Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi, Bob the Canadian here! I thought it would be fun for you guys to learn a little bit more about Christmas, but to learn it from other people. So I made this sign, it says, “Hi! I make Youtube videos to help people learn English. I'm making one about Christmas! Would you like to be in it?” And I went down to the local grocery store and I stood outside for a few hours and I just asked other Canadians what they liked about Christmas. So in this video you'll learn some English from me, and you'll learn some English from some other Canadians at the same time. I hope you enjoy it! Hey thanks so much for watching this video if this is your first time here don't forget to click the subscribe button below and the bell notification icon, and don't forget to give me a thumbs up at some point during this video if it's helping you learn English. So like I said we're going to hear from a bunch of different Canadians telling you why they like Christmas. I hope you can understand someone speaking English who's not me. Let's get started. So I'm here today with... Alanna. Alanna, and Alanna what is one of your favourite things about Christmas? Of course getting together with family, with family awesome, and do you have any unique Christmas tradition? Our Christmas tradition as a family is on Christmas Eve we always watch, “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2”. So you watch a movie together, that's awesome. Thank you very much can you say, “Merry Christmas” Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you again. Hey, I'm here with… John John, and John I'm just going to ask you a couple of questions. What do you like about Christmas? The best part about Christmas is getting together with your family. Ah yes. It's not about the presents, it's about everybody being together. It's having a happy day. Yeah, having a happy day. Second question, does your family do anything fun, is there a tradition that you guys do for Christmas that's unique or just…. Nah, everybody usually comes to our house. My parents come down, in-laws come down, everybody comes to our house… Yep… make sure everybody's well fed. Big meal? All the fixins' Always all the fixin's. Very cool. Well thank you very much. Have a great day. No problem. Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas! Hey I'm here with… Carol. And she is going to answer a couple questions about Christmas. What do you like about Christmas? I love the lights, the twinkling lights, ah yes for sure, yes, and I just love that everyone is just usually so joyful, they are yes, and second question, does your family have any unique Christmas traditions? 00:02:56,160 --> 00:03:06,760 Well we celebrate the birth of Christ, so we often go to a Christmas Eve program, yep, we have a program at our church, is that like a Christmas concert? Yeah, we do a Christmas concert and, yeah, just the kids love to get together and sleep all together in the same room, for sure, right on the floor, yeah, and just things like that. Christmas Eve type stuff. Family. Very much family. Yeah. Awesome. Thank you very much. Hey I'm here today with… Carla. Carla, Hi Carla. Could you tell us what do you like about Christmas? I like being with family and celebrating and opening presents. Oh presents, yeah, we didn't have anyone say that one yet, so family and presents and is there a Christmas tradition that you guys celebrate? That you could tell us about? We make gingerbread cookies, oh gingerbread cookies, that's awesome. Well thank you so much, can you say, “Merry Christmas” “Merry Christmas” Thank you, have a great day! Ok, so I'm here again with… James. James. Or Pastor James. James what's your favourite thing about Christmas. Christmas is family. Enjoying family time. Ah yes, and anything else? Yeah, well for us Christmas time is when we get together have Pepsi and cake. That's it. Very fun. And do you have any unique Christmas traditions? Ah, unique Christmas tradition? Nope. Just get together with family. So lots of time with family. Family and friends. Awesome. Could you say, “Merry Christmas” to everyone. Merry Christmas to you and may you know the reason for the season which is Jesus Christ. Awesome. Thank you very much. Have a good day. So I'm here with… Julia. Julia and Julia what do you like about Christmas. I like that we get to get to get together with our families, yes, and sing songs all together and everything. Cool. And do you have any unique Christmas traditions. Every Sunday, like twice, two weeks before Christmas we'll get together and sing German Christmas songs and English Christmas songs, as advent. Awesome, very very cool. Can you say Merry Christmas to everyone that's watching? Merry Christmas! Thank you very much. So I'm here with… I'm Cassandra. Cassandra, and Cassandra what do you like about Christmas? Well one thing I like about Christmas is that all of our family, extended family, gets together. This year we're actually hosting Christmas for the first time. Oh fun. We're expecting 35 to 40 people. That's a lot of people. All from one side of the family. Oh man! Yes. And do you have a favourite Christmas tradition? Well, I guess our Christmas tradition is that we would get up in the morning and would make cinnamon rolls. Oh fun. So we'd all open up presents together and then eat cinnamon rolls. Oh that must smell nice and taste nice. Yes! Well thank you very much, can you just say, “Merry Christmas” to everyone who's watching. Merry Christmas! And thanks again. You're welcome. Hey, so I'm here