Find Out What Ana Patricia Gámez Can’t Celebrate Christmas Without, What’s on Her Gift List and More

December 6, 2018 - Article reads in
Ana Patricia and her husband and kids sit together in front of their fireplace

How does Univision TV host Ana Patricia Gámez celebrate the holidays? With lots of Christmas music, piñatas and tamales, of course!

“We can’t celebrate Christmas without a variety of tamales, including meat, chicken and even sweet tamales that are even more delicious when you reheat them the next day,” she explains.

Target teamed up with Ana Patricia to host a holiday gathering for her family and friends to share some her most cherished holiday traditions. The mother of two dished on how she celebrates Las Posadas, what gifts she’s shopping for and why throwback Christmas music is the very best kind. Check it all out, below!

Ana Patricia and Luis hold their kids, who are pointing up at a red, white and green pinata“Any excuse to gather as a family during the holidays is good enough for me,” Ana Patricia says. “My family is Mexican so we celebrate Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration from Dec. 16 to the 24 where we gather to dine, sing songs and, of course, break piñatas.”

Ana Patricia and her husband and two kids cuddle together  on a chaise in front of a shiny, golden Christmas tree“During Christmas, I love to fill my house with Christmas décor inside and out! At Target, they have all types of holiday décor, but some of my favorites this year are the Wondershop Toymaker Animal Ornaments, Threshold Character Stemless Wine Glass and Deer and Santa Claus Appetizer Plates,” she explains.

Ana Patricia sits under a decorated Christmas tree helping four children unwrap gifts“I love shopping at Target for gifts because they have a wide variety and I can easily find something for everyone on my list. I don't want to share too much information, to avoid ruining my daughter Giulietta’s surprise, but we’ll be gifting her the Barbie Dreamhouse Playset and this adorable Cat & Jack Reindeer Purse. For my son Gael, the Sesame Street - Let's Dance Elmo that sings and dances and the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Rocking Goat. For my husband Luis, I'm always looking for electronics like the heyday Cylinder Speaker, a portable Bluetooth speaker that he can take anywhere in the house.”

For stocking stuffers, Ana Patricia’s go-to gifts are Mexican candies and chocolates, plus the LEGO, Funko and L.O.L. Surprise! Target GiftCards.

“Target also has a great assortment of stockings. The unicorn and mermaid options from Pillowfort are adorable,” she adds.

Luis pours wine into the glass Ana Patricia is holding out. Behind them is a bar cart with many more assorted bottles.As for her holiday entertaining must-have, it’s all about the music: “We enjoy throwback Christmas hits the most. Every time we play the oldies, we have a lot of fun singing and dancing to all those songs that bring back the best memories!”

Preparing for your favorite holiday traditions? Head to Target or for everything you need from grocery to décor and more!

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