Tag Archives: Christmas Eve

TCP: The Polar Express

My Santa Movie entry this week: The Polar Express shown in 2004.


This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus‘s home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Written by Anthony Pereyra

My entry for Marce Kikamz’

Simbang Gabi

In a little while, millions of people will flock to the church to hear the traditional Simbang Gabi or Mass at Dawn.

Simbang Gabi is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother that begins every December 16 until the 24th or Christmas Eve. Misa de Gallo is a tradition observed since time immemorial to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.

People will wake up early to catch the 4 a.m. mass. So while everyone’s away leaving our homes empty or with some family members still sleeping soundly, we can exercise safety measures to avoid burglary.

When you leave home be sure to keep all doors and windows locked even if you are just going out for a minute. It’s better if you have dead-bolt locks and sturdy hinge spring and home alarm system installed to monitor burglary, fire, or medical emergencies. We can also leave outside lights on or have outside lights controlled by a motion detector. Better be safe than sorry.