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12 Pictures That Prove Latinos Are Just So Extra During The Holidays

"I'mma keep it simple this year," said no Latino ever.

1. UM, yeah, for starters, our dinner tables look like something out of a royal wedding:

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Even Thalia's wedding buffet probably paled in comparison.

2. And our cakes can't be ordinary. Just marvel at this concoction, rivaling the height and length of the Great Wall of China:

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The famous and exquisite rosca.

3. We gotta beautify everything, the whole house, the chimney, the barandales, el perro...

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No space (or creature) is underserving of the holiday spirit!

4. And check out this subtle* holiday parrillada.

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*not subtle at all

5. There are piñatas, and then there are holiday piñatas, which are just. so. extra.

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Fresh to death.

6. And when it comes to making hallacas, casi ni nos esforzamos por hacer como un millón.

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Ni pasamos el día entero cocinando, ni nada.


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For real.

8. And this, a Latin household decked out in an understated manner:

Ana Ortiz de Vallez / (CC BY 2.0) / Via Flickr: ana999

9. We all have that tía whose arbolitos look like the North Pole exploded onto a pine tree:

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And they're thematic. THEMATIC. And she's suuuper proud.

10. TBH we don't care if our tree is bigger than our house; we gonna fit it in.

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11. Wanna see a nacimiento that's 100 meters long and 20 wide? Just visit a Latin household during las fiestas.

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Nacimiento casual ✨ ✨ ✨

12. Really, we're so extra we even have to decorate the freakin' sky.

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Keeping las fiestas 💯 since the beginning of time.

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