Here in PR a lot of families celebrate Christmas, the night before in what we call Nochebuena. Last night my two sisters, some nieces and I got together. We sang, but not so much Christmas carols but mostly Parranda music which is the typical Christmas music played for dancing at Christmas parties.
Of course we danced, opened gifts, and had arroz con gandules, ham, pasteles, and potato salad. This time we didn't have our typical free for all but instead, gave out our gifts in a civilized manner, getting one gift per hour and then at nine the remaining. We had a great time and ate too much, but it is only once a year, so we will forgive ourselves. I was too wound up when I got home a painted till 12, until finally all my extra energy was used up regardless of the fact that I danced too much and laughed too loud. Merry Christmas to you all, and I hope you made lots of memories. I did.