Joshua Dionisio understands that the true meaning of Christmas goes beyond spending money and giving away material gifts. But he also knows why people are so generous during the cold month of December.
The season, according to Joshua, is all about the spirit of sharing without looking at a gift’s price tag. It doesn’t even have to be in the form of a material item, according to the 14-year-old actor who charmed local viewers with his portrayal of the young Cholo in the primetime series, Stairway to Heaven.
"Basta po may pagmamahal," smiled Joshua in a conversation with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last December 2 at the 17th floor of the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.
And that’s exactly the theme of Dear Friend’s latest offering titled, "My Christmas List," featuring Joshua along with Barbie Forteza, Jhake Vargas, Bea Binene, Krystal Reyes, Eula Valdez, Manilyn Reynes, Ramon Christopher, Mosang, Raffy Romillo and with the special participation of Aljur Abrenica.
WARMING HEARTS THIS CHRISTMAS. My Christmas List follows the story of Abby (Barbie) and Enzo (Joshua). Abby’s tough girl personality completely contradicts Enzo’s modest demeanor.
A transferee from another school, Enzo tries his best to fit in with his new classmates. Abby, on the other hand, uses her bullying tactics to taunt Enzo and make him feel awkward. The two, however, became science project partners following their teacher’s decision to pair them together.
Left with no choice but to spend more time together, Abby and Enzo soon discover friendship and eventually young love, prompting the two to swear their undying love for each other. Their love will be put to the test as Abby learns about Enzo’s fragile health condition.
With Enzo’s impending death on the horizon, the two young lovers decide to make a commitment: love each other every single day, forever—even after death.
"Alam ko po Christmas and malulungkot kayo sa story pero sigurado po akong magugustuhan ninyo and you will be touched po sa message," assured Joshua.
Dear Friend’s My Christmas List aims to impart the message of young love, sacrifice and hope in accordance with the spirit of the Yuletide season.
Catch the first part of My Christmas List this Sunday, December 6, right after S.O.P. Fully Charged.