The Christmas season is a time for reunions and eating. Mostly the catch-up conversations can take hours because it is probably the only time of the year wherein groups actually try to be complete. Having said that, this is the best time to consider eating buffet, that way everyone gets to enjoy not only the stories but you are assured of good food that will never run out.
This maybe Fridate No.6 but if we were to number the many Fridays we've spent in Circles of Makati Shangri-La then we'd be well beyond 12 for we would go here at least once a month. The reason we keep coming back is the variety of choices, while not as many as the others, are enough for you to have the time to try them all. The whole area is also not as spread out so it doesn't take much time to get food and so you get back to your table without missing out on a lot of the gossip.
Make sure to call to book for a reservation days ahead because they get full on normal days, how much more during this peak season.