DJ Jhai Ho takes us to the behind-the-scene happenings during ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2021

In the past two years that we’ve been watching the ABS-CBN Entertainment online show Hotspot, we’ve been accustomed to seeing host DJ Jhai Ho interview our favorite Kapamilya stars and other celebrities virtually. 

But in this episode, he had the chance to go out and mingle with them in the flesh as he gave us exclusive access to the behind-the-scene happenings at the ABS-CBN “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa” Christmas Special 2021 that was held just recently. Apart from the usual kumustahan, he roamed to ask some of them questions with regards to the number of times they had appeared in ABS-CBN Christmas Specials over the years and their most unforgettable stint in the annual event, as well as their plans for the holidays, their Christmas wishes and favorite noche buena food, how they usually celebrate Christmas, and what their fans should look forward to for them in the coming year.  

LOOK: Behind-the-scenes photos of biggest Kapamilya stars during ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2021

The first one he was able to spot was Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 ex-housemate Shanaia Gomez, who was then having her hair done for her first-ever Christmas Special appearance.

He then had the chance to chat with ASAP Natin ‘To regular performers Janine Berdin, Sheena Belarmino, Angela Ken, Edward Barber, and iDolls members Enzo Almario, Lucas Garcia, and Matty Juniosa, as well as with The Broken Marriage Vow actress Jane Oineza.

He’s Into Her stars Kaori Oinuma and Vivoree Esclito imparted how they felt about their Christmas Special appearance this year and their most memorable stint in the event. Kaori also disclosed her most favorite noche buena food and plan this coming Christmas, which includes watching her first-ever movie “Love At First Stream.” On the other hand, Vivoree shared how their family usually celebrates the holidays and the things that her fans should look forward to in 2022, such as her Click, Like, Share gig, He’s Into Her Season 2, and an album.

Meanwhile, Barbie Imperial confessed that this year’s Christmas special is the most unforgettable for her since she got to dance and that spaghetti is her most fave noche buena food. 

Next was Marlo Mortel, who was attending his fifth (or more) ABS-CBN Christmas Special after his breakthrough in Be Careful With My Heart. But the most memorable would be the time when he and former on-screen partner Janella Salvador performed with the other Kapamilya loveteams.

Seth Fedelin also considers this year’s event the most outstanding for him since he tried to rap onstage for the first time. Kyle Echarri, on the other hand, disclosed that he would be spending the holidays with his family in Cebu. While his younger co-actors are somehow new in this gathering, Enchong Dee is already on his 15th appearance. But the most unforgettable would be his performance with his former group “The Giggerboys” in front of the ABS-CBN executives. 

iWant ASAP host Edward Barber, meanwhile, recounted that the 2016 ABS-CBN Christmas Special, which was his debut after stepping out of the PBB house, was the most significant for him despite not having a production number. 

Being in the industry for two decades now, Goin’ Bulilit alumni Igi Boy Flores revealed that his most memorable Christmas special performance was the skits he did with his fellow child stars. First-timer Anthony Jennings implied how thankful he is for the opportunities bestowed to him amid the pandemic, which includes the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Love At First Stream.” 

The same goes for Magandang Buhay momshie-host Jolina Magdangal, who shared that her most Christmas Special stint was during her Ang TV days, wherein they had the opportunity to showcase their singing and dancing prowess. She also revealed that her most favorite noche buena food is her mom’s fruit salad and that she would only stay-at-home with her family this Christmas.

Watch this video to see the fun and exciting chikahan of DJ Jhia Ho with our favorite Kapamilya stars in this episode of Hotspot!