Contributed by Joel Santos on Dec 7, 2004
Part 1 of MERRY CHRISTMAS SERIES! There is ANOTHER SIDE OF CHRISTMAS. To the Bible characters who played an important role on that first Christmas day, it was not necessarily all peace and joy and love.
It would be difficult to imagine Christmas without lights, good food; without new clothes, new shoes, new toys for the children, without parties; without merrymaking. Since childhood we have known Christmas in the Philippines to be a day of fun, festivities, that is almost