Ever since I was a little girl Christmas Eve has been my favorite holiday. I’ll always remember that my parents knew how to throw a party, no matter what the occasion. My mom would start cooking days in advance, my dad always made sure we had party essentials, disco ball, strobe lights and a fully stocked bar (for the adults of course). In fact, I remember more of the dancing and performing all night long than anything else. It wasn’t uncommon to see my group of cousins and I, put on an Indian song and perform a dance skit for our parents, actually it was quite the norm.
As I’ve gotten older, Christmas Eve has been the holiday I love to host the most! There is something about having a full house of family and children running around that makes it feel like the holidays. Over the last several years our Christmas Eve has turned into an amazing potluck where everyone brings their best dishes. And let me tell you, we are never short on the desserts. From pineapple upside down cake to Oreo pie and my “famous” peppermint bark.