The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve
- List Price: $30.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780195115024
- ISBN10: 0195115023
Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.