The Joy of Christmas

It is our family’s tradition to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, our families gathered to celebrate together.


With food a plenty…

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like traditional food such as whole roasted pig (lechon) and noodles (pancit palabok)

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and of course desserts.

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We had some healthy snacks too. I ate my heart out 🙂

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But the best part of all was being with my family.

Me with my three younger sisters and my niece Jazzy.


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It was great hearing the kids playing, laughing and singing Christmas songs = Priceless.

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It was a very cozy and warm Christmas celebration. We are very blessed to have our families nearby so we can all celebrate together.

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  1. Looks like a really nice time- and great food!

  2. actorsdiet says:

    your family is beautiful!!!

  3. Wow! I haven’t had a whole roast pig in years… There’s just something about it that makes it taste so much better that way. I’m not much of a pork eater, but that’s the exception for me 😛
    Looks like you had a fabulous holiday!

    • You’ve eaten from a whole roasted pig before? That’s cool. May I ask where? I usually find them in Hawaii or at family parties.

      • We used to have an annual pig roast in my town, so it was something we did at least once a year! Some close family friends of ours had their own spit and would roast it for everyone. Yummmm 🙂

  4. Merry Christmas! It looks like an absolutely wonderful get-together!

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  6. movesnmunchies says:

    what a blast! i love those fruity kebabs!

  7. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    What a beautiful family you have most of all the closeness you all have together is the best of all.

    Boy did you guys indulge and those cupcakes look store bought and the fruit kebobs. cute..

    Everything looks awesome. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    • Hi Annette,

      Hope you had a good Christmas celebration as well. How fun that you saw more Christmas lights too…it’s just so cold outside right now, or I would be checking out Balian House right away, lol!

  8. Your family is gorgeous! What a fun night. Both the noodles and the fruit skewers look awesome. Hope you had a very merry Christmas!

  9. Looks like lots of fun! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Awww, those are such great pics!


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