Your favorite 90 Day Fiance families revealed their favorite moments from holidays past! Click through to see their festive throwback photos and find out about their plans for this year’s celebrations.
Get in the Holiday Spirit with These Festive 90 Day Fiance Throwbacks
Jovi & Yara
Everyone dressed up in red and white, even baby Mylah for her first Christmas.
“In America, it is such a different Christmas from in Ukraine. In Ukraine, we celebrate Christmas for 3 days. We go to visit all of our family in different houses over these 3 days. I actually like American-style Christmas better,” shared Yara.
“My favorite Christmas memory was waking up one morning with a big surprise. I first thought I didn’t have so many gifts, but little did I know, my mom and dad had a 4-wheeler and a dirt bike outside for my brother and me. It was the coolest gift ever as a child. We always get the family together to play games and have a good time on Christmas Eve. I hope to share some special moments for Christmas this year with Mylah, as it is looking like I am scheduled to be home for Christmas. I think she is finally at an age where she will enjoy opening her gifts,” says Jovi.
David & Annie
“One of our best Christmas memories that Annie and I had was in China as everyone was shopping because of the sales. They don’t celebrate Christmas, but December 25th is a big shopping day! Our other holiday tradition is that we travel,” David shared.
Annie posed in front of their colorful Christmas tree.
David and Annie make every moment beautiful, especially the holidays.
Loren & Alexei
“We’re Jewish so Christmas has always been a movie and Chinese food. This year is going to be our best year and craziest year yet I’m sure, as a party of 5,” says Loren.
Alexei shared, “The holiday traditions are similar, I think no matter religion or country it’s all about getting the family together and eating good. What surprised me about America though is the amount of shopping, it’s a whole different ball game here.”
Jenny & Sumit
“Festival days are going on. Recently we celebrated a lot of Hindu traditional rituals and festivals, for example. We celebrated Karva Chauth. On this day, wives do fasting and pray for their husband’s long life, and eat after seeing the moon at night.
And being part of Dussehra. Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is one of the biggest festivals observed by the Hindu community in the country. It is celebrated at the end of Navratri, on account of which the date changes every year. Under the Hindu calendar’s month of Kartik, this festival will be observed on the 10th day of this month,” says Sumit.
He added, “We celebrate India’s biggest festival, Diwali. It’s a festival of lights. Jenny told me Christmas and the Diwali celebration are similar. Just like, markets become so active. Shopping, house decor, lights, candles, new clothes for Diwali prayers.”
“My favorite Christmas memories are when my kids were young. Waking up in the morning and watching them open gifts. I really love all the lights and decorations. We have that here in India as well but it’s called Diwali.
Hope you all have a merry Christmas there. Our first Christmas together here in India, we put up a tree with decorations and lights and we still do put up a tree. We buy each other gifts as well, but we do that all year long, plus we travel to different states here in India. We just came back from Mumbai recently,” Jenny explained.
Jenny added, “On the first Christmas we celebrated together, we had a big party here at our house. What a big mess that was next day, so now we just celebrate together — us alone.”
“We have already bought gifts for family.”
Ed & Liz
A kiss in the snow!
Liz says, “My favorite Christmas memory is when I was about 7 and I got a bike for Christmas. I’ve always wanted a bike. Everyone else in my family who were children had bikes, but me. I remember running to my grandma and grandpa hugging them and didn’t even finish eating my Christmas dinner because I was to excited to ride my bike. I’m working on trying to surprise my grandparents for Christmas. No one really celebrates the holidays anymore in my family. What’s most important to me is spending as much time with my grandparents as they are getting older.”
Ed and Liz enjoying a night out during the holidays.
“One of my favorite Christmases was with Liz last year and Ryleigh [Liz’s daughter] here in California,” says Ed.
Bilal & Shaeeda
Shaeeda said, “What surprised me the most about Christmas in the USA is how similar it is celebrated back home in Trinidad; food, feast, music, gifts, and big energy. The big surprise was the cold weather. Christmas season is normally hot weather back home.”
Caesar recalls, “When I was a kid I would put my shoes in front of the door and leave them there. Normally I would put them on the shoe rack, but for Christmas, I would put them in front of the door and money would be in my shoe in the morning, and we were way too poor to have a Christmas tree, so my mother and my aunts put my presents in front of the door.”
“My favorite Christmas memory is when I was like 10 or 11 years old. We were going through a really hard time financially and Christmas wasn’t as extravagant as we were used to. That year, my mom got gifts for my brother and my sister and myself from the dollar store, but it was so many cool little toys and we were so grateful! My mom was worried it wasn’t gonna be enough but we were all so happy,” Tiffany says.
Veronica recalls, “My favorite Christmas memory is when I was 5. We were hosting a huge Noche Buena celebration at my parents house with all the extended family (probably 50-75 people) and my dad dressed up as Santa, no one but me realized it was him so he gave me an extra present from the sack to keep the secret.”