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The holidays are my favorite time of the year, along with Thanksgiving, because we get to eat so much food and there is always something to be thankful for. My husband and I spend Christmas with my family every year, since we spend Thanksgiving with his. My family has a lot more kids, so it’s always fun to see them opening gifts. My family is all about playing games and singing karaoke, and it’s just un relajo all night.
One of our traditions during the holidays is a hot-cocoa bar. It’s been getting cold, so the chocolate bar always comes in handy because my mom and I somos bien friolentas. Nothing beats Chocolate de Abuelita during the holidays, with a little bit of cinnamon, marshmallows and, for those who love extra chocolate, some chocolate chips. I enjoy being able to shop at Target for everything that I needed to create the Chocolate bar, from getting the cute Chalk Board and added some cute ornamets, to the marshmallos, cookies, and of course we can’t forget the Chocolate de Abuelita. I always manage to get all my things at Target for the holidays. Currently having to go back to Target to get my holiday wrapping paper to get all the Black Friday Deals that I bought during their sale and start getting all the goodies together before Christmas.
My family has the tradition to madrugar—especially since we actually wait until midnight to open the gifts and show each other un te quiero—and give one another a hug. After midnight, we always do a gift exchange so everyone gets at least one present during the holidays. All the kids start to open their gifts and us adults just get a kick out of all the jokes we do to one another. The kids love to estrenar their toys right away, so we get them to play for a couple more hours until they get tired and go to sleep. Us adults then go straight to the pastries—if we aren’t empalagados by then—and the hot-chocolate bar para seguir la parranda.
I look forward every year to sharing the holidays with my family.
Here are some of the items that I bought at Target!