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18 Things Every Mexican Knows To Be True During Christmastime

SO. MANY. BUÑUELOS.

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1. Your mom will undoubtedly ask you to help make the buñuelos.

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Mom: iVamos a azotar la maza!

Me: iPero ama! I got a date!

Mom: iNo te pregunte si quieres!

2. Tamales. All the tamales will be there at the table.

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The worst is when you bite into one thinking it's a dulce tamale, but you actually picked up the jalapeño and pork tamale.

3. Champurrado, too.

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And you always drink it out of a white Styrofoam cup.

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4. This abuelita will make an appearance.

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STRAIGHT-UP O.G. HOT CHOCOLATE.

7. Someone in your family (most likely your tia) will make some INSANE pozole.

Christmas dinner is literally the best part about being Mexican #poslechampurradoandtamales #mexicanchristmas

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8. The nacimiento will be made entirely out of fake green hay, leftover Christmas lights, and toy animals:

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9. When your mom forces you to go to midnight Mass on Christmas, you're like:

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Let's be real: Why does it have to be at midnight? I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't mind us going to church at noon.

10. The heavenly glory of your tia's arroz con leche.

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A once-a-year type of deal.

13. Somebody you know will be playing a part in the Santa Pastorela.

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And they will be playing one of three iconic roles: Devil, Angel, or Pastor #3.

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14. As a kid, writing a letter to Santa was cool, but you also looked forward to writing your letter to Los Reyes Magos.

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And you stuff that letter into a shoe. It's also cool to know that the holiday season for your family doesn't end until Jan. 6.

16. As a kid, you were happy to get the little baby in the rosca because that meant you had a new toy.

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As an adult, it means you gotta make tamales for EVERYONE on Feb. 2.

17. You will WITHOUT A DOUBT get candies in your colacion:

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Peanuts, animal crackers, these things, Pelon Pelo Rico, Mazapan, and if you were really lucky, you'd also get a Paleta Payaso.

18. And at some point during the night, someone will play this Jose Feliciano classic:

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Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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