One of my favorite holiday traditions is spending Christmas eve with my mom’s side of the family. Each year, we eat dinner at Tanaka of Tokyo and have lots of fun together. My sister and I are especially close with our cousins Christian and Conor and we’re lucky that they’re basically like our brothers. I love spending time with them because we always laugh more than we eat and can catch up like no time has passed at all since we last saw each other. As we grow up and our lives change, it’s comforting to know that we always have our Christmas eve tradition where we can reunite and we together despite all the craziness of the holiday season. I hope that we’ll continue this annual dinner even when we have our own families!