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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.
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