Have a Chicano Christmas

It has become a yearly tradition that around Christmas I re-post 12 Days of Christmas Chicano Style. This was written about 3 years ago by Meeko Fabulous and myself.

Santa Claus

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my Nana gave to me
doce pork tamales,
eleven full piñatas,
ten chiles rellenos,
nine Padre Nuestros, (Our Fathers)
ocho tostadas,
seven Tias chismiando, (Aunts gossiping)
six kinds of chile,
five nalgadas (I was bad), (butt spankings)
four jalapeños,
three pairs of chanclas,
dos saladitos,
and a perico in an aguacate tree.

If I haven’t completely Christmas-ed you out, stop by Aiming Low where I posted a humorous letter to Santa. Perhaps, it will inspire you to do your own. If you do, let me know so I can read it.


Wait, before you go! If you like this post, por please share it, pin it, tweet it, call your mom and tell her about it or give it a hug. Muchos thank yous!

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  • perudelights

    What a change in the lyrics. I love it.

  • http://www.latinapen.blogspot.com Mona AlvaradoFrazier

    Oh my goodness, this was too funny. When we are around the table making tamales this week I’m singing your song to my familia.

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I’m glad you liked it. Now give me some tamales!

  • http://www.wrestlingwithretirement.com/ Eva Gallant

    I remember that from last year.  I don’t see Meeko around much anymore.  Do you keep in touch?

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I see him on facebook.

  • http://twitter.com/LaliQuin AutismWonderland

    HAHA – I LOVE IT!!! 

  • http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/ lisleman

    nice I hope to have a Chimichanga on my list.  I expected all the numbers to be in Spanish.

  • Michelle Shellabarger

    We had one like this in Panama- I’m gonna try and find it and post it!  So funny!  Love the chanclas and nalgada parts!

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Tell me if you find it and post it so I can be sure to see it.

  • http://tracismixedbag.com tracismixedbag

    So cute. I think the aguacate tree is worth more than all of those things put together.

  • Cinner

    you always make me laugh, wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year….going to go read your letter to Santa. hugs.

  • http://lafotografiaefectistaabstracta.blogspot.com/ Leovi

    Very original Chicano style this Christmas.

  • http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/ Maggie

    I don’t know who wrote this – a friend sent to me and, for me, it is sadly true …
    T’was the night before Christmas, i’m glued to the tree. Im wonderin what Santa, brought just for me;
     … could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace? or a Cricut? i said with a smile on my face! and that’s when i heard him…”HI SANTA,” i said. ”you know good little girls should be in their beds”. i know i should Santa, and now i’ve been caught! but i was excited, to see what you brought. well, lets take a look in this room where you work. he shook his head quickly and left with a jerk! i heard him exclaim as he put it in gear… you’ve got enough crap, i’ll see you next year!  :-)

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Very funny.

  • My Inner Chick

    Love it!   “Aunt Gossiping”   My Fave :))  x

    My Inner Chick http://myinnerchick.com

    Have a lovely Holiday. 

  • Anonymous

    I love it!  Heading over to see your letter to Santa.

  • http://www.thebipolardiva.com The Bipolar Diva

    oh what I’d do for a pork tamale and some chiles rellenos!

  • Absenceofalternatives

    Merry Christmas! And yes I remember when you first posted it. How time flies, right??

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Crazy, how time flies!

  • http://livehighlivemightyliverighteously.blogspot.com/ oceangirl

    That was fun and sounds delicious!  And warm and lovely.  A Chicano.

    Merry Christmas Unknown Mami, that I have come to know and love :)

  • Polly

    Give Meeko my best the next time you see him! Wonderfully, personal carol you have written!

  • Michael Coronado

    Merry Christmas! I was thinking about this the other day and simply had to come and find it and read it again! Feliz Navidad!!! :)

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ Claudya Martinez

      We’re on the same wavelength. I was thinking about it and you too! Happy holidays, amigo!!!