Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (festive music) - Hi we're Joel and Lia. - And, welcome back to Vlogmas. Today's video is 21 things British people do but only when it's Christmas time. - Yup, so some people might've read this title wrong, like I did when I saw this article. - How'd you read it? - That things only British people do at Christmas. And, that's not what it is, it's things that only British people do when it's Christmas. - Okay, got it, yeah, yeah, yeah. - So, it might also be Americans, Canadians, Italians, whatever, you guys might do it as well. But, it's things that people only do when it's Christmas. - Okay. - So, the first one that this article on the Mirror says that we do when it's Christmas, is we light our homes like the Blackpool illuminations, inside and out. And, there's always one neighbor who takes it way too far. - There is, I've been Googling actually like pictures of like bad decorations, and also pictures of incredible decorations. - Why, for inspo? - Just for like I was thinking we could also do a video on like American versus English decorations. - Yeah. - Because Americans go so far with their decor. - Yeah. - Decor. And, Brits just get is so wrong. Like, it's like literally just these really crappy like little stringy lights. My mom's done it, we've all done bad Christmas lights. - Yeah, we all do it. - We've all done it. - Also, isn't the most fun part of Christmas lights, going up, driving round where you live, and judging people based on their taste. Me and my family would do it. - Honestly it's so funny. - We'll be driving past and be like oh, look at that house. Why on earth have they done that? - (Lia) Yeah, that's amazing. - (Joel) It is so good. - So, the second one is like comedy Christmas jumpers. I don't know if you guys have this, I don't know where you're watching from. But, they'll be like Christmas jumper day at work, and everyone's gonna wear like the ugliest Christmas jumper ever. - Yeah, and it's suddenly socially acceptable to wear those jumpers out in public. You can be nipping to the shops and it's fine if you're in a Christmas jumper. - In fact, like you get more smiles, everyone's just like, oh, feeling festive. It's really good. - It's so good. In fact I was watching Zoella's Vlogmas from last year, and it was the last day of Vlogmas on Christmas Eve, and she was like, oh no, I'm really gonna miss like just not thinking about what I'm gonna wear when I wake up. 'Cause, everyday until Christmas I've just woken up, grabbed a Christmas jumper, and put it on. And, I was like, that's so true. It's just a really easy way to get dressed every morning. - Yeah. - Chuck a Christmas jumper on. - Jeans and a Christmas jumper. Maybe a little layer underneath. - Yeah. - I've not brought mine today. - No. - But, you guys will see it in vlogs, and also like throwback to John Lear 2015. - Yeah. - Sitting on that, the brick wall, with our Christmas jumpers. - On the sofa, yeah, in our Christmas jumpers. Eating food, of course we were. - Throwback. Cheers Joel, cheers to us, and cheers to the Christmas spirit. Cheers to having best friends in each other. - In each other, and in Prosecco. - Cheers. - Prosecco is also one of my best friends. That's why we're lonely. Okay, so the third one is that, this is kind of an obvious one. - Oh yeah? - That only at Christmas time do we go hunting for the perfect Christmas tree. - Something your family do, don't they? - Yeah. - They love, don't you have like make an occasion of it. - Yeah, well it's normally me and my dad, and we go and find, we have a live Christmas tree. We have one fake in the hallway, and then we have a live Christmas tree. - Live, I love it, it's live. - A real Christmas tree. - Live one. - In the conservatory. So, we go hunting for the perfect one. Last year it took us four trips to find like the perfect tree. - What sort of trees do you find along the way? Just like not the right shape? - They're too small, or there's different breeds. So, there's a certain breed of tree that we like, 'cause it looks good. We normally go for like an eight foot one, I think. - Yeah. - And, sometimes they're too small or too big. It really just needs to full, you know, a fat Christmas tree. - Yeah. And like, was it about a year ago, we partnered with Celebrations. - Yeah. - And you did a picture of your tree in the conservatory, with like Celebrations at the bottom. - Yeah, it was so nice. - Beautiful tree. - I love it. But