Where to Get Your Christmas Tamales

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Mijita's tamales. Photo: Frankie Frankeny

Christmas in the Mission is all about tamales, and this is the time of year when people get very passionate about who makes the most perfect masa. La Palma Mexica-tessen is where all the Mission mamas in the know go to buy their masa for homemade tamales, but for those of you who don't plan to D.I.Y., here's a roundup of all your other best tamale options.