All-Time Favorite Tagalog Christmas Songs

Christmas is the most wonderful time in every year. It is the best time to celebrate life and all its little perks, happiness and everything life has to offer. It is more than just the red block date on your calendar. It is more than just the time to spend you bonuses and your savings in buying Christmas gifts and other stuff you give out to kids and other people that matter this year.

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Christmas is more than just the time for family celebrations, gatherings and reunions. It is more than just the feast and the banquet spread on the table. It is the time to put up your Christmas decorations and be proud of what you have to offer.

You know the Holiday season is knocking on your doorstep when you can hear the Christmas songs gleefully playing on the radio stations. Christmas is the best time to belt those tunes, grab the microphone and sing to your heart’s content. No need to worry about whether you’re off-the-hook or not, the thing is your enjoying the moment, just like what Christmas should be.

Top 10 Traditional Tagalog Christmas Songs

1. Ang Pasko ay Sumapit

No wonder this song has so much meaning as the words and lyrics are from none other than the National Artist himself, Levi Celerio. Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit is embedded in every Filipino’s heart. It is more than just a Christmas carol for kids and adults alike. It has become a national symbol for Filipinos.

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Ang Pasko ay Sumapit Lyrics

Ang Pasko ay sumapit
Tayo ay mangagsi-awit
Ng magagandang himig
Dahil sa Diyos ay pag-ibig.

Nang si Kristo’y isilang
May tatlong haring nagsidalaw
At ang bawa’t isa ay nagsipaghandog
Ng tanging alay.

Bagong Taon ay magbagong-buhay
Nang lumigaya ang ating bayan
Tayo’y magsikap upang makamtan
Natin ang kasaganahan.

Tayo’y mangagsi-awit
Habang ang mundo’y tahimik
Ang araw ay sumapit
Ng sanggol na dulot ng langit

Tayo ay magmahalan
Ating sundin ang gintong aral
At magbuhat ngayon
Kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan!

2. Sa Paskong Darating

A hit from the timeless artist, Celeste Legaspi, Sa Paskong Darating can be heard in every part of the Philippines once the holiday season sets in. Legaspi’s soulful voice matches the encouraging words of the song. The hymn and the song is nothing but magical. It makes you want to jump for joy every time you hear it playing.

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Sa Paskong Darating Lyrics

Sa Paskong darating
Santa Klaus nyo’y ako rin
Pagka’t kayong lahat
Ay naging masunurin
Dadalhan ko kayo
Ng mansanas at ubas
May kendi at tsokolate
Peras, kastanyas na marami

Coda:
Sa araw ng Pasko
Huwag nang malulumbay
Ipagdiwang ang araw
Habang nabubuhay

Sa Paskong darating
Santa Klaus nyo’y ako rin
Pagka’t kayong lahat
Ay mahal sa akin

Dadalhan ko kayo
Ng mansanas at ubas
May kendi at tsokolate
Peras, kastanyas na marami

Repeat Coda

3. Namamasko (Sa May Bahay ang Aming Bati)

In the Philippines, you know it is Christmas once you hear children belting out this song on your doorstep. Sa May Bahay Ang AmingBati is a song every Filipino knew by heart. It is a song asking for blessings and gives you nice positive feeling in return. The song is, in no way intrusive or rude, it even asks for apology on the latter part.

Sa May Bahay ang Aming Bati Lyrics

Sa maybahay ang aming bati
‘Merry Christmas’ na maluwalhati
Ang pag-ibig ‘pag siyang naghari
Araw-araw ay magiging Paskong lagi

Ang sanhi po ng pagparito
Hihingi po ng aginaldo
Kung sakaling kami’y perhuwisyo
Pasensya na kayo’t kami’y namamasko.
Pasko!

4. Noche Buena

Filipinos love and passion for food is the main theme of this traditional Filipino Christmas song. Noche Buena also tackles how a typical Filipino family celebrates and prepares the traditional Noche Buena, or the meal shared by the family during Christmas Eve. It has become a part of Filipino culture not just because of the upbeat tone and the message it portrays. A song that truly encapsulates the strong sense of commitment to family, every Filipino holds dear.

