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Dec 18, 2014

18 Things Every Mexican Knows To Be True During Christmastime


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.

3. Champurrado, too.

4. This abuelita will make an appearance.

5. And hot ponche with the peeled sugarcane sticking out of the cup.

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6. You will have a brand-new 2015 calendar from your local bakery or meat market hanging on your wall, with this image on it:

Because... it's badass.

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

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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.

11. All of your aunts will bring their well-dressed porcelain dolls of Baby Jesus:

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12. You will cradle the Baby Jesus until your arms fall off, all while singing that Mexican lullaby.

A-ra-royo Niño, a-ra-ro-ro-ya

You: Are we... done yet?

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

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

15. You will sing that Posada song and wonder why they're splitting the party in half.

And it's the one time you're forced to hold a candle and show off your horrible singing skills.

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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And with that... ¡Feliz Navidad!


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