12 Days of Christmas recipes: Classic tamales for the whole family (VIDEO RECIPE)

Is there anything more classic than a traditional Mexican tamales recipe during the Holidays? I'm not Mexican but even I know the long-held tradition of a family getting together on Noche Buena and New Year's Eve to make a huge batch of tamales to give out to friends and neighbors as gifts.

It is this sharing tradition that has always touched me during the holidays and it is the #1 reason why I wanted to learn how to make tamales this year. It always seemed like a very long, complicated process. Well, one thing I've learned is that it definitely IS but sharing the time together with family makes it all the more special.

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The best part about learning how to make tamales, though, is that it's actually MUCH easier than it sounds thanks to this video, below, of a family taking on the task together. Everyone in the family partakes in the fun, while recounting stories and giving their best tips for how to make great tamales. I definitely feel like I learned so much that I'm pretty sure I can tackle these—all while also having fun with my own family and, of course, reaping the delicious benefits in the end. Watch the video for yourself and ENJOY!

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