Latino family gatherings are lit. Between the delicious feast, music, and your hilarious tíos, it’s hard not to enjoy yourself. Every year, as the holidays approach, you easily remember the joyous moments. But if you’re truly honest with yourself, you’ll realize that Latino family gatherings are actually kind of the worst. There’s a lot of deceiving (how else will you get people to show up on time?) and chisme (everyone else’s chisme is fair game, but not yours). So before you get blinded by the smell of pernil and/or tamales, we’re here to remind you of the things that will make you side-eye your family.

 

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If you're the host, you have to lie about the start time

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Your mom will hit you with the ya saludastes?

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You're going to get really hungry

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Your relatives get really comfortable.

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Your tías are too honest.

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Everybody knows your chisme.

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And if they don't, they'll ask you about el novio.

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The goodbyes are endless.

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And your parents will straight up lie to you about leaving.

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