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Noche Buena Lyrics

Kay sigla ng gabi,
Ang lahat ay kay saya
Nagluto ang Ate ng manok na tinola

Sa bahay ng Kuya
ay mayroong litsonan pa
Ang lahat ay may handang iba’t-iba.

Tayo na, giliw, magsalo na tayo
Mayroon na tayong tinapay at keso.
‘Di ba Noche Buena sa gabing ito
At bukas ay araw ng Pasko!

5. Kampana ng Simbahan

Philippines, a country of predominantly comprised of Catholics and Christmas is just one way to prove their faith. Kampanang Simbahan, a song known to every Filipino, may it be a kid looking forward to the holiday or adults preparing for the occasion. One Christmas tradition every Filipino holds dear is the Misa de Gallo, a mass held a week before the December 25. It is a song inviting everyone to wake up early and join the holy celebration.

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Kampana ng Simbahan Lyrics

Kampana ng simbahan ay nagigising na
At waring nagsasabi na tayo’y magsimba
Maggising at magbangon tayo’y magsilakad
At masiglang tunguhin ang ating simbahan

Ang kampana’y tuluyang naggigising
Upang tayong lahat ay manalangin
Ang bendisyon kapag nakamtan na
Tayo’y magkakaroon ng higit na pag-asa

Kinagisnang simbang gabi huwag nating limutin
Pagka’t tayo’y may tungkulin sa panalangin
Ang kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
Tayong lahat ay manalangin habang nagsisimba

6. Mano po, Ninong; Mano po, Ninang

Another hit tune by the master himself, Ryan Cayabyab, Mano Po Ninong, Mano Po Ninang is another staple on your Christmas playlist. It is not just a song about kids asking for presents but for adults as well. Like all the other compositions of the master, the song is nothing short of perfection. It portrays how Filipinos celebrate the most joyous holiday of the year.

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Mano Po, Ninong Lyrics

Maligaya, maligayang Pasko kayo’y bigyan
Masagana, masaganang Bagong Tao’y kamtan
Ipagdiwang, ipagdiwang araw ng Maykapal
Upang manatili sa atin ang kapalaran
At mamuhay na lagi sa kapayapaan

Mano po Ninong, mano po Ninang
Narito kami ngayon
Humahalik sa inyong kamay
Salamat Ninong, salamat Ninang
Sa aginaldo pong inyong ibinibigay

7. Paskong Anong Saya (Bati Nami’y Merry Christmas)

Paskong Anong Saya (Bati Nami’y Merry Christmas) has become such a hit in every Filipino, kids and adults alike. The tone is positive, catchy and encouraging. This Pinoy Christmas song provides warm greetings to everyone. It uplifts everyone’s mood appropriate for the season.

 

Paskong Anong Saya Lyrics

Bati nami’y Merry Christmas
At bagong taong sagana
Pasko ay pagdiwang
Pang-araw na dakila

Dapat tayong manatili
Sa buhay na mapayapa
Upang lumigayang tunay
Ang ating Inang Bansa.

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Paskong anong saya
Happy New Year, Happy New Year
Bagong taong sigla

At kung kayo’y lumigaya
Pagdating ng Christmas
Kayo’y makakaasang kami’y magagalak.

8. Misa de Gallo

A Filipino traditional Christmas song composed by none other than the National Artist for Music, Levi Celerio. This staple Christmas music piece showcases the Catholic faith of the Filipino people. The message is clear and simple yet touching. Everyone should be thankful for every blessing they receive – may it be something big or small.

