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In Charge of the Music? Here’s the Ultimate Holiday Party Playlist

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DJ Lezlee has spun at some of the biggest parties worldwide including Coachella, the ESPN Espy Awards and Nike events. As this festive season heats up, she takes five to give us the ultimate holiday party playlist.

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

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The door bell rings! It’s time to greet your guests and set the mood. DJ Lezlee turns to the classics for a party starter.

“Sabor a Mi” by El Chicano

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You gotta sprinkle in your latin classics too. DJ Lezlee nods to the 70’s queen, Ersi Arvizu, for this old bolero.

“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

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Yes, The Bieb can be a part of your holiday soiree. This song off his new album is one of Lezlee’s guilty pleasures — and she thinks it should be yours too.

“Santa Baby (Spanish)” by Mariachi Divas

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Dinner time! Set the table vibe with fun holiday throwbacks.

 “Lloraras” by Dimensión Latina

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This old favorite of DJ Lezlee’s family will be sure to keep your guests feelin’ the beat in their seats throughout the meal.

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“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

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Selena is always a welcomed voice. Since DJ Lezlee knows you can’t ever play just one Selena song, she suggests this as a good starter.

“Cumbia Sampuesana” by Conjunto Tipico Vallenato

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Put down those napkins, its time to dance! You can’t have a latin party without this cumbia according to DJ Lezlee.

“Que bello” by Sonora Tropicana

“Oye Mi Amor” by Maná

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This one’s an easy call for Lezlee to throw in the mix. Plus it’s her tia’s favorite!

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“Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony

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Get ready, this is the part in the night where everyone sings along really, really loud. DJ Lezlee gives us the green light on anything Marc Anthony.

“Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar

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To keep the energy going, turn to that feel good music.

“White Iverson” by Post Malone

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The party has been fun, but it’s getting close to closing time.  This year’s popular rap ballad is perfect to get people into chill mode.

“Lottery” by Kali Uchis

DJ Lezlee can’t get enough of this new Colombian artist. End the night with this cool mix of island vibes and soul.

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11 Photos That Prove Latinos Do Thanksgiving Right

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11 Photos That Prove Latinos Do Thanksgiving Right

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It’s Thanksgiving and while everyone is mashing up potatoes, we’re over here stacking up tamales a mile high because Latinos just won’t do a basic Thanksgiving.

Here’s the basic, traditional Thanksgiving.

Turkey, cranberry sauce, asparagus, potatoes… Wake me up when it’s over ?.

Now this is how WE do Thanksgiving.

It already looks better, no?

While everyone else has stale, dry bread, we get to enjoy some pan de maiz.

It’s always a little sweet and a little buttery and usually mixed with some delicious jalapeños. The perfect mix to get your tastebuds going.

Nothing says día de acción de gracias like a full, roasted pig on the table.

Whether you cook in over a fire or buried in the ground, nothing else is quite as delicious as papi’s lechón on the holidays.

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No one ever regrets eating tamales instead of stuffing.

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And you know you’ll have enough for lunch the following week.

You can keep your green bean casserole, I’ll take the patelón instead.

What’s not to love about sweet fried platanos layered with cheese and ground beef?

If you think baked potatoes are better than fried yucca, you’re what’s wrong with the world.

Just a pinch of salt on these fried bits of heaven and your in business. Just add some oil and onions to make it the must-have every year.

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Arroz con frijoles are better than any veggie combination you can dream of.

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Filling, tasty, and only abuelita knows how to make them perfect every time. Throw in that avocado and oooooh weeee!

Tostones. Because you can’t just have one starch on the table.

Plus, you need to make enough food to feed all of your cousins, tíos, abuelos, vecinos y hasta el perro.

Pumpkin pie is great and all, but have you even tried flan?

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There’s nothing better.

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And you always have that one tía that brings the jello mold you eat to be nice.

After all, it’s the holidays.


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