My Christmas Celebration

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My Favorite Meal of the Year For thousands of families around the world, Christmas is one of the most special holidays of the year. For some it is a religious holiday to celebrate the coming of Christ and for others it is a special day to celebrate life, family, friends and their company. For me personally; my favorite part of Christmas is the food. Being able to feast on some of the most delicious dishes that my family and friends so gratefully bring to the table so we can all celebrate not only the coming of Christ but our love for each other is what makes every Christmas special. Many families in the United States have their big Christmas celebration on Christmas day, but my family and I we always have our big celebration on the night …show more content…
We took them site seeing and shopping all over Los Angeles. Christmas Eve finally arrived. About seven o’clock in the evening everyone invited to the big celebration started to arrive. My mother and grandmother had been cooking up an amazing feast in the kitchen for the last five to six hours, although I was starving throughout the day I contained myself as much as possible and conserved my appetite for the buffet from around the world that I was going to enjoy in the next fifteen to thirty minutes.
Soon after everyone arrived, my mom called everyone to the table. It was amazing. The table was filled with different dishes. The American classics where there: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, string bean casserole and sweet potato pie. Also present on the table was Chinese fried rice, chow mein, honey walnut shrimp, fried wontons and my all-time favorite Peruvian Lomo Saltado. I could not decide where to start. I made sure that I had a bit of everything. It was
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Those are the exact reasons why I love the Christmas holiday. I do not get to see many of my family members and dear friends much throughout the year, but for this one day or two throughout the year I am able to enjoy a nice home cooked meal and I get to be in the presence of all the amazing loving people I get to call my

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