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    Arguelles/Miccio/Aguilar Family Christmas Parties

    Arguelles/Miccio/Aguilar Family Christmas Parties

    Every year since the 1950s the California Arguelles/Miccio/Aguilar Family (descendants of Angel and Concepción) gets together around Christmas time to exchange gifts and sing songs. One tradition is to sing the 12 Days of Christmas, with different groups singing each day. The smallest of children are dressed as elves and help distribute the presents. A piñata is always present. Grandma Concepción handed out envelopes with money in it to each of the children and grandchildren. For many years, one of Grandma Concepción's handmade quilts was given away in a drawing. Some time ago the "dice game" was introduced, and it has become a family favorite. Click here to see it in action.

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    Family Christmas river cruise on the Rhine River, 2019
    Family Christmas river cruise on the Rhine River, 2019
    Cousins Mike, Joe, Lucy, Nick, Kathy and Michael John, along with other family members enjoyed a Christmas cruise on the Rhine River. During the ship's Christmas party, the family sang the 12 Days of Christmas with dozens of their fellow shipmates. Cousin Mike Aguilar explained to the boat the history of our Family Christmas Party. You can see the video of the singing HERE, led by cousin Nick. 
     
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    The California Arguelles Family Christmas Party 2019, at the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar
    The California Arguelles Family Christmas Party 2019, at the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar
    Dear family,
    It is unfortunate that the Family Christmas Party had to be cancelled this year due to icy roads and freezing temperatures, but safety first is always a good rule to live by.
    Since Paradise Lost nomads Ana and Becky had flown down for the party, Rebecca invited them over to our house for a get together since she didn't want the tamales to go to waste. They were staying with Rose so she decided to come over too. Sister Martha was in the neighborhood, so she joined us, and brought along her kids and grand kids. And Rebecca's side of our family is always up for a good time and family bonding, so before you know it, we had a Plan B ad hoc alternative emergency last minute impromptu Family Christmas Party (and talent show!) with most of our immediate family.
    We didn't do the dice game or pinata, and not everybody got a present, but Rose led us in the 12 Days of Christmas to make the party count as the official 77th annual Family Christmas Party. Let's keep it going; I plan to be there for the 100th.
    Rebecca and I, along with several of the cousins and friends will shortly be off for the Viking Rhine River cruise, and enjoying castles on the Rhine and Christmas Markets in northern Europe, and we hope you all have a very enjoyable holiday season with your friends and family. And in the immortal words of Tiny Tim, "A Merry Christmas to us all, and God bless us all, everyone."
    Mike (Aguilar) 
     
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    2018 California Family Christmas Party, at the home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
    2018 California Family Christmas Party, at the home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
     
     
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    2018 Colorado Family Christmas party in Thornton, Colorado.  At the home of Lars and Melissa Miccio.
    2018 Colorado Family Christmas party in Thornton, Colorado. At the home of Lars and Melissa Miccio.
     
     
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    2017 Family Christmas Party, 2nd cousins with spouses
    2017 Family Christmas Party, 2nd cousins with spouses
    At the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar, Buena Park, CA, USA 
     
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    At the 2017 Family Christmas Party, the 1st cousins presented this book to their children.  Thank you to Mike and Rebecca Aguilar for taking the lead on this wonderful creation.

(Note:  Be patient, 43 MB download)
    At the 2017 Family Christmas Party, the 1st cousins presented this book to their children. Thank you to Mike and Rebecca Aguilar for taking the lead on this wonderful creation. (Note: Be patient, 43 MB download)
     
     
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    2017 Family Christmas Party, 1st cousins with spouses
    2017 Family Christmas Party, 1st cousins with spouses
    At the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar, Buena Park, CA, USA 
     
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    <center>2017 Family Christmas Party</center>  <br>According to the family patriarch, Mike Aguilar, it was the 75th Family Christmas Party.  Being the oldest, and 75 years old, we choose to believe him.  It was a grand event, filled with food, music and laughter.  Another testament to the value of family tradition.  Thank you Mike and Rebecca.
    2017 Family Christmas Party

    According to the family patriarch, Mike Aguilar, it was the 75th Family Christmas Party. Being the oldest, and 75 years old, we choose to believe him. It was a grand event, filled with food, music and laughter. Another testament to the value of family tradition. Thank you Mike and Rebecca.

    At the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar, Buena Park, CA, USA 
     
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    2017 Family Christmas Party, 3rd cousins
    2017 Family Christmas Party, 3rd cousins
    At the home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar, Buena Park, CA, USA 
     
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    2017 Colorado Family Christmas Party, at the Jellystone Park Campground owned by Rick and Shelly Spear, Estes Park
    2017 Colorado Family Christmas Party, at the Jellystone Park Campground owned by Rick and Shelly Spear, Estes Park
     
     
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    2016 Family Christmas Party in California.  Home of Rick and Andrea White.
    2016 Family Christmas Party in California. Home of Rick and Andrea White.
     
