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  • -Today we're talking about Christmas! -Ho ho ho! Let's talk about that vid!

  • Merry Christmas! -You're watching VidTalk on VoiceTube TV. I'm JR. -I'm Ray.

  • And apparently you're stuck with us here on Christmas eve because you don't know where to go! You weren't invited to a Christmas eve party! Weren't you?

  • Just like us. But it's a privilege for us to be here with you guys, to have you.

  • -And Christmas. This is a cultural phenomenon, this is a beloved holiday. -All around the world. -That's right, especially in the United States.

  • This is a time for family to be reunited, for hearts to be melted, for presents to be given.

  • -Why are you getting so sentimental? -It's just Christmas! It's the Christmas season.

  • It's sort of like our Chinese New Year when people gather round. And they have two weeks of vacation.

  • Yeah, very long vacation.

  • So it's kinda fun during Christmas time. When we were kids in the United States, I grew up in Massachusetts.

  • We would have Santa Claus actually coming into our community. And he would come in a police car.

  • There would be rangers, those police officers on horseback. They would escort santa to our community, who would give out candy.

  • -Those candy canes? -Those red and white candy canes.

  • And there are presents, candies, so we'd always love santa, but we always knew that it was somebody pretending to be santa.

  • We didn't really fall for the santa thing.

  • But then in Taiwan we don't really celebrate as much, we don't have a holiday on Christmas.

  • That's true. It's getting weaker and weaker I think now, we used to have vacation. It was called Constitution Day.

  • -But we haven't had that for years. -Yeah we got rid of that. -Christmas is getting boring here in Taiwan.

  • But we definitely retained the commercial part of Christmas. Everywhere you go, you see discounts, sales. It's Christmas, you gotta buy something.

  • That's how the Christmas spirit lives on here in Taiwan. That is crazy.

  • But anyways here today on the show, we do have some fun facts about Christmas, because you probably don't know as much as you need to know about Christmas.

  • To leave out all the sales and discounts, this is some real facts about Christmas and this is a game called Fact or Fake.

  • It's time for our Fact or Fake challenge and today I'm challenging Ray again to the game. Last week we were tied with the Star Wars game.

  • That was a close one by the way.

  • But today's Christmas (eve), and with the love of God, I just might win.

  • So here it goes! I got five questions about Christmas, Christmas trivia. It's very meaningful actually, well I think so.

  • -We'll see about that. -Yeah let's see how much you know about Christmas. You can play along with us too, watching this video.

  • So here it goes, question number one. Now you know the abbreviation for Christmas right?

  • X and then a mas? Well it's still pronounced Christmas though. A lot of people say X'mas, that's not true. It's Christmas.

  • But the letter X in Christmas was used since the mid 1500s to wash out Christ in the religious meaning to Christmas.

  • It's just that we don't know nowadays.

  • To wash out Christ? I know mas that means the birth of. So Christmas that's the birth of Christ basically.

  • -But what was the time period? -Around the 1500s. -Around the 1500s, I think people were still pretty devout in the 1500s.

  • -Why would they wanna wash out Christ? I'm gonna go with fake on this one. Yeah. -Not gonna change? Really? -Yup. Fake.

  • Ooh! I hate it when that happens. You're right. X is a greek word, a greek vocabulary.

  • And it stands for Christos, which is Christ. It's just abbreviation for Christ.

  • So that's basically the same thing.

  • And mas as you said is birth. The birth of Christ. So X'mas is pronounced "Christmas". Yeah it is a fake.

  • Okay question number two. According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 foot,

  • which is around sixty seven meters, Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950.

  • -Wait, six point seven meters? -No, sixty seven. -Sixty seven meters! I thought you said six point seven meters. That's how many stories high?

  • -That's incredibly high. -That is really high. -And it's displayed when? When was it displayed? -It was displayed in 1950.

  • 1950, okay. You gave me a lot of details including like the species of the tree, the height, so I would think to this amount of detail.

  • It would be true. But then, I think you would like, tweak the numbers so that it's fake. Because it sounds so true.

  • -You always think of me as evil. -Because it sounds so true, I'm gonna say this is fake.

  • And I think, I think it's 100% fake. Judging by the characteristics and personality of my beloved partner right here.

  • This is definitely fake.

  • Well I gotta tell you, you've got me totally wrong! It's true!

  • -What! -Why would you think of me that way? I'm an honest person.

  • -No he's not. -Yeah, yes I am. -That is the first time he... -This is what we say in Chinese "聰明反被聰明誤"

  • Okay, whatever. So this is true?

  • So it is true. It was displayed at the North Gate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.

  • -Yes it's 221 feet tall. That's a big Christmas tree. -Yeah that is really big. I would love to climb that.

  • -And fall to your death? -To die on Christmas? It's worth it.

  • Alright question number three. Currently it's tied one to one. Question number three.

  • -The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and... -Gold.

  • Okay, you're right, the three colors. But that's not the question. Green is the symbol for peace, red is the symbol for love, and gold is the symbol for eternity.

  • This is hard. Isn't red for the blood of Christ? Well you could argue that the blood of Christ equals to love.

  • Green is peace. I'm pretty sure green is peace. Gold... for eternity. Not sure about that one...

  • I'm gonna go... I think I'm going to stick to a theme here. Last time I went with all trues. This time I'm gonna go with all fakes.

  • Yeah this is fake, for some reason that is unknown to me.

  • You're gonna leave this to probability. To chance?

  • -So the answer is... -Fake! -You're right! -Yes! I think this is a good strategy. Sticking to one plan.

  • -So what is it, what are the three colors? -Okay so the three colors stand for green is actually a symbol of life and rebirth.

  • -Oh so it's not peace? I thought it was the olive branch that the pigeon carries. -No it's life and rebirth.

