Christmas won’t be cold this year for actress-singer Jolina Magdangal
as she celebrates it with boyfriend Mark Escueta
, drummer of the OPM band Rivermaya. In an article from PEP.ph
, Jolina is quoted as saying, “Ilang Pasko rin ang dumaan noon na loveless ako, di ba? Ngayon, nakakadalawang Pasko na ako na may bonggang
love life. Sino naman ang hindi magiging happy, di ba?
Jolina revealed that due to their busy schedules, she and Mark have yet to make concrete plans yet for their celebrations this year. “Kaya ang drama namin ngayon ay live for the moment
,” she is quoted as saying. “Kung ano ang mangyari sa araw na ito, or sa mga susunod pang mga araw, yun ang bigay ni Lord sa amin ni Mark.
Like Jolina and Mark, are you spending Christmas with your honey this year? If you’re having trouble brainstorming for nifty celebratory ideas, check out FN’s list below. Tip:
If you want to spend December 25th alone with your guy, reserve Noche Buena as a time for family.
That way, you spend equal time with them and no one feels left out. Also take the occasion as an opportunity for bonding between your family and your man (this goes the same for you too when you visit your potential in-laws). 1. BORROW A TRADITION AND HANG MISTLETOE AROUND YOUR HOUSE
There's nothing like sweet kisses from your man to warm up the holidays. Go for broke and hang mistletoe above every door. We’re sure you don’t need an excuse to get cozy with your man, but a little push sure wouldn’t hurt. 2. COOK HIM DINNER (BUT ASK HIM TO JOIN YOU IN THE KITCHEN)
You might already have been planning to cook him your very own little feast for Christmas, but make it an intimate effort by asking him to prepare it with you. If your man’s not a whiz in the kitchen, create a menu that will suit both your abilities. Your homemade Christmas spread need not be complicated for it to taste delicious. The best part is, you’ll be eating something you both prepared with love. Tip:
Looking for a stress-free menu for the holidays? Check out this Christmas feast on Yummy.ph. 3. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Be romantic without going overboard: remember that what's important is spending Christmas together as a couple. So spend the night, plan to show up at each other's family shindigs, and before and after it all, make sure you get a lot of one-on-one time. Have red wine, eat cookies, and listen to Christmas carols. Round it off with cuddling up on the couch while watching your favorite holiday movie. 4. TAKE A DRIVE
Get into the car, put some Christmas songs on, and drive off to an unknown location with your man. There’s a certain thrill that comes with spontaneity. ‘Tis the season to be merry, so put aside your apprehensions and let yourself go. You’ll never know what you and your guy might find at your mystery destination. 5. HAVE A COUPLE’S MASSAGE
Get rid of the stress and exhaustion of your workload and schedule a massage for you and your man before the 25th. It will help relax you both before the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you’re feeling adventurous, soothe his tired muscles yourself by doing a little home massage--with any luck, he'll return the favor! (Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)