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The Definitive Ranking Of ABS-CBN Christmas Station IDs

Let's settle this once and for all.

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The contenders:

Only those that are available to watch online which are Christmas Station IDs (CSID) from 2002 to 2015.

14. 2005 "Magpasaya ng Kapamilya"

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Message: 2

Song: 0

Overall production and appeal: 1

Total: 3

Verdict: The message is great and all but I kept waiting for something phenomenal to happen—which didn't. Overall, it looks like an intro to something really great. But that's all there is. Also, where's the song? Don't tell me we waited for a whole year for a 2-minute station ID with no song, damn it!

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13. 2003 "Disyembregalo"

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Message: 2

Song: 0

Overall production and appeal: 2

Total: 4

Verdict: The only above average thing about this CSID is the term "Disyembregalo." Like, I wish I thought of that. But the rest? MEH. This is also one of those CSIDs with no song. Try again.

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12. 2004 "Sabay Tayo, Kapamilya"

Message: 3

Song: 3

Overall production and appeal: 2

Total: 8

Verdict: This one is okay (there was a rap part in the song!), but it lacked that ~Christmas feel~ and festivity. Also, some celebs look like they'd rather be doing something else.

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11. 2007 "Walang Mag-Iisa Ngayong Pasko"

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Message: 3

Song: 2

Overall production and appeal: 4

Total: 9

Verdict: Eh, nice. But I felt like, given the longer air time (5 minutes!), they could have done something more than a solemn song and TV personalities talking to the camera. Sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Nice lanterns, though.

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10. 2006 "Angat ang Ligaya ng Pasko"

Message: 3

Song: 4

Overall production and appeal: 4

Total: 11

Verdict: Only reason why this one's ahead of the 2007 CSID is Heart and Echo! And Piolo and Sam! Also, the catchy song.

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9. 2010 "Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino"

Message: 4

Song: 4

Overall production and appeal: 4

Total: 12

Verdict: OK, this is probably great on its own, with the theme Pinoy pride and all. But it came off a bit underwhelming because I watched this right after the 2009 CSID which was... basta! Read on na lang.

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8. 2008 "May Katuparan ang Hiling sa Kapamilyang Kapiling"

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Message: 5

Song: 4

Overall production and appeal: 5

Total: 14

Verdict: I liked the documentary format where personalities talked about their Christmas wishes because it kind of humanized them. Also, young Kathryn Bernardo sporting cornrows LOL.

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7. 2011 "Da Best Ang Pasko Ng Pilipino"

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Message: 5

Song: 5

Overall production and appeal: 6

Total: 16

Verdict: This one hit too close to home for many Filipinos because it focuses on OFWs and how Christmas in the Philippines is unsurpassable. It's great, but there are better ones on the list.

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6. 2002 "Isang Pamilya, Isang Puso Ngayong Pasko"

Message: 6

Song: 6

Overall production and appeal: 7

Total: 19

Verdict: For a really old CSID, it looks pretty decent. And the song is heartwarming, too. This is also probably the only CSID where the late Fernando Poe, Jr. is present. Oh and young John Lloyd and Piolo??? YAAAAS.

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5. 2012 "Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko"

Message: 8

Song: 8

Overall production and appeal: 8

Total: 24

Verdict: This was released after a number of calamities hit the country. Naturally, it celebrates the people who we can count on in these hard times. This line from the song really got me: "Hindi lang sa langit nando'n ang mga anghel." <3

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4. 2013 "Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento Ng Pasko"

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Message: 7

Song: 9

Overall production and appeal: 9

Total: 25

Verdict: Major LSS on the song which was sang by various artists including Lea Salonga, no less! This year's focus were the inspiring stories of ordinary people. My personal favorite is the lolo who proposed to her wife. <3 <3 <3

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3. 2015 "Thank You For The Love"

ABS CBN / Via youtube.com

Message: 9

Song: 9

Overall production and appeal: 10

Total: 28

Verdict: The latest CSID is definitely one of the best, with the country's top love teams coming together and singing the song. The concept is really tugs at the heartstrings, too. It seems oddly similar to last year's theme, though, that's why I rated it lower than that one.

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2. 2014 "Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo"

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Message: 10

Song: 9

Overall production and appeal: 10

Total: 29

Verdict: Giving and receiving gratitude has become underrated, but this CSID reminded us how great it feels to give thanks and to feel appreciated. And that, in itself, is the true meaning of Christmas. Also, it offered a beautiful spin on the classic Filipino Christmas carol.

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1. 2009 "Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko"

Message: 10

Song: 10

Overall production and appeal: 10

Total: 30

Verdict: I didn't immediately recognize the song when I watched this again after a long time, but when the chorus came, actual tears came out of my eyes. This was aired after the typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines, and it was a beautiful reminder that no matter what happens, it will be okay. I felt genuine sincerity from the song and the TV personalities. This is definitely one that will be remembered for a long time.

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