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Did You Know? Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas in Our Hearts” Was Originally a Duet with Lea Salonga

He also shares the heartwarming story behind this classic Christmas song.
Did You Know? Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas in Our Hearts” Was Originally a Duet with Lea Salonga
IMAGE Courtesy of Jose Mari Chan, hkphil.og
He also shares the heartwarming story behind this classic Christmas song.

It’s not a Filipino Christmas without the staples: simbang gabi, bibingka, lanterns, and Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas in Our Hearts.”

Since it first came out in 1990, it’s become the unofficial theme song of the season, and Chan himself a living symbol of the most wonderful time of the year. Now, the legendary singer-songwriter lets us in on the story of how the biggest OPM Christmas song in history was written. Did we also mention that this classic song was originally set to be a duet with award-winning singer and actress Lea Salonga?

In this episode of OG's OPM series, we learn about the melody’s roots in another song, how two musical theater icons almost sang it with him, and just how meaningful the song is now, over 30 years since it was first released.

Watch and discover his story through OG's YouTube channel special premiere here:

Subscribe to the channel here and watch more OG videos here.

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