Episode 7 – Xmas Special…Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit!


TFAL Co-Host Joe in his New Jack Swing gear receiving an Xmas gift from his late uncle, Archimedes Domingo (Tito Meddy), circa 1988.

Christmas is coming! (Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit!)  What are your unique Filipino American Christmas traditions?  Do you go to Simbang Gabi…at 7pm?  Do you make parols?  Do you visit the Philippines every Christmas?  Do you send your loved ones balikbayan boxes?  Do you eat Queso de Bola after midnight mass?  Do you watch NBA basketball all day with your family while eating lechon and candied ham?

Join the TFAL crew as they reminisce about old Christmas traditions they grew up with.  Find out how Elaine discovered the real truth about Santa Claus.  Find out which is Producer Mike’s favorite Xmas movie.  Find out what Shrek character Ryan dressed up as.  And find out what the heck is going on in the picture above.

Listen through the embedded player below, download directly here, or subscribe to us on iTunes here!

3 comments on “Episode 7 – Xmas Special…Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit!

  1. laurenlola says:

    This was an entertaining episode to listen to, as I enjoyed hearing about the traditions you guys you grew up with. While I’m definitely familiar with some of them, despite being Filipino American, I actually didn’t grow up with any of them.

    Elaine, I was very interested in hearing about how you grew up celebrating Hanukkah in school, despite not being Jewish. As someone who didn’t know too much about Judaism until I was a teenager (via an old flame), it’s interesting to hear someone else’s experience of being exposed to that particular faith.

    Happy Holidays to you all, and I’m looking forward to your future episodes!

    1. Thanks Lola! I learned about Hanukkah because the elementary school I went to celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah! I also went to school with Jewish kids who shared their experiences with us. They learned about Christmas and we learned about Hanukkah! My teachers had us do Christmas and Hanukkah activities in school.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: