'It's Showtime' hosts share Christmas memories

Posted at 12/19/2012 12:20 PM | Updated as of 12/19/2012 12:20 PM

"It's Showtime" hosts. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Less than a week before Christmas, the hosts of the noontime show "It's Showtime," including Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford and Vice Ganda, reminisced about their most memorable Christmas experiences.

"Sa amin (Australia) 'yun 'yung summer vacation namin so doon ako nakakapaglaro with all my friends na walang iniisip. Like a kid lang," said Curtis, who's a Filipino-Australian.

"Ako noong elementary ako, lalo na kapag December, nagta-tricycle lang mula doon sa public school hanggang sa bahay namin eh ang lamig lamig kasi noong panahon na 'yon. Maginaw pa kapag Pasko. Noong early 90s," Ganda said.

"Ako kapag bakasyon doon ako nagsisimbang gabi. Kasi wala ng pasok doon kami sa simbahan. Doon kami naging close ni Jhong (Hilario), doon kami nagka-encounter," Navarro shared.

For Karylle, Christmas means Baguio City.

"Kami naman nagpupunta kami sa Baguio nagpi-picnic kami at 'yung magpapadausdos kami doon sa pine needles at papadausdos kami," she said.

Crawford also mentioned out-of-town Christmas trips with the family.

"Ako pag-off na kami sa school -- kasi nagda-'That's Entertainment' pa ako noon noong panahon na 'yon -- may specials, specials may biyahe biyahe 'yung family ng mommy ko na galing sa Iloilo lahat kami pupunta sa bahay nagba-barbecue kami, nagsi-swimming kami at that time, sobrang masaya kami," Crawford said.

For "Matanglawin" host Kim Atienza, his most memorable Christmas was a decade ago before he started his own family.

"Ang hindi ko makakalimutang Pasko bago lang siguro 10 or 11 years ago ito 'yung matapos ang lumang pamilya at bagong pamilya. Alam mo paano nangyari yan? Lahat kami nagbakasyon kami old family pa kami, ibig sabihin wala pang mga asawa, wala pang mga anak. That was the only time na kaming lahat magkakasamang magkapatid with our parents, nag-abroad pa kami. Ang saya-saya. The next year hindi na naulit kasi may asawa na at may anak na, hanggang ngayon hindi na naulit. Ganoon talaga ang buhay," Atienza said.

For his part, Korean comedian Ryan Bang recalled the winters in his home country South Korea.

"Yung Christmas namin sa Korea, kasi may snow doon. So naglalaro kami ng snow, tapon-tapon snow at kain-kain kami snow. Kasi kapag umakyat kami ng bundok pwedeng kumain ng snow doon malinis," Bang said.

For athlete Eric Tai, meanwhile, Christmas is still about sports.

"Kami nagtitipon-tipon kaming pamilya at mayroon kamign battle sa sports, kung sino ang mabilis sa basketball, volleyball at sa rugby. Ganoon din sa Friday, Saturday at Sunday eh sama-sama kaming nagsisimba," Tai said.