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Misa De Gallo Lyrics

Misa De Gallo sa simbahan
At nagtilaok na ang tandang
Tanda ng pagdiriwang at pagmisa
Paskong dakilang araw

Ang awit na handog sa Mesiyas
Mayroon pang kastanyeta
At ang koro tuloy ang kanta
May saliw din ng kwanderata

Misa de Gallo sa tuwing Pasko
Nagdarasal ang bawa’t tao
At nagpapasalamat sa pagsilang
Ng Diyos na Hari ng mundo

9. O Magsaya

O Magsaya, is the Filipino version of the classic Christmas hymn, Joy to the World. It is short and simple. The message is clear and concise like the English version. It is a song celebrating the birth of the Savior in all splendidness and sacredness.

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O Magsaya Lyrics

O magsaya at magdiwang
Pagka’t sumilang na
Ang Hari ng lahat (ang Hari ng lahat)
Kaya’t ating buksan (kaya’t ating buksan)
Ang pinto ng ating pagmamahal

10. Ang Diwa ng Pasko

Diwa ng Pasko is a song about celebrating the birth of the Savior. This is a filipino Christmas song summarizing the Catholic faith of the Filipinos. It is catchy and unique on its own manner. This is a song rooted deep in every Filipino’s mind and soul. It is a song that has become a national symbol showcasing faith and trust.

Ang Diwa ng Pasko Lyrics

Masdan natin ang sinag ng tala
Sa tapat ng belen
Bayan ng ating Birheng dangal
At sumilang doon ang sanggol na mahal
Mananakop ng buong katauhan

Magsaya tayo kapatirang banal
Ipagdiwang lugod sa puso
Si Hesus natin syang tanging maykapal
Lumuhod tayo sa harap niya

Magsimba tayo siyam na simbanggabi
Uwian ay bukang-liwayway
Ang buong bayan ligid-ligiran
Mga tindahan, kakainan

[lalala]

Masdan natin ang sinag ng tala
Sa tapat ng belen
Bayan ng ating Birheng dangal
At sumilang doon ang sanggol na mahal
Mananakop ng buong katauhan

Ang durungawan puspos ng ilaw
Luntian at pulang kulay na masaya
At ang pintuan pinagsabitan
Parol na tunay sa paskuhan

Ang maganda nating bihisan
Ay isuot kahit na minsan
At ang gintong hikaw at singsing
Ay linisin bago gamitin

[papapapam]

Masdan natin ang sinag ng tala
Sa tapat ng belen
Bayan ng ating Birheng dangal
At sumilang doon ang sanggol na mahal
Mananakop ng buong katauhan

Mano po lolo, mano po ninong
Ang sadya po sana’y mamasko
Kung wala ma’y salamat din po
Sa tatlong-hari na’ng balik ko

[lalalala lalalala]
Buong tao’y muling nagdaan
At sa bawat ninyong tahanan
Diwa ng pasko nawa’y makamtan

At sa bawat ninyong tahanan
Diwa ng pasko nawa’y makamtan!
[lalalala lalalala]

My Top 20 All-time Favorite Filipino Christmas Songs

1. Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento ng Pasko (Various Artist)

One of the most popular Christmas Station ID of ABS-CBN, Kwento ng Pasko is more than just about the holiday. This Filipino Christmas song features how those differences can be used to unite people. It’s made to tickle your emotions. It’s not just a song – it’s a promise of love and understanding. Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko Lyrics.

2. Star ng Pasko (Various Artists)

Star ng Pasko shows the true meaning on Christmas. It is ABS-CBN’s station ID for the holiday way back 2009. The lyrics tell you to not lose hope as the Messiah is always there to help you in times of despair and ambiguity. It shows that the guiding star of men should be none other than the Savior. It gives hope and light to those who are in need. Star ng Pasko Lyrics.

3. Sana Ngayong Pasko

A song about how one longs to be with someone they love this Christmas. Sana Ngayong Pasko is a love song set on the most joyous time of the year. It suits everyone who misses an important person in their life. Christmas is after all the best time of the year to celebrate with your special someone. Sana Ngayong Pasko Lyrics.

