The Christmas season in the Philippines is a captivating tapestry of vibrant traditions, heartfelt joy, and a unique spirit that resonates with warmth and community. Known to have the longest Christmas celebration in the world, it’s a period where Filipino culture shines brightest, reflecting a deep sense of family, faith, and festive cheer. From the iconic ‘parols’ (lanterns) adorning streets to the melodious carols echoing in neighborhoods, Christmas in the Philippines is more than just a holiday; it’s a heartfelt celebration of life, love, and togetherness. It’s a time when families reunite, friends gather, and the essence of ‘Bayanihan’ (community spirit) is palpably felt in the air. This season stands as a testament to the resilience, warmth, and joyous nature of the Filipino people, making it a truly special time of the year.
In this landscape of festive celebration and cultural richness, Marks & Spencer introduces a culinary experience that complements the Filipino Christmas spirit beautifully.
Marks & Spencer’s Christmas Food collection is a delightful ensemble of flavors and experiences, meticulously crafted to enhance the joy and togetherness that define a Filipino Christmas. Each product in their range is a testament to Marks & Spencer’s commitment to quality and innovation, ensuring that every bite is a memorable one.
Known for its premium quality and exquisite range, Marks & Spencer brings a touch of British elegance and tradition to the Filipino festive table. Their Christmas Food range is not just about indulgence; it’s about creating moments of joy and surprise.
With offerings like light-up house tins, musical boxes, and a variety of uniquely designed and delicious treats, Marks & Spencer adds a layer of wonder and delight to the already magical Filipino Christmas. From the savory allure of Classic All Butter Mince Pies to the sweet richness of matured Christmas pudding, Marks & Spencer’s food selection is designed to cater to every taste and make the season even more memorable. Leave some room for Belgian chocolate classics and cap it all off with a Christmas Spiced Tea or Christmas Ground Coffee Blend with 100% Arabica to warm up on colder days.
Marks and Spencer’s Christmas Food range comes out full of wonder, bringing out everyone’s inner child with light-up house and musical tins, a moving milk chocolate car, build your own gingerbread house kits, festive snowy pretzels and a children’s game using M&S Swiss Milk Chocolates made with ground hazelnuts. All are adorably packaged in charming contemporary designed graphics. These make for perfect gifts that anyone would love to receive.
Gifts aside, the M&S Christmas Classics makes for delicious treats when hosting Christmas parties or simply as a lovely treat for yourself. Take the Classic All Butter Mince Pies for a sweet, savory and filling pastry dish. A 6-month matured Christmas pudding that’s also available in a alcohol free variant for a spicy mix of juicy vine fruits and lashings of cider, rum and sherry.
There is a lot more to explore with M&S Christmas treats from yearly shortbread tree staples, Swiss chocolates, puppy shaped chocolates and Christmas cocktails.
Let the festivities begin with the HOT CHOCOLATE LIGHT UP HOUSE, a charming lantern housing rich, silky hot chocolate. Just add hot milk to create a comforting drink, perfect for those cool holiday evenings. For an extra touch of indulgence, top it with marshmallows and whipped cream.
Tea lovers will delight in the LUXURY GOLD TEA LIGHT UP HOUSE, which contains 40 traditional tea bags, perfect for a warming brew. Encased in a festive white LED tea light, this Fairtrade tea not only tastes good but also supports producers in developing countries.
For family fun, FOUR IN A ROW offers a chocolatey twist on a classic game. It includes a four in a row cardboard box and 44 Swiss milk chocolate discs with ground hazelnuts. Enjoy the game, then refill and replay with your choice of milk or dark Swiss extra fine discs.
The MILK CHOCOLATE CARS, solid milk chocolates shaped like cars and wrapped in foil, are ideal for gifting or as stocking fillers. Similarly, the SNOWY PRETZELS, salted pretzels coated in white chocolate and festive sugar sprinkles, make for a perfect festive snack.
The GINGERBREAD MUSICAL HOUSE is a treat for all senses, featuring lightly spiced all-butter gingerbread biscuits in a festive-themed musical tin, ideal for storing favorite biscuits long after the season.
THE ORIGINAL VERRY MERRY MUNCH offers a delightful mix of milk chocolate-coated salted peanuts, popcorn, pretzels, and more, providing a variety of tastes and textures for snacking.
For Percy Pig fans, the PERCY EXPRESS TIN, filled with Percy pennies and housed in a charming Percy train tin, makes a delightful gift.
To warm up the celebrations, the RED MULLED WINE is a must-try. This rich, fruity red wine, flavored with warming spices, is vegan-friendly and perfect when served warm with a slice of orange.
The EXTREMELY CHEESY COMBO MIX combines cheese tasters and combo mix, making it an irresistible snack for cheese enthusiasts.
For crisp lovers, COLLECTION HAND COOKED CRISPS PIGS IN BLANKETS offer a delicious pork and bacon-flavored seasoning on hand-cooked potato crisps, perfect for sharing.
Lastly, the CHRISTMAS TORTILLA STAR, a colorful mix of corn, beetroot, and spinach tortilla chips, brings a festive and gluten-free option to the party table.
Marks & Spencer’s Christmas Food range in the Philippines is a delightful fusion of festive cheer and gourmet excellence, making this holiday season all the more special and memorable.
All you need to do is visit your nearest Marks and Spencer store to start shopping! You can also shop in-store and earn Loyalty points through the M&S Philippines Viber Community at bit.ly/MSPH-VC. Purchase selected lines online on www.marksandspencer.com.ph