it used to be, in my family, that on christmas eve we would be make turkey tacos (from frozen thanksgiving meat), tamales (which we would get from our favorite mexican restaurant) and my nana would make her "guacamorle" as she says it. we'd eat tons, and play cards! hearts, crazy eights, whatever. this was something my mom and i always looked forward to all year. you had to make sure you saved enough turkey in november for the feast. here's the recipe - turkey tacos are just turkey meat rolled into a corn tortilla and fried! yummy with guacamole, and also cold out of the fridge in the middle of the night! the night always ended with us getting to open a gift. or sometimes, all the gifts!
as we got older and went away to school and married and moved around, this tradition has sadly become a memory. but one i will always remember! and just a note - target carries market pantry frozen tamales that rock! my fave are the chicken chile, but the beef are really good too!