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A common question people ask when they find out I live in Asia is, “Don’t you miss your family around the holidays?” I can’t say their inquiries are far off base as Christmas a family affair for many. Still, when it comes to the glitz and pazzazz…Christmas in Manila is pretty special!

Christmas In Manila - Wonderful Wednesday

Christmas In Manila – Wonderful Wednesday

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Christmases spent in America. Since 1994, I’ve spent four Decembers in the United States around my extended family and I made sure to make the most of them. We went to see light displays and the musical shows and the live nativities…we did it all!

But, when you take away all the fanfare, the value of this special holiday is in focusing on its meaning and sharing that joy with others. So, I guess Manila is as good of a place as any to sow some Christmas cheer. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. Rebecca says:

    OMG what are you doing in Manila???? I am a Filipino and that is the land of my birth and the holidays are the hardest for me because I miss the Philippines so much because it’s simply the best there with all the food, lights and love of family!!

    Happy Holidays!


    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Rebecca, we have lives here for 7 years. My husband is the director of a Christian publishing company here.

  2. Oh wow. WHat a gorgeous display!

  3. These shots are just gorgeous. It certainly does look like they know how to do Christmas big in Manila!

  4. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party! Please take a moment and stop by our party that goes until Friday @ 7 pm. We love to pin and tweet every creation that comes to the party! Happy Holidays! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Freda says:

    What a beautiful Christmas tree! I love the teal color!

  6. Grace Liang says:

    I totally agree with you about Christmas. One year my husband and I celebrate it in my apartment in Shanghai, but still felt the same. 😉
    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!

  7. Shauna says:

    Those Christmas trees look straight out of the Tiffany’s store! SO gorgeous and really puts you in the holiday spirit!