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12 Times You Are Grateful For Being An Adult During Christmas

Because nothing says “Feliz Navidad” like an unlimited supply of tamales. Brought to you by Target, wishing you the best Xmas ever!

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1. You get to pick the Christmas dinner menu now.

No insipid salads allowed.
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No insipid salads allowed.

2. You realize NO ONE is sending you to bed at midnight on Christmas Eve...

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3. ...so whereas previously it was the end of the party, now the party is just getting started.

Turn the music up.
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Turn the music up.

4. You don't have to settle for any weird Xmas presents you may receive!

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'Cause now you can afford to buy your own gifts... for yourself.

5. No one tells you how much you should be eating of this deliciousness:

UNLIMITED QUANTITIES. YOU ARE AN ADULT!
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UNLIMITED QUANTITIES. YOU ARE AN ADULT!

6. No more ridiculous outfits picked by anyone other than yourself.

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If you pick your crazy outfits, then it's A-OK.

7. You can spike your ponche all you want.

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Or any holiday drink your family makes. "Hand. Me. The. Rum."

8. All the Christmas decor is up to you.

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So you do everything you couldn't do as a child.

9. Christmas vacations aren't just a school break, they are an awesome "life break" now.

And you pick the destination. So vamos a la playa!
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And you pick the destination. So vamos a la playa!

10. You get to go to LOTS OF POSADAS.

#alldayeveryday
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#alldayeveryday

11. You look forward to hanging out with Grandpa...

He used to make you laugh, now he makes you think.
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He used to make you laugh, now he makes you think.

12. ...and everyone else too, because the best part of Christmas is no longer the presents, but family.

Well, maybe not for expectant baby Sophia.
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Well, maybe not for expectant baby Sophia.