4. Pasko na Sinta ko

Pasko na Sinta ko has been covered by other known and talented artists in the Philippines. Sang by almost anyone who is on the process of healing a broken heart, it is a ballad of hope. It portrays the singer’s emotions upon being left by their love. More than just the catchy tune, this song is a call of hope. Pasko ng Sinta Ko Lyrics.

5. Christmas in Our Hearts

Released in 1990 by none other than the master himself, Jose Mari Chan, Christmas in our Hearts is nothing short of beauty. It is song showing the true meaning of Christmas – sharing. It has become a staple in every Filipino’s Christmas playlist. The song is more than the heartwarming melody – it is a proclamation of unity and love for one another. Christmas in Our Hearts Lyrics.

6. Himig ng Pasko

No one should put up a dull face especially if it is Christmas time. Himig ng Pasko is an original composition of Apo Hiking Society. It is popular not because of the chords and hymn. It is a classic pinoy Christmas song about what the holiday is all about. Himig ng Pasko Lyrics

7. Sa Araw ng Pasko

It is a song that made those who are far away from home miss their motherland more. Sa Araw ng Pasko is short but unique. If you are far away from home, this song hits home. It showcases the Filipino’s love for the holiday. Sa Araw ng Pasko Lyrics.

8. Kumukutikutitap – Joey Albert

Kumukutikutitap is the brainchild of none other than the music legend, Ryan Cayabyab. It carries that upbeat tune. The lyrics and the play of words poetry itself, a rhyme shoots up every now and then. It makes you want to dance every time you hear it playing. Kumukutikutitap Lyrics.

9. Christmas Bonus

Popularized by the rock band, Aegis, this song clearly puts everything in perspective. Christmas Bonus shows how a regular employee wants every time, December sets is – bonus. Everyone knows that Christmas is not just a festive celebration, it is also expensive. With all the gifts you need to purchase and all the godchildren you have, money will always be part of Christmas. Christmas Bonus Lyrics.

10. Christmas Won’t be the same without you

A ballad showing how lonely Christmas is without your love, Christmas Won’t Be The Same Without You aims for forgiveness. Perfect for those who heartbroken people, it is full of emotions. Christmas is best shared with that special someone. It is full of love and passion to the highest level. Christmas Won’t Be The Same Without You Lyrics.

11. Nakaraang Pasko (Christmas Past)

More of a love song than a joyous Christmas carol, Nakaraang Pasko is more than your typical Christmas carol. It shows how one can be so much filled with memories and regrets at the same time. It somehow borders longing and melancholia. It is nostalgic yet captivating at the same time. Nakaraang Pasko Lyrics.

12. Pasko Na Naman

A song about rewarding those who have been nice the whole year around, Pasko Na Naman is more than just a tagalog Christmas carol. It has been fixed and embedded in every Filipino culture. It has become a way of life and a national symbol. It is a song about giving and celebrating life all together. Pasko na Naman Lyrics.

13. Araw-Araw Ay Pasko (Donna Cruz)

The message of Christmas is simple – it shows the value of giving and sharing the blessings you have with others. Araw-araw ay Pasko by Donna Cruz states one clear but strong message – that the core value of Christmas is not just celebrated on one day every year. It surpasses material items, share what your skills, talents and love to everyone in need. That is what Christmas means, not a capitalist venture every year.

14. 12 Days of Pinoy Christmas

This Tagalog Christmas song composed and sung by none other than the Apo Hiking Society shows the penchant of Filipinos with humor. 12 Days of Pinoy Krisma sis not just funny – it is unique. The Filipino adaptation of the famous, 12 Days of Christmas, this song is a classic. It brings out pride in ever Filipino’s heart. 12 Days of Pinoy Christmas Lyrics.

15. Narito na ang Pasko (Louie Heredia)

16. Sino si Santa Claus

17. Give me Your Heart on Christmas

18. Miss Kita Kung Christmas (I Miss You at Christmas)

19. Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko

20. Namamasko Po (Parokya ni Edgar)

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