Jericho Rosales will likely join the Metro Manila Filipino Festival 2018 parade on December 23 for his movie The Girl in the Orange Dress.
Christmas Day, however, is reserved for Jericho's wife, Kim Jones.
He said, “Kami ni Kim, may gusto kaming gawin for Christmas.
“Since nahirapan na kaming itaguyod ang tradition namin na Noche Buena, inagahan namin.
“So dinner na lang yung Noche Buena, inaantok na yung mga lola.
“Pag alas dose, inaantok na. So dinner na tayo ng 24.
“Kung sino ang sumama, kung sino ang imbitahan namin, pamilya pa rin yun.
“Kasi maliit na pamilya kami ni Kim, e. So whoever wants to come, we have lunch and then dinner.
“'Tapos pagdating ng December 25, we have lunch ng 25, and then pagdating ng gabi, kaming dalawa na lang.
“I’ll take her away na somewhere quiet, somewhere na sa kanya lang ako, wala nang kaagaw
“Yung ganun, kung saan kami abutan.”
Jericho and Kim have been married for four years, but the couple is firm in their decision not to have a baby yet.
It was mutual decision, he said.
"Lalo na ko kasi hindi ko alam... hindi pa ko handang maging ama muli.
“Yung babae ang tatanggap ng bigat. Siya ang magsa-sacrifice, siya ang nasa bahay."
They are both busy with their careers—Jericho as an actor and Kim as a model-fashion blogger.
He continued with a laugh. “Parang ngayon nga, wala akong oras sa aso ko, nagi-guilty na ko.”
But seriously, he said, “Kulang nga ako sa time sa asawa ko, kulang nga ako sa time sa anak ko.
"Ano pa ang ibibigay ko sa bagong bata?”
Jericho has a son, 17-year-old Santino, with a former girlfriend.
He said, “I think it’s just fair na kapag nakakuha ako ng break, I’ll spend it with my wife, my son Santino, my family, and myself.
"My job is so demanding and, sad to say, hindi pa namin naaabot yung gusto naming maabot in terms of our dreams."