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7 Uniquely Filipino Elements Found In Disney UK’s Emotional Christmas Ad

Did you spot them all through your tears?

Chances are that while scrolling through your social media timelines today, you came across Disney UK’s newest Christmas ad, a three-minute animated short featuring a Filipino family: a grandmother and her granddaughter, as well as their holiday traditions through the years. 


The video begins in 1940, during the grandma’s childhood, when her father gifts her a stuffed toy of Mickey Mouse, which she then passes onto her granddaughter, continuing all the way to when the granddaughter is all grown-up. We won’t say much—you’ll have to watch what happens for yourself—except that it’s emotionally devastating. 


Most of all, because it features a Filipino family, a lot of uniquely Filipino elements also figure in the ad. Did you spot them all through your tears? (We almost didn’t!)


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Lead photo from Disney UK/YouTube