"We like to get a bucket of ice cream and drive through neighborhoods admiring (and judging, lol) the lights. We’ve never taken our baby Stella so this is a first year for us! I have a feeling she’ll enjoy the tradition, especially the part with the ice cream!"
"Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, my family and I get our Christmas tree and invite our Christmas-loving Jewish friends over to help us decorate it. The kids also decorate PRE-BUILT gingerbread houses (pre-built is key if you want to avoid overeager and easily frustrated kids and parents – the make your own ones always collapse) and listen to Holiday Hits on iTunes. This kicks off the holiday season for us."
"My family has been buying our tamales from the same little shop in LA for the past 40 years (except for the tamale crisis of 2016 when they ran out and my mom bought them from a different place - big drama). They are seriously the BEST tamales and something I look forward to every year. Buy your tamales on their website here!"
"My favorite holiday tradition my family does is we hang a piñata from the rafters of my grandma’s house on Christmas Eve. We all line up from youngest to oldest (there are over 30 people) and take our swing at the piñata while blindfolded. If you break the piñata you wear the broken piece as a hat for the rest of the night, your name gets engraved into a trophy, and of course bragging rights for the rest of the year. The tradition has been going on in my family for generations. I have only won once!"