  • Red symbolizes, yes, the blood of Christ. And gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

  • -Okay that makes sense. -So you got that right.

  • You twisted all three. So this is... you can't get more fake than this. Every one of them is wrong.

  • Yeah, every one of them is wrong. It would be too tricky if I just changed one, you would complain to me.

  • -Okay yeah, that is true. -You would be a whiner.

  • -Good I got two now. -Two against one. -Confidence, confidence. -Erase it erase it. -Stop.

  • Alright question number four, my turn I'm choking on my own saliva.

  • Okay question number four, according to data, which is analyzed by Facebook.

  • Two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up.

  • -Drawing from my own experience. -True? -I think this is true. -Really? -I think this is true?

  • -That really happened to you? -No not to me personally. -You said according to your experience. -I should not have said that.

  • -But I think that is true. -Why, what's your logic behind this.

  • Some friends of my friends of my friend, that happened to them.

  • -But wouldn't that be cruel? Like it's Christmas time and you break up two weeks before that? -But maybe people see other options.

  • -The essence of people are cruel. -I think it's true.

  • -You said you're gonna go with all fake. -Yeah but with this one, I have a hunch that this is true. Because drawing from my friend's friend's friend's experience.

  • I would say that it is true. Not my own experience, my friend's friend's friend. Yup.

  • -You down with this answer? -Yes. -I wanna leave.

  • -Oh! You lost! You lost already. I'm right! -It is true!

  • Couples do tend to break up two weeks before Christmas. However, on Christmas day, this is the day that the least couples break up. On Christmas day itself.

  • And also I think there's a logic behind this. Two weeks before, so this is the time where you'll be distant... you'll be really far away from each other

  • because you'll be going back home. So you'll want to break it off before that.

  • Hey, let's break up before Christmas, just suck it up. You've got two weeks.

  • Okay, even though it's cruel. It's true. And that's a cruel fact for me too cause I lost the game.

  • -Well we didn't say that we're gonna have a punishment. -It's Christmas right? No punishments.

  • -Let's just be merciful. I'm a merciful lord. -That's blasphemy!

  • Alright we're just kidding, let's go to the video for today. And after that we've got your challenge of the week.

  • This is a very interesting video, because we've just talked about Santa Claus, we know that they are not really real.

  • But these are grown-up adults, and they still believe the existence of Santa.

  • So let's hear what these crazy people have to say about Santa.

  • It's kind of awkward.

  • I'm twenty seven years old.

  • I'm twenty five years old.

  • I'm thirty years old, and I still believe in Santa.

  • The one thing that proved it beyond a doubt for me there was...

  • I live just but with a lot of snow, have a very big yard and I remember one Christmas we woke up, and I don't know why we went outside.

  • We had to go outside for something, and in the middle of my yard was a giant slay track and in front of that was reindeer hoof prints.

  • and like three feet away from any directions whatsoever so you had to like fly into the middle of the air.

  • The only explanation's flying into the middle of my yard, and landing.

  • Obviously we would do the mall. Santa Claus would go, and we would tell Santa what we wanted for Christmas.

  • And there's one time when Santa called my dad by name. And he said "Chris, good to see ya!"

  • And we were all like "Dad! how did he... how did he know your name?" He was like "The magic of Christmas!" He remembers.

  • So that was a really interesting video, it kind of convinced me that Santa is kinda real? Maybe?

  • I think they're daydreaming, definitely daydreaming. Or they're high.

  • So we want to challenge you with one sentence, one phrase and today the sentence is:

  • The one thing that proved it beyond a doubt for me.

  • So here this guy he's talking about how he is sure Santa exists.

  • Like the reindeers landed in his front yard, with foot prints and all that.

  • So we're looking at "beyond a doubt" here. JR, what does that mean, "beyond a doubt".

  • Beyond a doubt, simply said is 無庸置疑

  • That is right. That's a good saying in Chinese. But what is "a doubt"?

  • Adele is a singer who just released the single called "Hello".

  • No! Not Adele! A "doubt"! Doubt doubt doubt.

  • -A doubt is 疑慮 疑惑. -Right.

  • So beyond a doubt that means we're going beyond it, we're looking past it. So we don't have any doubt.

  • That means beyond a doubt. So make a sentence with beyond a doubt.

  • Okay let me give you an example right here. You can say "Beyond a doubt, VidTalk is my favorite show.

  • You cannot make this sentence because I made it. I called it first. Make something else.

  • So make a sentence, leave it in the comment sections below and you might see it in our next episode.

  • -That is correct, and... -That is a wrap for VidTalk today.

  • Hey I got a special announcement for everybody. It's Christmas time, at the end of the year we do something special.

  • And that something special is: It's the end of the season.

  • Yeah, so we've always planned VidTalk to be in seasons. So every season would comprise of ten episodes.

  • -And this is actually the tenth episode of VidTalk. -Surprise.

  • So before we plunge into the second season we would really like to hear from you guys. Your feedback, your suggestions, your comments, what do you think of the show.

  • So if you have anything to say to us, please email this following address.

  • Whether if it's to JR, to me, or to the VoiceTube team, we would like to hear from you and make it a better show for you guys before we start season two.

  • So it has been a great run with you guys for these ten episodes. Always having you commenting and sharing fun stuff with us.

  • We had a blast. We had a good time, so unfortunately we're gonna take a wrap right now, because we are going on our Christmas break,

  • which is a good thing for us, cause we're gonna be all energized and refreshed when we come back.

  • And when we do come back, we do expect you to be here as usual.

  • -Once again it's me JR, -I'm Ray. -And we'll talk to you next season.

-Today we're talking about Christmas! -Ho ho ho! Let's talk about that vid!

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VidTalk //クリスマスについての楽しい事実 (VidTalk // Fun Facts About Christmas)

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