Blame Shopwise, which now plies hapless shoppers like me with Christmas carols non-stop. Hearing the walang kamatayang Gunter Kallmann Choir sing I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, I remembered this three-year-old entry and the giddy cheer it generated among the blog's early readers (check out the comments!). Well, time to bring it back! Maestro:
Nora and Vilma, Vilma and Nora. The two most-awarded and most enduring stars of Philippine movies. Once upon a time, in their teeny-bopper years, they also cut music albums aside from starring in movies and television. Singing, of course, came naturally to Nora, who had kick-started her superstardom by winning in Tawag ng Tanghalan. It was infinitely harder for Vilma, who couldn't sing if her life depended on it. But warble she must, if she had to go toe-to-toe with her fiercest rival. So she also released her own albums.
Both of them would record their own take on the Jackson 5 Christmas hit, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Listen to them below and take your pick. Who's got the better version, Ate Guy or Ate Vi? 'Wag lang tumawa, vote nuh! (Finger pointing upwards.)