10. Colored lights lit up even in the smallest of shanties along the busy streets of Metro Manila.  Parols and lighted decors  just make you feel all warm inside.

9. Cold weather felt.  So, you look for that old jacket or sweater you have kept all year.

8. Gifts wrapped in fancy papers. Sometimes the wrapper is much more expensive than the item being wrapped

7. Christmas parties left and right, despite of any crisis or typhoon or flood or long list of credit card bills.

6. You always forget the name of your inaanak (god children). (Every year, that is)

5. You  tend to run out of gift ideas.

4. You never, ever pass up a tiangge (sale stalls)

3. You set up your Christmas tree.  Without adding any new decor to it.  Haha!

2. You try to remember your present body weight.  So that you can compare it after the holidays.

1. Your Christmas wish list just gets longer and longer every year….