PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World For this Venezuelan, Christmas isn't Christmas without hallaca Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/695961/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend In our search for holiday traditions outside the United States, we came across a Venezuelan staple. It's called hallaca, and it's similar to a Mexican tamale.