MLB.com: What are you asking for this year?
Jay: I don't really ask for much. I do much more giving these days.
Our biggest celebration is on the 24th. We have a Cuban tradition; we celebrate Christmas Eve. It's called Noche Buena. We cook a pig, so we'll be doing that with my family at my grandparents' house.
MLB.com: What's your favorite Christmas memory from when you were a kid?
Jay: I think every Christmas was fun, getting all geared up, waiting for the gifts under the Christmas tree. I don't have one specific one. I think every Christmas was good.
MLB.com: What's your favorite holiday-time food or drink?
Jay: My favorite is the Cuban tradition. We cook the pig, and I really enjoy eating the pig with the traditional rice and beans, especially since nowadays I tend to stay away from that kind of food.
MLB.com: You're from Florida -- have you ever had a white Christmas?
Jay: Never had a white Christmas. We usually have a sunny Christmas around here.
MLB.com: Do you prefer traditional carols or modern rock and pop holiday songs?
Jay: I'm not really into either, but I like traditional carols more.
MLB.com: Is this a big vacation time of year for you?
Jay: I usually stay home and hang out with family. I like to get away a few days after Christmas, do a little traveling. This year, I'm going down to the Florida Keys. I'm heading down the 28th, and I'll spend New Year's down there.
MLB.com: So that means you won't be going to Miami's bowl game?
Jay: No, I won't be going, but I'll be glued to a TV.
Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Obviously, You're Not a Golfer and follow him on Twitter at @MatthewHLeach. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.