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  • It's Christmas time, and the world's biggest celebration is underway.

  • In this episode, you'll see how we celebrate Christmas here in Japan.

  • Welcome to Life in Japan!

  • (Life in Japan Theme Music)

  • Is this Santa's workshop here?

  • Seth, we gotta get this on video because... Ah, you're going to be famous!

  • He has the best Christmas sweater I've yet seen.

  • "Oh, Snap!"

  • You guys look great! Little shepherds, huh?

  • Awe-some!

  • And an angel Anna.

  • Beautiful angel Anna.

  • OK everyone, if I could please have your attention. All the children. And Josiah and Daichi.

  • I need all my shepherds and sheep to be here in front.

  • My angels, you all need to be kneeling down right here in front.

  • See that man in the black shirt? Wave your hand.

  • Look at him. I want you standing, looking at him.

  • OK

  • Our Christmas celebrations this year started off at Paz Coffee Shop,

  • Sunday morning we had a special Christmas drama, telling the true story of Christmas,

  • the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • The kids were so adorable, all dressed up as shepherds and sheep to react the story of the very first Christmas.

  • Some kids were even bribed into singing extra loud by letting them open an early Christmas gift that evening.

  • Mario Kart on the big screen! Look at these guys playing! I love it!

  • The drinks today were free for Christmas!

  • That evening we had our first Candlelight Christmas Service full of beautiful Christmas music and a word about Christmas.

  • The lights went out as we lit each other's candles.

  • What a special, unforgettable moment it was.

  • So Becksteryou're in the nice warm spot, huh? Oh!

  • Did you just have too much coffee yesterday?

  • Yeah? Couldn't sleep well last night?

  • Christmas Eve! Yeah! We get home early, and what are we going to do?

  • After we eat, we're going to open our stockings.

  • Here we go!

  • Uh! The girlfriend's doing some fried chicken!

  • This little guy knows what a camera is, that's for sure.

  • Hello everybody! Today I am going to talk about... Christmas!

  • Yeah!

  • Everybody thinks it's just about presents and stuff and decorations but...

  • The true story is that it's Jesus' birthday!

  • And on Jesus' birthday, there was a huge star.

  • And that's why there's a star on a Christmas tree.

  • Except there's an angel on ours.

  • Yeah, there's an angel. Sometimes there's a star, right?

  • He was born in a manger, so that's why we decorate...

  • Um, Daddy, behind you...

  • a manger.

  • Bye bye.

  • Oh, this is a squishy chair!

  • It's a... oh my goodness! It's Joshua?!

  • I was sitting on you?!

  • OK, let's read. We're going to read the story of Christmas and then we're going to open our stockings, OK everybody?

  • Are you excited to open the stockings, Joshua?

  • Yes!

  • "And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born."

  • "She gave birth to her first born son..."

  • "She wrapped him snuggly..."

  • "She wrapped him snuggly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger because there was no lodging available for them..."

  • "Away in a manger, no crib for a bed. The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head."

  • "The stars in the sky looked down where He lay. The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay."

  • OK, everyone in the living room!

  • Let's hurry, Dude! We're going to open the stockings!

  • Here's our stockings! Let me tell you something...

  • No peeking.

  • Don't look. Everybody, don't look.

  • No peeking.

  • No peeking!

  • Everybody can open!

  • OHHHHH Luigi!!!

  • Yea!!!

  • What did you guys get? Peach!

  • Marioooooooooo!!!!

  • OK, here's Daddy's.

  • What could it be?

  • I'm going to get the princess!

  • Tada!

  • Is that what you wanted?

  • Is that what Sarah drew for you?

  • Wow! What else did she do?

  • Ah Sarah that's so good honey!

  • What a good present for Big J! That was nice.

  • That's pretty cool, huh Dude?

  • Yes!

  • Oh my goodness, girls.

  • Look at those jackets!

  • Put your hoodie up right now!

  • Oh my goodness! (Screams)

  • Look what Sarah drew.

  • There's one for Anna. "I love you, Anna."

  • And one for Becca, "I love you, Becca."

  • (Sarah giggles)

  • My turn!

  • My turn!

  • What are you doing, Anna?

  • Homework with Yoshi.

  • Homework with Yoshi?!

  • You have homework due tomorrow, on Christmas day?!

  • Yea. Oh my goodness.

  • But I got Yoshi.

  • Do you have your new little buddies next to you while you sleep tonight, huh?

  • Aw, that's special, huh?

  • Hey big guy... Let's open presents?

  • Want to open presents? It's Christmas morning.

  • It's Christmas, do you want to open presents?

  • Do you want to open some presents? For Christmas?

  • Yeah? Should we go?

  • Let's go open some presents. Good morning, big guy! Should I take off your blanket?

  • Wait, don't open it yet.

  • I think... I don't know.

  • WHAT?!!

  • Christmas is a time of great joy and celebration.

  • We give gifts to each other because on Christmas we received the greatest gift anyone has ever received.

  • And that is God Himself, in the form of a little baby boy, Jesus.

  • He came to save us. He came to bring us joy and hope and a future.

  • It's Christmas!

  • And we only have a half day of school today, huh?

  • Tomorrow is the last day of school.

  • So our families are coming over,

  • My sister and my brother and their families.

  • And we're going to have ham and potatoes and salad and a hot vegetable and desert and coffee...

  • And then the kids are doing a gift exchange. We picked names a couple of weeks ago, and the kids are going to exchange gifts.

  • It should be so much fun!

  • Wow! Mario Kart!

  • Wow! Is that so cool?

  • Becca, I bought this for you, I chose it.

  • Wow, that's cool.

  • Whoa, what do you have, Joshua?

  • What is it?

  • Show me how it works.

  • You can drive it?!

  • Yea. Wow.

  • You tap this button and then it goes.

  • 3, 2, 1 go!

  • We win!

  • I got fire!

  • No! Get on my back! (Bowser blows fire)

  • Bam!

  • Yeah! I already get 'cha.

  • If you like this video, please subscribe!

  • And please say "So, so cute" to these two and everybody else.

  • The Toad, and stuff. OK, bye!

It's Christmas time, and the world's biggest celebration is underway.

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Celebrating Christmas in Japan | Life in Japan Episode 35

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