Family and close friends? Check.
Presents for every tito, tita, pinsan, pamangkin, and inaanak? Check!
Enough food to feed your entire family for twice over? Check and check!
A Filipino Christmas party, though, just isn't complete without a staple and much-loved dish: the classic macaroni salad.
And believe it or not, even your favorite celebs feel the same way about this dish, too. Just take a look at these posts from four of the most influential stars on Instagram:
Make it together
New mom Chynna Ortaleza is making this holiday fave for her family for the first time ever with a bowl of macaroni salad. As you see in her post, she has applied the tips her generous Instagram followers have shared with her. Now isn't Christmas all about sharing?
Long-time fan, first-time cook
Macaroni salad has always been one of Maxene Magalona's favorite holiday dishes. This year, she's making her own version of it to share with her family. She already has the two most important ingredients (macaroni and mayonnaise), so her loved ones will probably love what she has whipped up.
Star of the night
Denise Laurel gives a friendly wink a la Santa's little helper. She's gearing up for noche buena by practicing in the kitchen, most likely with her son Alejandro. The single mom proudly proclaims that her macaroni salad will be the star of her family's noche buena.
Especially for you
Pauleen Luna is making her first Christmas as Mrs. Sotto extra special by sharing her own recipe of the classic macaroni salad. In this post, she's busy whipping up a batch, perhaps perfecting her recipe. What will the hubby say?
Team Kramer (but with dad Doug missing), thanks everyone who has helped light up and promote togetherness this Christmas. According to Cheska, there's no better way to spend meaningful time together than sharing a bowl of macaroni salad with the entire family.
Just like you, your favorite celebrities' Christmas just isn't complete without the goodness of home-cooked macaroni salad. Take your pick from the recipes you can find here, and watch your loved ones' faces light up when you serve them a bowl of this family favorite.