Since our sons and our families live more than 5000 miles away, we are blessed to have some good friends in Brazil that treat us as a part of their families. This year we spent Christmas Eve at our good friends Pr. Odilon and Olga's house with their family, and then we went to Sao Paulo on Christmas Day to spend it with Junior and Elma and their families. We haven't seen our friends Junior and Elma (and families) since last March so it was good to catch up with them.
Both times we were treated as a member of their family and we enjoyed alot of great traditional Brazilian Christmas food and fun. Traditional Brazilian food for Christmas (Natal) includes ham, "chester" which looks similar to turkey but is more like an oversized chicken, other pork & meat dishes, and many other really good Brazilian dishes.