Ever since ABS-CBN started its annual tradition of releasing Christmas station IDs 18 years ago, it has indeed been a part of our celebration as Kapamilyas ardently anticipate how the anthem would sound or how the music video would represent the Filipino camaraderie and spirit, especially during this season.
Among the station IDs we’ve seen, it seems that the top favorite will always be the unprecedented “Bro, Ikaw Ang Star Ng Pasko” that featured the LSS-inducing hymn composed by Robert G. Labayen, Marcus Davis, and Amber Davis performed by more than 300 Kapamilya artists.
And, apparently, it’s also the favorite of some of our beloved Kapamilya stars included in this feature! Keep on reading and watch the video to find out who they are.
As her “Four Sisters Before The Wedding” co-stars Alexa Ilacad, Charlie Dizon, and Gillian Vicencio enthusiastically picked the 2009 Christmas station ID, this year’s “Ikaw Ang Liwanag At Ligaya” has a stronger impact for Belle Mariano.
Bagong Umaga star Barbie Imperial also cited the ABS-CBN 2020 Christmas ID as her favorite as it symbolizes the resilience of every Kapamilya amidst the terrible circumstances we’re currently in. FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actress Shaina Magdayao, who admitted finding it hard to choose, shared the same sentiment.
“Ang hirap [dahil] laging maganda ang station ID natin. But I think, this year is really special kasi it shows na kahit gaano tayo nag-struggle sa buhay, nahanap pa rin natin ang liwanag. Isang malaking factor ‘yong nangyari sa station natin this year na pilit pinapatay ang liwanag natin, pero pilit din namang lumalaban ang liwanag ng ABS-CBN. So, it’s really meaningful for me. It really shows ‘yong fighting spirit ng mga Pilipino, ng ating mga bosses. And the fact na nandito pa rin tayo [at] nakangiti, it’s a big factor. Kaya sigurong sobrang special ‘tong taon na ‘to, itong Christmas station ID natin,” she stated.
On the other hand, new Darna Jane De Leon expressed how much she loves “Bro, Ikaw Ang Star Ng Pasko” from its LSS-inducing musical arrangement, uplifting lyrics, and remarkable music video.
“Well, I just really love the song. ‘Yong rhythm niya, sobrang pang-masa talaga. And until now, pinapakinggan ko pa rin siya every year. Siguro kahit next year nando’n pa rin ‘yon. And it’s really a family thing – pang-matanda, pambata. And ‘yong music video, super okay talaga siya. Makikita mo ‘yong mga artista na Kapamilya, mga Kapamilya, mga boss. And napaka-inspiring talaga niya,” she said.
Meanwhile, award-winning actor Arjo Atayde, who was her leading man in the “Stethoscope” episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, refused to choose one because he believes that every station ID provides a different experience and vibes for everyone.
“I think every station ID was fun [and is] a different experience kasi every station ID, iba-iba ‘yong pwesto mo, iba-ibang artista nakakasalamuha mo. So, I’m very happy na every station ID, is a chance for us getting together as one – as one Kapamilya, as one network,” he commented.
What about you, Kapamilya? What’s your most favorite ABS-CBN station ID through the years?