And here's our Santa Claus to scare the carolers away.
It's not that I hate Christmas carolers, it's that carolers nowadays border on being beggars, not making any effort to sing or finish their songs, but expect you to give them money just because.
What I do is tell them to finish their song, ask for more, and that's when I see the fun in caroling. And they do, too. Then I give them their pamasko.
Whew, for a moment there I thought I'd become a Scrooge :)
*Santa Claus decor at the gate of "Santa's House" on Policarpio Street at Mandaluyong.
**Thanks to Boom for getting the idea to pass by while we were in the area.