     
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    2016 Family Christmas Party in Colorado
    2016 Family Christmas Party in Colorado
    Parker, Colorado. 
     
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    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 1st cousins
    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 1st cousins
     
     
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    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 2nd cousins
    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 2nd cousins
     
     
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    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 3rd cousins
    Colorado family Christmas party 2016 - 3rd cousins
     
     
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    California Family Christmas Party 2015, Home of Paul and Nikki Dunnicliffe
    California Family Christmas Party 2015, Home of Paul and Nikki Dunnicliffe
     
     
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    NEW!  Video of the 2015 Colorado Family Christmas Party
    NEW! Video of the 2015 Colorado Family Christmas Party
    At the home of Tony and Kathy Palmeri, Loveland, CO, USA 
     
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    Colorado Family Christmas Party 2015
Home of Tony and Kathy Palmeri
    Colorado Family Christmas Party 2015 Home of Tony and Kathy Palmeri
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2014<br>Home of Rose Welch
    Family Christmas Party 2014
    Home of Rose Welch

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2013   Home of Randy and Margie White
    Family Christmas Party 2013 Home of Randy and Margie White
     
     
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    2nd and 3rd cousins 2013<br>Home of Randy and Margie White
    2nd and 3rd cousins 2013
    Home of Randy and Margie White

    Family Christmas Party 2013 
     
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    2nd Cousins
    2nd Cousins
    Family Christmas Party 2013
    Home of Randy and Margie White 
     
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    1st Cousins, senior to junior<br>Home of Randy and Margie White
    1st Cousins, senior to junior
    Home of Randy and Margie White

    Family Christmas Party, 2013 
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2012<br>Home of Brad and Angela Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2012
    Home of Brad and Angela Miccio

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2011<br>Home of Jitesh and Candy Patel
    Family Christmas Party 2011
    Home of Jitesh and Candy Patel

     
     
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    Family members videoconferencing from Colorado, Texas, and New York for the 2010 Family Christmas Party.
    Family members videoconferencing from Colorado, Texas, and New York for the 2010 Family Christmas Party.
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2010<br>Home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar
    Family Christmas Party 2010
    Home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2009<br>Home of Brad and Angela Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2009
    Home of Brad and Angela Miccio

    Note: For the first time the Family Christmas party was linked via the internet. The Texas family consisting of Joe and Ruth Miccio, Michael John, JoAnn, Elizabeth Jo and Michael Joseph Arguelles, and Marian Huck (JoAnn's mom) were linked to the California party via Skype, allowing for the first interstate video conference version of the "12 Days of Christmas." Note the large screen TV with the Texas family joining in. 
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2008<br>Home of Rick and Bea Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2008
    Home of Rick and Bea Miccio

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2007<br>Home of Johnny and Morgan Navarro
    Family Christmas Party 2007
    Home of Johnny and Morgan Navarro

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2006<br>Home of Rose Welch
    Family Christmas Party 2006
    Home of Rose Welch

     
     
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    Letter from Grandma Concha Arguelles to 2006 Family Christmas Party
    Letter from Grandma Concha Arguelles to 2006 Family Christmas Party
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2005, home of Rick and Bebe Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2005, home of Rick and Bebe Miccio
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2004<br>Home of Mike and JoAnn Arguelles
    Family Christmas Party 2004
    Home of Mike and JoAnn Arguelles

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2003<br>Home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar
    Family Christmas Party 2003
    Home of Mike and Rebecca Aguilar

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2002<br>Home of Rick and Bea Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2002
    Home of Rick and Bea Miccio

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2001, Home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 2001, Home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 2000<br>Home of Mike and JoAnn Arguelles
    Family Christmas Party 2000
    Home of Mike and JoAnn Arguelles

     
     
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    Christmas 1999
    Christmas 1999
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1998<br>Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer
    Family Christmas Party 1998
    Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer

     
     
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    Christmas 1997, Home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
    Christmas 1997, Home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1996<br>Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer
    Family Christmas Party 1996
    Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer

     
     
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    1993 Family Christmas Party at the home of Joe and Ruth Miccio
    1993 Family Christmas Party at the home of Joe and Ruth Miccio
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1992<br>Home of Angie Aguilar
    Family Christmas Party 1992
    Home of Angie Aguilar

     
     
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    Family Tree 1991
    Family Tree 1991
    Photos on painted wood tree, built by Michael John Arguelles in 1991 (Before the internet!) 
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1991<br>Home of Joe and Ruth Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 1991
    Home of Joe and Ruth Miccio

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1990<br>Home of Mike and Katherine Arguelles
    Family Christmas Party 1990
    Home of Mike and Katherine Arguelles

     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1989, home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
    Family Christmas Party 1989, home of Nick and Freeda Miccio
     
     
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    Family Christmas Party 1988<br>Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer
    Family Christmas Party 1988
    Home of Brad and Patty Pfeiffer

     
     

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