“Different strokes for different folks” is how we’re justifying why there are now at least 225,000 Filipinos tweeting about Christmas.
That’s right, we’re really pumped about Jesus’ birthday, and hell yes, it’s only the first day of September.
Sorry, not sorry?
Users like @ourselfworth was just one of many who tweeted, “Happy 1st of September! Merry Christmas.”
Happy 1st of September! Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/xncjVMCMWK
— self-worth ☾ (@ourselfworth) September 1, 2020
“Let’s start the countdown of Christmas.” @AsakuraMiaka signaled.
— Miaka Asakura (@AsakuraMiaka) September 1, 2020
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Christmas countdown celebration if Pinoys didn’t mention our very own Mariah Carey, erm, Christmas icon Jose Mari Chan.
Someone using the handle @chinoyqueer listed the acronyms for the country’s quarantines and wrote, “So what’s next after ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ? Well, it’s PASQ!” PASQ, at least in the user’s mind, stands for “Pasko,” the Filipino word for Christmas.
“Jose Mari Chan ushering Christmas in the Philippines on the 1st of September like,” he added, and posted this hilarious meme of the crooner entering a runway.
So what's next after ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ? Eh di PASQ na!
Jose Mari Chan ushering Christmas in the Philippines on the 1st of September like: pic.twitter.com/2LPAND2v0K
— 华菲酷儿男 (@chinoyqueer) September 1, 2020
“It’s ‘Ber months! Alexa, play Christmas in our Hearts by Jose Mari Chan feat. [band] Offgun,” said @off_jumpols, referring to the undying Christmas ballad that Filipinos know all too well. He also posted a photo of Chan with the Thai pop duo.
BER MONTHS NA!!!! ALEXA, PLAY CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS BY JOSE MARI CHAN FEAT. OFFGUN pic.twitter.com/oNVQs9Fyal
— ɴɪᴄᴏʟᴇ | (@off_jumpols) August 31, 2020
Pinoys like @markgeronimo_ thought we might as well get our caroling game ready. He posted this video of Filipino-American vlogger Bretman Rock singing a carol and pounding on a door saying, “Bitch, any gifts for me?”
CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER SO NAMAMASKO PO, BITCH. pic.twitter.com/ZQskRVZK8G
— mark geronimo (@markgeronimo_) September 1, 2020
This article, ‘Tis the Season: Pinoys tweet about celebrating Christmas while world ushers September, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!