yeah, do you get an artificial one? - Yeah, we do. I'd love to have a real one this year though. I need to convince dad or mom. I just, someone get a real tree in my family, will you guys? Come on, up your game. - Have you seen some of the gross ones that are Christmas tree upside down? Someone has tried to make it a trendy thing. - Oh no. - Where it goes that shape, instead of the classic. So, it's a fake one that goes like that. - Oh no. - Awful. - I don't know, luckily my mom's not heard of that, so. - No, no. - Mom. - Mom, please no. - Please no. But, this year we've got our Christmas tree up here guys. - Yeah, here it is. - So, we've gone for tall and skinny. - Yeah, 'cause we're, it's a skinny legend tree. (laughing) It's a tree for skinny legends, so. - Next one is to just cover the said Christmas tree with as many decorations as it can hold. So, I'm talking like stuff you made when you were four years old at school. Stuff, just anything. - Yeah, anything. - Just stuff, just throw it. - Or you've just gone to a garden center and you've found one bauble that you really like. - That's going on there. - And, you're just like, put it on the tree. - And also like, pole position on the tree. So like, mom will be like no, I want my Fortnum and Mason like baubles there, and then I'm like, no, but my thing has to go front and center. - Yeah, that's mine. I always take charge of decorating our Christmas tree. So, I'm going home next week to do it. - They've got Joel home to do the tree. - Yeah, I always do. But, you know what, my mom always goes in after me and moves stuff. She's like, you've put those baubles too close together. Or she's like, you've put two gold baubles next to each other, it has to be like gold and a red, not gold or-- - I think, I yeah, I agree with that. - Yeah, really. Yeah. - Yeah. You've got quite a good eye for. - Well no, I agree as well. When she points it out, I'm like, yeah, why did I do that? But, I just love that my mom's like, no Joel, you do it, you do it, it's your Christmas, you do it. And then, I'll do it, come back in. - She corrects it. - And she's like moving baubles around. - She just wants to have you home. - Yeah, I know, that's it. Debbie, sneaky. - She's like, oh glad I got Joel home. - Sneaky little woman. But, do you never decorate your tree? - Yeah I do. - Oh, okay. - But, it's not like a big deal. Usually I'll get home and it's been done. Or like, I can chip in on it. But yeah, like when we were younger we'd just be like, who's gonna put the, what's gonna go on top this year. - Did you fight with brother John about who could put the thing on the top of the tree? - No, we've never fought. - Oh, never fought, ever. - No, me and my brother don't fight. No. - Fighting, not me. - Mom's like, some people would say I'm incorrectly 'cause I've put Father Christmas at top this year, and I'm not-- - Oh no, go for it. - Yeah, you go. I'm like, go for it Hon. - You go for it. - Go for it Jo-Jo, do what you want. - You just live your true self babe. Like, she's like, yeah, I know a lot of people would have a problem with this but I'm just doing me. - Absolutely not. - And, I'm like, you just do you Hon. - You do you. Christmas is a time for you. - For you. - And everyone else. - And everyone else. We have like chocolates hanging on our tree and stuff. So, there's always like, so as soon as I go in, I check out the tree and I'm like, right, what's going, we've got caramel, got this, got Dairy Milk. Like, so there'll always be chocolatey things hanging. - As a dog owner, we can't do that 'cause Oscar would like try and get it. - Oh yeah. - Or jump up at the tree. - Oh my gosh, you can't, you can't. - No. - You can't just have like a bowl of chocolates lying around? - No, well we can do. We will if they're wrapped up. - Okay. - But you can't just have anything laying about, 'cause Oscar will eat them. - Oh Oscar. - Oscar. Oh, so leading on, like Oscar. - Yeah. - This is the time of the year that we'll give our pets a Christmas makeover. - Okay. - So, Oscar does have a Christmassy costume. I don't think we've, I think we might've chucked it away. But, he did have like a Santa coat. - Oh, is that his present? - Yeah, and every year we get him presents. He has his own little stocking. So, all of us will buy a present for Oscar. So, we'll have five presents, and we open them. - Have you got him anything this year yet? - Not this year, not so far. I will. - You have to get something good Joel.