This Christmas Commercial for Funeraria López is the Best Thing Ever

This commercial is the best thing ever. I repeat. The. Best. Thing. Ever.

Merry Christmas

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Mexican Christmas Be Like…

Why use anything else when nopales are all around you?

The best part? Once you’re done with Christmas, you don’t need to throw this thing away, just chop these beauties and make tacos!

Nopales not your thing? No problem!

Soriana made a Christmas tree out of bolillos and Mexicans call it el Arbolillo.

 

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Is your Tea not Festive Enough? Go Get yourself a Sombrewo!

I give you the Sombrewo, as seen by this blog’s Teas & Infusions special correspondent Carolina Gonzalez.

¡Ándale, ándale, arriba, arriba!

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The ‘MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL’ Jumpsuit is Now $29.95 on Amazon

 

Remember that infamous Toys R Us store in Portugal?

Well, now you can add another wall-related product to a growing list of nonsensical merchandise.

Just in time for Christmas 2018, there’s the MEXICO WILL PAY for the wall zip-up jumpsuit, currently on sale on Amazon.com for only $29.95 or less!

WARNING: This thing is made of 90 percent Nylon and 10 percent spandex, which will be just perfect for hanging around with your friends at a Halloween party –as long as it doesn’t take place on a United flight.

Sign me up for a few of these, Amazon. I’m going to have some real fun during my next trip to Mexicou!.

Via: The Huffington Post

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Santa Might be White, but He Wears a Sarape, Sings in Spanish

Photographic proof of Santa's Hispanicness -and penchant for singing in Spanish

Photographic proof of Santa’s Hispanicness -and penchant for singing in Spanish

I’m sorry, Megyn Kelly and your pals over at Fox News, but you’re not correct.

While I might agree with you that -at least judging from this photograph- Santa is “white,” it is undeniable that he is also Hispanic.

How else would you explain his wearing a sarape and singing to the tune of Feliz Navidad?

Gotcha!

Please note that I’m filing this blog post under the category of Latin celebrities, of course.

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows no Limits, Part VIII: How Good are These Elotes?

"So good, even Trump buys from us."

“So good, even Trump buys from us.”

Mexico, the land that brought us El Chapo’s special gourmet coffee and original escape T-shirt, continues to foster local entrepreneurship.

Take this small-business owner, who claims his 100% Mexican corn cobs and corn niblets are “so good even Trump buys from us.”

MEXICANS: How can anyone NOT like us?

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‘Hispanic Santa’ Wears Sombrero, Whacks a Piñata

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Marketers are one audacious bunch.

Take the people of Festified Holiday Clothing, who took some time this week to send this blogger a sales pitch for their upcoming Feliz Navidad sweater line, featuring “multicultural Santa” (i.e. Hispanic and Black).

The $65 Feliz Navidad sweater (mind you, it’s discounted from $70) features “Hispanic Santa,” which in case you were wondering, is Hispanic because he’s brown faced and is holding a stick to whack a piñata.

Now, if piñatas and sombreros are not your thing, you can also go for the Men’s Lighted Multicultural Black Santa, who is — well — just black, though if you asked me, doesn’t look as merry as the Hispanic one.MLMCSVBL_Lighted_Multi_Cultured_Santa_Vest_Mens_Black_Support1__17105.1411346860.1280.1280

To be fair, the marketing people behind these things were honest enough to acknowledge right off the bat that these sweaters are ugly.

Not racist, they say, just ugly.

Oh well.

CLICK on the photo below to see the full pitch. It’s gold!

El pitch

El pitch

 

 

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