The first day of September is heralded as the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the Philippines.
The celebration in the country, which is touted as the longest in the world, is kicked off by playing Christmas carols in shopping malls and in radio stations.
Expected to dominate the airwaves this season is the iconic song “Christmas in Our Hearts” by Jose Mari Chan.
Netizens took to Twitter to welcome the "ber" months by posting tweets and memes of the singer-composer.
Jose Mari Chan became a trending topic and a popular meme incorporated his photo into a still from the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones.
Mariah Carey also became a viral topic online for netizens who expect her song “All I want for Christmas is you” to be played frequently across the country.
Here are hilarious Jose Mari Chan tweets and memes that will make your day:
Trending si Jose Mari Chan, guys. HAHAHA Father Christmas of the Philippines is here yow. HAHAHAHA— /d???ro?m/ (@CEngrakkr09) August 31, 2017
JOSE MARI CHAN MONTH NA MGA BES! ???? pic.twitter.com/5HFN5XRTMz— Ed sheeran jr. (@itscarlitos1) August 31, 2017
Brace yourselves, non stop Jose Mari Chan music is coming pic.twitter.com/rbww9kJtDP— Jennifer Mizzi (@jennifer_maria) August 31, 2017
Heto na naman siya! Hahahaha. Happy Ber months! Jose Mari Chan is lifer! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/hKqKBF1vHr— Archie Mistola (@dawaytstrayps) August 31, 2017
BER MONTHS NAAAA!— Christine Emano (@christingting) August 31, 2017
Ilabas na ang mga parol at christmas lights!!! Jose Mari Chan bring the beat in!!! 116 days to go mga kabayan!????
Mariah Carey be like:
Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer behind the hit song "Wake Me Up When September Ends," has a special participation this season:
Eto na naman yung panahon na sasalubungin si Jose Mari Chan at matutulog ng isang buwan si Billie Joe Armstrong. ???? pic.twitter.com/vQUjPMDUjT— M Y K M L T ???? (@mikemulto) August 31, 2017
It would be best to sing along to this:
Puro kayo Mariah Carey and Jose Mari Chan, i-acknowledge din natin ang Wham! pic.twitter.com/ImN5bKiSOP— Roger Tagabe (@rogertagabe) August 31, 2017