Tamale Dinner- Xmas Eve, side ideas NEEDED!

I will be making a tamale dinner and hosting a south of the border themed Christmas eve this year. I wanted to mix up tradition and try something new for my family! My mother will be hosting a very traditional Christmas dinner the following night, but Xmas eve is going to be una fiesta! I live in CA so getting nearly any ingredient is no problem, but I need help with ideas for side dishes. Of course mexican rice and both refried and black beans, but what else (?!), I need either a salad or veggie side and something else that is fun and festive.
All suggestions welcome! Gracias! :)

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