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Merry Christmas from New Mexico

December 24th, 2013 at 03:34 pm

Merry Christmas from New Mexico! It finally feels like Christmas - I've made the biscochitos (see my Grandmother's rolling pin? I always feel close to her when I use it) and red chile chicken tamales (that's what we eat on Christmas Eve). I brought the presents home from the office, and we'll be heading out after tamales to see the farolitos and stop by a few friends' houses for posole.

Then we'll leave both a mince pie (English tradition) and biscochito (New Mexican tradition) for Father Chrismtas/Santa. And a carrot for the reindeer. And D and I will dutifully eat most of each to make it look real. And F will not fall asleep until 11, but after that I'll come down the chimney (figuratively) and put out all the gifts. And we'll all follow F's lead and get up at 6 am!

Saving Advice has turned out to be a really great outlet for me, a good place to keep my thoughts and stay sane. Everyone on here is so supportive and nice! I wish for you all to meet your goals (financial or otherwise) in 2014, and have a wonderful holiday and a stupendous new year!

Warmest wishes!

4 Responses to “Merry Christmas from New Mexico”

  1. scfr Says:

    Merry Christmas! Your traditions sound wonderful.

  2. Buendia Says:

    Let's add one more tradition to that - having a bath (one by one in the big tub!) to get the smoke smell off from all the bonfires! Goodnight everyone!

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    That sounds like awesome food!
    I, too, like shimmying down the chimney. It's nice to be 'one' with Santa.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like great traditions!

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