Judy Ann Santos is excited to celebrate Christmas this year.
The 40-year-old TV host-actress says it is one of the few times she gets to see her family complete, including her Mommy Carol and Kuya Jeffrey.
"Alam mo naman tayong mga Pilipino, very traditional sa atin ang Christmas. It's always with family, it's always the gift-giving.
"And, at the same time, gusto mo lang naman ng simple, magkakasama kayo. Pasko na yun, e, di ba?
"I always look forward spending Christmas with my siblings because I rarely see them, everybody works."
In a previous interview, Jeffrey described Juday as a sister.
"It’s such a blessing na maging kapatid ni Juday, kasi alam naman natin na hindi siya madamot, she doesn’t suppress, she doesn’t control… she doesn’t even imply na she's Judy Ann Santos na kapatid mo.
“She’s just there as your sister.”
Jeffrey added, “The names never mattered. The accolades never mattered. Kung ano man yung kinasikatan niya, kinasikatan ko, never mattered. Basta pag nandun kami, yung hawak niya sa akin, kuya niya ako, yung hawak ko sa kanya, bunso ko siya."
Back to her recent interview, Judy Ann says she always looks forward to the "chaos" in the kitchen with her family.
"So ngayon, kapag Christmas talaga, diyan kami nagba-bonding ng luto ni Kuya, ni Mommy, kasi nagdya-jamming kami sa kitchen.
"May konting mga iringan after, pero siyempre, pag nagluluto ka, may sarili kang style, may sarili silang style!
"'Tapos andiyan ako sa gilid, nagdadagdag ako ng mga ingredients na hindi nila alam!
"So, basically, nilu-look forward ko yung chaos every Christmas."
Another thing that Judy Ann enjoys every Christmas is seeing her children feast on their favorite food.
"I love seeing my kids' faces whenever they receive something, and pag nag-no-Noche Buena 'tapos hinanda mo sa kanila yung gusto nila.
"Nag-e-enjoy talaga sila. Napaka-appreciative ng mga bagets namin. Hindi sila nahihiyang magsabi kung masarap o hindi masarap yung pagkain.
"But thank god, wala pa namang nagsabing, 'Mommy, I don't like your food."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to Judy Ann during the Eden #GiveGoodness event last November 22, 2018.