with…Bill. And what do you like about this time of year? Oh, we celebrate the winter solstice. Oh yes, cool. The rebirth of the sun. Yeah. So it's like, a style of pagan new year. And Festival of Yule. Oh very cool. And spending it with all our family, friends, and a big feast. Oh yeah, and what, do you have any kind of special food when you eat? Ham. Ham. Very cool, very cool. And can you just say hi to everyone who's watching. Hello everybody! Thank you very much. Thank you. That was awesome man, thanks. Hey I'm here with… Richard. Richard, and Richard what do you like about Christmas? I like Christmas just for the food, and the family, and the time off from work. Awesome. And do you have a Christmas tradition? So every year at Christmas we usually, we get these oven mitts and we get a game gift, and we have to wrap it in all this tape and you have to get through the layers, With the oven mitts? with the oven mitts on. So it's usually about the whole family and everyone's got to put an oven mitt on, you gotta try and try and pass it. You get five seconds and you got to pass it you got to pass it, and eventually you get to a prize. Eventually you get to a prize and then at the end of it everyone has a game gift that they brought and then you can choose who gets to open the first gift and then you get to trade it off for other gifts. Very very cool. And then lastly can you just a say Merry Christmas to everyone who's watching. Merry Christmas to everybody who's watching and have a Happy New Year! Thank you very much. No problem. Thank you. See you. Take care. So I'm here with… Chad. Chad, and Chad what do you like about Christmas? My favourite part of Christmas is spending time with my friends and family. Oh yes, and do you have a Christmas tradition? Something that's unique? Not really. I just, I enjoy making gifts for people, so I usually spend quite a bit of my December month making gifts for people. That's really really cool. What are some of the kinds of things you make? Usually just art, usually do flowers or other things. Very very cool. And could you just say Merry Christmas to everyone who's watching. Merry Christmas! Thank you very much. That's awesome man. Have a good day. So I'm here with… Christine. And Christine what is something you like about Christmas? One of the things I love about Christmas is how very very friendly people are, they make the extra effort to get out and say hello to someone, and there's extra courtesy, they're extra polite, and people have a general feeling of warmth and towards each other. Just happiness? Happiness. Yeah, and do you celebrate any specific Christmas tradition? Just mostly making a point, I'm not sure just what you mean by tradition, but making a point to get out and see those family members that we don't normally get to see during the year. So that was probably one of our main ones. Awesome. And if you could just say Merry Christmas to everybody. Ok Merry Christmas to everyone. And thank you again. Thank you! So I'm here with… Ferdinand. Ferdinand. And Brenda. And Brenda. And what do you guys like about Christmas? It's really for me it's really a time about getting together with the kids and family and the grandkids. Lots of food and I'm not supposed to have sweets, but I fall off the wagon. And the same for you? Yes, but also of course the celebration of the birth of Jesus. And do you have any Christmas traditions? They have evolved over the years. They're different. When the kids were younger we would, my background is German and Polish, and we would do midnight mass, and then open the presents when we come home from church. Cool. And now the kids are older, we no longer do that, but we still have Christmas, Christmas day. Yes, we're all together with our children and grandchildren and that's the important thing. And lastly, can you just say Merry Christmas to everyone. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas everybody. Have a wonderful time. Joyeux Noël! Yeah, thank you very much. Oh you're very welcome. That's awesome. So I'm here with… Andrew. Andrew, and Andrew why do you like Christmas? I like Christmas cuz exams are over and I'm back in Grimsby. So you're a student. Yeah. So you're on a Christmas Break right now. Yeah I'm on a Christmas break. That's really awesome. Do you do any Christmas traditions? We like to order on Christmas eve, we order Chinese food from the place downtown. Very very cool. Well thanks a lot. Can you just say Merry Christmas to whoever is watching this later. Merry Christmas. Thanks a lot eh, have a good day. So I'm here with… Andrew. Andrew. Andrew how are you doing? I think the last person was named Andrew, oh really? actually. And what do you like about Christmas? I just like getting together with the family and enjoying good times together you know. And do you have any specific Christmas traditions? We do the turkey dinner at one of the family member's. And then before that I'll go to the cemetery and visit my mom and dad. That's what I'm here for, I bought a nice little wreath… for sure. And could you just say Merry Christmas to everyone who'll be watching this later. Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a great time. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thanks. Yeah have a good day. Ok, so I'm here with... Shelly Shelly. And Shelly, what do you like about Christmas? Everything. Everything about Christmas. Everything! Everything. Everything about Christmas. All the craziness. All the wonderfulness. Cool. All the family. And do you have any specific traditions that you have?