I love this time of year. I love everything about it, the music, the food, the good feelings, and all of the memories that are made. I’m looking forward to some time to spend with my family and enjoy every bit of the holidays.
As a Latina, our family celebrates Navidad on Noche Buena/Christmas Eve. We open presents, stay until midnight and have a blast playing games. My husband grew up celebrating Christmas morning and I’ve embraced the idea of waking up, opening presents, reading from The Scriptures, and spending a wonderful morning together. As a multi-cultural family, we’ve combined both traditions and have created one pretty amazing experience.
We have also added some new traditions to this special time of year. We attend some pretty amazing Christmas parties, we take a ride on Santa’s Christmas train, visit our favorite theme park, and have even made room on our shelf for this little guy.
If you would like to know more about how Latino families celebrate the holidays, check out JCPenney #RealLatinoFamily video series. In the video below, Anthony, shares about his family traditions. Anthony is from Guatemala and also celebrates el Dia De Los Reyes, or Kings’ Day. We’ve never celebrated Kings’ Day, but I would really like to.