Brothers Carlos and Jorge Montalvo, along with Carlos's daughter Karla, beat on las plenas (drums) as they and other relatives sing traditional Puerto Rican, parrandas-style Christmas music in Carlos's living room on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2013. Jorge Montalvo and his brother Carlos came to York from Puerto Rico about 14 years ago, and have since lived in the city with their families. Every Christmas, their 12 other siblings and other relatives fly up from Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas to celebrate the holiday in a hotel ballroom that they rent to hold more than 100 people. The Montalvo brothers and their families also regularly gather at least twice a month for large family dinners featuring traditional Puerto Rican food. Chris Dunn Daily Record/Sunday News (Chris Dunn Daily Record/Sunday News)
Brothers Jorge and Carlos Montalvo and their families, who came to York from Puerto Rico about 14 years ago, gather for a large family dinner at least twice a month. Here, they enjoy dinner while celebrating Navidad (Christmas) a little early, on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
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