The Villanueva family is going all out for the tot's first holiday season

By Patrick Gomez
December 09, 2015 07:20 PM
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It’s Christmas time at the Villanueva household, and the family is going all out for baby Mateo’s first holiday season.

Jane the Virgin‘s holiday episode airs Monday, and PEOPLE has an exclusive First Look photo of Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and her family getting into the festive spirit.

As for Rodriguez herself, she’s looking forward to spending the holidays with her real family, who she says have now all moved from the Chicago area to Los Angeles.

“I have always been really close with my family. They are the freaking best,” Rodriguez, 31, tells PEOPLE of her parents and two older sisters. “Even though I didn’t like my sisters too much growing up, my parents were like, ‘You must love each other.’ And that’s very true.”

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“Our parents really hit home about how important it is to be good to your family. And they weren’t wrong,” continues Rodriguez, 31, who will serve as a judge for the upcoming Moët Moment Film Festival. “They’re who are there for you through thick and thin. Having them here is remarkable. I have built-in friends!”

Jane the Virgin airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on The CW.

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