Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

miracle makers.(Personalities)

Byline: Charlotte Balcomb Lane Journal Staff Writer

Maria Martinez

Aroma of Christmas wrapped in tamales

You know who makes the holidays happen at your house, right? Santa, of course but every elf under your roof probably has a to-do list.

It takes a team to create the spirit of the holidays in a house or a community. All over Albuquerque, for instance, there are decorations, celebrations and traditions for us to share right now. And behind the festivities are the people who make the holidays happen for all of us.

Today we introduce you to four of them.

Corn masa, shredded pork, a spoonful of red chile the ingredients of a tamale seem simple. …

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