It's that time of year when many Americans turn to time-honored traditions of Christmas carols, eggnog and kissing under the mistletoe.
In our search for holiday traditions outside the US, we came across a Venezuelan tradition: Hallaca.
Resembling tamales, hallaca is a staple of Venezuelan Christmas.
It's only made during the holiday, says Juan Freitez Mora, a Venezuelan documentary filmmaker. Preparing it is an all-day affair.