Station IDs.
It was in 2012’s “Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko” where they first appeared as a loveteam on a Kapamilya Christmas station ID and shared the frame with their Princess & I co-stars Enrique Gil and Khalil Ramos. Daniel was also one of the voices of that year’s Yuletide hymn.
In 2013, their performance in the Grand Kapamilya Weekend staged that year was used in the Christmas station ID, “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko.”
KathNiel appeared once more and thrilled their fans in the “Thank You ang Babait Ninyo” campaign as they enthusiastically expressed their appreciation to one another by writing short yet sweet messages on the “Thank You” cards handed to them.
In 2015, the Valentine’s season seemingly coincided with the Christmas holidays as they took part in singing of “Thank You for the Love” alongside fellow top Kapamilya loveteams LizQuen and JaDine.
Their stint in “Iisang Pamilya Tayo Ngayong Pasko” in 2016 could be the most moving of all because they were able to entertain and inspire kids from the Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. During that heartfelt encounter, Kathryn urged them to brush off their insecurities and keep in mind that the most important is what’s in their hearts. Daniel also motivated them by saying how much he admires their fighting spirit as they bravely face their battles against their illnesses at very young ages.
Last year, KathNiel expressed how they show their love to others through a clip of their show La Luna Sangre’s bloodletting activity in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross, which was included in the “Just Love Ngayong Christmas” Station ID. They were also spotted scribbling their words of encouragement and praises to the residents and soldiers based in the war-stricken Marawi in letters they dropped in special #JustLove mailboxes.
And this year, they were once again tapped to take part in singing of the Station ID song “Family is Love” alongside loveteams LizQuen, JaDine, and JoshLia, and other top-caliber singers of the network.
Over the years, Kathryn and Daniel have not only been a mere on-screen pair and lovely real-life lovers that thrill us, but an influential tandem whose strong bond and unwavering passion to their craft and devotion to their family, friends, and followers reflect in their appearances in the ABS-CBN Station IDs through the years.