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  • Hello everybody, my name is Crown, and today were talking about Christmas!

  • It’s been a while since weve made a vlog, and since it’s Christmas and were at the end of the year.

  • Ta-da~

  • So, what is Christmas? As you can see, there’s the word Christ inside; therefore, the real meaning is, the Mass of Christ.

  • To put it more simply, it's the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth.

  • Every year on the 24 and 25 of December, we have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,

  • but actually in the States, Christmas season starts off fairly early.

  • So, today I’ve compiled 8 things that people in the United States do during the Christmas season, let’s get started!

  • Yay!~

  • 1 Shopping!

  • The Christmas shopping season starts a day after Thanksgiving in the States.

  • It’s the end of the year and here comes Christmas and New Year, what better things to do than some crazy holiday shopping?

  • But I guess it’s basically the same in every country.

  • 2 Santa Claus!

  • In the states, Santa Claus is a real big deal for the children.

  • A lot of Santas can be seen in department stores or communities

  • and the parents will bring their kids up to the Santa and let them sit on his lap.

  • Then the kids will tell Santa Claus what kind of presents they want this Christmas.

  • Children believe that the real Santa will come put presents under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve night,

  • then the next morning, on Christmas Day, they can go unwrap their Christmas presents.

  • 3 Greeting Cards!

  • I’m pretty sure that Taiwanese don’t have this trend to send greeting cards, but it’s a must-do tradition in the Western world.

  • Most of the time, a normal Christmas greeting card will be sent to your family and friends to let them know how youre doing lately.

  • Other times, they just send a family photo.

  • 4 Candy!

  • I love sweet things, chocolate, cake, candyyou name it.

  • So, one of my favorite things about Christmas is all the sweet things you can eat.

  • There’s the gingerbread man; there’s the homemade cookies with frostings;

  • and there’s the candy cane, which is the ultimate Christmas candy of all time.

  • Notice how the candy cane is shaped like...

  • well, a cane, of course.

  • That’s because it symbolizes a shepherd’s crook which is a reference to how Christ is our shepherd.

  • Also, if you turn it upside down, you can see that it’s the letter J, this is a reference to the first letter of the word Jesus.

  • 5 Food!

  • One of the must-have food for a Christmas meal is turkey.

  • That’s not a turkey! Alright, it’s a chicken, but I don’t have a turkey.

  • Is a turkey.

  • Americans eat turkey both for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I would say that turkey’s among the top choices for a celebration meal.

  • Besides turkey, the eggnog, also called egg milk punch, is also always enjoyed on a Christmas meal.

  • I’ve never had an eggnog before, but it’s a sweetened dairy-based beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs and alcohol.

  • 6 Caroling!

  • Christmas carols have always been a big part of this holiday. Children and adults alike all enjoy singing carols to celebrate this day.

  • People, especially Christians, will visit house to house caroling to spread the joy of Christmas.

  • 7 Stockings!

  • Stockings are something very important to the children because this is a container for their Christmas presents and candy.

  • Most of the time, well see stockings hung on a fireplace mantel or by bedposts and this will be done on Christmas Eve.

  • 8 Christmas Tree!

  • Last but not least, the Christmas tree. The tree is probably the most iconic item about Christmas.

  • If you see a pine tree, you would immediately think about Christmas.

  • The Christmas tree is all about the cute little ornaments you’d decorate it with, which are baubles, tinsels, and Christmas lights.

  • Also, decorating the tree is a perfect time to spend with your loved ones.

  • So, these are the eight things related to Christmas in the States, and though things are not that much different in Taiwan,

  • I still hope that you enjoyed this video and probably learnt something new.

  • A merry belated Christmas to you guys, if you like this video, please give it a thumbs up.

  • Although this is our last video for 2015, if you would like to see more awesome content in the future, click on the subscribe button right up there.

  • This is our last video, and this is my brother’s vidtalk show, which is also about Christmas, here’s our website.

  • Thank you for watching, as always, we had an awesome, awesome 2015 because of you guys and well catch you guys next year! :) See ya!

Hello everybody, my name is Crown, and today were talking about Christmas!

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