Well, the tamales are made and the menudo is simmering. It's a traditional Costello family Christmas in Arizona.
I remember about 6 years ago when the New York Times published a rather snarky article about how the Bush family celebrated Christmas, with tamales and other traditional Mexican dishes. The Times treated it as though they had discovered that the Bush family was a bunch of rubes. Nope. They were just Southwesterners.