Philippine Christmas celebration is steeped with traditions and one of these is the Simbang Gabi which literally means Night Church and is held from December 16 to 24. There are religious denominations that observe this tradition by holding church services at the crack of dawn, while there are other religious denominations that hold their church services at night. My church does the latter. For nine days different organizations in the church "host" the services. I brought Tabby along when the host was the church's mission extension. As the children sang, Tabby went up to them and observed them at close range.