From DonBelle’s first teleserye to a Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes reunion, our fave Kapamilya stars were out in full force for the ABS-CBN 2022 Christmas Special.
With Christmas right around the corner, local networks are peppering their programming lineups with shows and movies fit for the season. And when it came to ABS-CBN, the country’s largest content provider, they made sure to go above and beyond with their 2022 Christmas Special. Because one day isn’t enough, the two-day special saw a hoard of the brightest Kapamilya stars come together to entertain audiences with a succession of song and dance numbers to herald the yuletide season. Here are just some of the standout moments from ABS-CBN’s 2022 Christmas special.
A KATHRYN BERNARDO AND JULIA MONTES REUNION
Legendary is an appropriate way to describe whenever we get those rare moments of Julia and Kathryn together. They say whenever they reunite, an angel gets their wings.
ANJI SALVACION, JAYDA, FRANCINE DIAZ, ALEXA ILACAD, AND MARTIN NIEVERA’S COVER OF SEÑORITA
Make way for our very own Anji Salvacion as she sings “Señorita” on #ABSCBNChristmasSpecial2022 together with Jayda, Alexa, Francine, and Mr. Martin Nievera!— Team Anji University (@teamanjiuniv) December 18, 2022
JOYFUL ANJI ON ABSCBNight#TayoAngLigayaNgIsatIsa #AnjiSalvacion @anjisalvacion pic.twitter.com/een2Q2Qgra
The only thing wrong about this performance is that it was less than a minute long. We’ll be needing a full cover from them ASAP.
ALL THE KAPAMILYA LEADING LADIES IN ONE PHOTO
The power that radiates from this photo is immense. There’s just something about seeing all these fierce women together that makes us happy inside.
THE KAPAMILYA LEADING MEN ALL TOGETHER
If we got a moment for the ladies, we also got a moment for the guys, too. We love how they didn’t just stick to plain suits and instead gave us the colors of the rainbow.
THE NEW SHOWS COMING TO ABS-CBN IN 2023
LOOK: Mga Kapamilya ito ang upcoming shows and offerings ng ABS-CBN Entertainment sa lahat ng kanilang platforms for the first quarter of 2023!— ALTStarMagic 💫 (@AltStarMagic) December 18, 2022
Tayo ay One Family ❤️💚💙#ABSCBNChristmasSpecial2022 pic.twitter.com/Y2S6QLnJgM
The Christmas special wasn’t just two nights of singing, dancing, and fun. It also teased what the network has in store for 2022. During night two, ABS-CBN decided to give us a sizzle real of their upcoming show for Q1 of 2023. DonBelle’s first ever teleserye? A new season of The Voice Philippines? The adaptation of Teen Clash? We know what we’re watching next year.
JANE DE LEON AND JANELLA SALVADOR IN MATCHING RED
JaneNella strikes again, and this time in red gowns that has us blushing with their beauty.
BGYO AND BINI’S COLLAB STAGE
This ‘UP’ performance is everything🔥This is one of my fave tracks of ever. I didn’t expect na ito ipperform nila, it got me so emotional tuloy. Love u sm #BINIGYO🏻 #ABSCBNChristmasSpecial2022 #TayoAngLigayaNgIsatIsa #BINI @BINI_ph #BGYO @bgyo_ph pic.twitter.com/N7Tns6tbMw— levythehokage (@Ace_Yo_Bloom) December 18, 2022
BGYO and BINI both have had a great 2022. So, it felt fitting that for one of their final public appearances of 2022, they performed their collab song Up during the special. With BGYO in blue and BINI in red, it made for a stage with a distinct holiday vibe.
KAPAMILYA LOVE TEAMS WITH JOSE MARI CHAN
ASB-CBN’s love teams joining Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, and Jose Mari Chan for a rendition of Christmas In Our Hearts is the definition of a Christmas miracle.
THIS DANCE NUMBER
Christmas is usually associated with cold weather. But stars like Andrea Brillantes, AC Bonifacio, Darren Espanto, BINI, and BGYO very much heated the stage with this fire dance number.
ANDREA BRILLANTES PERFORMING WITH DRAG QUEENS
It’s not even 2023 yet Blythe is already channeling her role in Drag You & Me. She looked pretty in pink as she danced her way through Sarah Geronimo’s Dati–Dati all while being joined by four drag queens. We’re vey much here for this proper mainstream exposure of Filipino drag queens.
VICE GANDA AND IVANA ALAWI’S BARDAGULAN LIP SYNC
The way Vice and Ivana both wore pink and tried to one up each other with their bags of rice, now that’s entertainment. While Ivana getting lifted by the backup dancers was impressive, Vice gagged us when he was lifted into the air by harnesses and brought out a picture of Ryzza Mae Dizon during the “rise up” portion of the song.
MELA AND STELA FRANCISCO BEING MELAI CANTIVEROS’ MINI-CLONES
@judayloveu Literal na nagparami si #Melai #MagandangBuhay #AbsCbn #chickennuggets #Asap #foryou #ForYoupage #Funny #Tiktok ♬ original sound – Melai
Mela and Stela Francisco had a viral moment earlier this year with the chicken nuggets meme, and now here they are performing on stage during the Christmas special with their mother. They really are carbon copies of Melai.
KATHRYN BERNARDO HAVING FIVE LOOKS
When you’re a superstar like Kathryn Bernardo, having just one look isn’t enough. So, Kath came prepared with not two, not three, but five different outfit changes. And as expected, she stunned in every one, from her golden Mark Bumgarner gown to her sultry LBD from Steph Tan.
MOIRA DELA TORRE SINGING HER HITS
The Christmas angels were all together when Moira Dela Torre was joined by artists like Anji Salvacion, Jeremy Glinoga, Angela Ken, and more to sing the OPM star’s hits such as Kumpas and Babalik Sa’yo. Their voices were as angelic as their white outfits.
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