The party must go on! We Latinos love parties, celebrations and family reunions, and when we don't have family around, our friends make great company. It's always been tradition in my family to celebrate Christmas Eve dinner with a huge banquet with dishes that reflect our favorite traditions. The holidays are filled with seasonal music, fireworks, drinks and tears in remembrance of those who are no longer with us. We celebrate Christmas Day with the same emotion. Unwrapping these surprises requires a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and the late night exhaustion can be cured with a good brunch. There's nothing better than having a pork shoulder ready to serve with traditional arepas, bread or rice and beans. Don't forget to include the leftovers from the night before. Happy holidays!