Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - I wanna give Merle, a wonderful Christmas surprise. May have been a little stressed, I won't lie. We have a few hours to get this place ready. (suspenseful upbeat music) - Aww. - [Aria] Did You like it? - [Merle] Yes, I liked it, are you kidding me I've been sobbing uncontrollably. (funky upbeat music) - Happy holidays, everyone I'm Aria. And if you don't know me, the one thing you should know is that I do love the holidays. I do love giving gifts and this year I wanna give something really special to my girlfriend, Merle. Who, I've been dating now for a little over a year. Honestly, Merle had a little bit of a rough time as of late. Obviously we're all going through the stresses of the pandemic, but in her case in particular she's had a bit of a, not so fun time, particularly with her apartment. Long story short Merle went back home to spend some time with her mom and the person that she'd left in charge of her apartment turned out to be a complete animal. Who let in roach infestation fester. Among other terrible things including potentially animal abuse but whatever. Terrible stuff, terrible guy, terrible situation for Merle. And hopefully I can make things a little bit better by giving her a wonderful Christmas surprise. Okay, so surprises. What are we gonna do for Merle? I think one of the first things that comes to mind for me is I wanna give Merle a perfect apartment Christmas makeover. Because obviously with the roach infestation the apartment it hasn't been the most fun place to live. So I think brightening it up with some holiday decorations that would be perfect and very holiday miracle. I wanted to fuse the place with a holiday spirit. So maybe I can maybe hire a Santa Claus off of Craigslist. Although I don't know if it's really COVID safe for her to sit on Santa's knees. Nor do I really want her to be sitting on the knee of some strange old man. Ooh, maybe we hire some carolers for safer like a social distance caroling session. Agh See, okay, it's coming. It's coming. We should have a meal that night. Then we get one of Merle's favorite dishes. Annoyingly I think one of Merle favorite dishes is from a place in New York. Maybe I can write them. Maybe they could ship a dish over. Ah, is it safe to ship food across the country? It is right. We'll find out. All these surprises aside, I think honestly something that would be very heartwarming and special as if Merle got like holiday messages from people like from viewers. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go into my Instagram settings and hide Merle from being able to see my stories and then post an Instagram story, asking for people to send in video messages for Merle for the holidays. And hopefully it will be pretty heartwarming. Hey everyone. So I'm planning a huge holiday surprise for Merle and I'd love to have your help with it, If possible. She can't see this story. I hid her from it. Basically, if you could send in holiday video messages for Merle. I'll compile them together, edit it and show it to her. And hopefully, she'll love it. Basically all these surprises need to take place over the course of one day. However, parts of them do involve needing Merle out of her apartment, which a little tricky considering you know, we're in a time where we're expected to stay indoors. So, I think what am gonna do is I'm gonna call one of Merle's best friends, Rachel Gaewski. Who is another producer at Buzzfeed as well. And maybe know she can get Merle out of the house for something vegan. Rachel Gaewski. She's single gentlemen. Oh, Rachel, hi. I need your help. Pulling off a Christmas miracle. A Christmas surprise for Merle. - Oh my gosh. Yes, and it involves you needing to get her out of her apartment, next Monday, if possible. I need her out of her apartment. So if you could, I don't know, just plan something. What do you guys normally do? Out of the department in these times? - I could um... I could call her And I'll just be like, "Hey, do you wanna work from my apartment today?" And we can put a little, "Love Islands" on in the background. - Oh, that's what will get her. The "Love Island" is what is girl real needs. - I've started watching "Love Island" because of you guys. - Ah, we love it. It's a real treat of a show, Chris and Kim. Okay, great. So yeah. Invite her over, do a little work session. And then just at the end of the day we'll just get her back to hers. And the Christmas miracle will have been will be ready for her. - Ooh this is so romantic. A it's a real treat, Rachel. Do you wanna say anything to the tinny gentlemen suitors out there that may be watching? - Oh, gentlemen suitors. I'm looking for a suitor. A Christmas miracle for Rachel Gaewski ladies and Gentlemen. - It would be a Christmas miracle if I found a man on a dating app. - The irons are in the fire right now, I think let's get the ball rolling. (sinister upbeat music) You know what? Since this probably is the best time of year to try and make wishes and dreams come true. I'm gonna reach out to one of Merle's favorite actresses. if not her favorite actress, Sherilyn Fenn who played Audrey and her favorite show, "Twin Peaks" to see if maybe she'll record Merle, a holiday message as well. It's a crazy long shot. I don't even know how to reach out to her. So I'm gonna try Twitter and we'll see how that goes. (suspenseful upbeat music) Okay, So the day of the big surprise is now here. I'm a little stressed. Merle is out of her apartment. I believe Rachel texted me. Rachel picked her up and they're doing their work from home day. Socially distance thing together. And so I think that's going to give me at least a few hours to do the transformation of the main part of her apartment. And then hopefully the other surprise is kind of just like fall into place after that. However, I'm very excited about all of the surprises and the fact that my good buddy Jack is coming to help document this whole thing. I see a criminal over there. I see... Look at this festive, festive criminal. - Air hug. - [Aria] Thanks so much for coming for this man. - Thanks for having me dude. What are we up to here, man? What are we doing? Merle is out of her apartment right now. And so basically we need to transform the entire place into like a festive winter Wonderland before she gets back just a few hours. So that's a little stressful, but I want it to look good. I want it to look as over the top and as Christmas-y as possible luckily we do actually have a guy coming. A guy called Dr. Christmas. I don't think that's his legal name. He's coming by with a crew to do like a, a safe Christmas transformation. It's like I said, they do it for a living. So hopefully him and his crew can make that transformation happen in the short amount of time. First things first let's just go into Merle's place. Check it out, and make sure everything is looking good. That she's somehow not secretly still here or something. - [Jack] What if she's still home? - I don't know man. Since Rachel said she's with her. (keys jingling) (buzzer beeping) There we go. (keys jingling) Okay. (keys jingling) Merle. She's not here. The kitty is here though. Hi Genevieve. Oh, she's resting this up. So this is her space. Right now It's 11:30. So Merle probably will be working with Rachel at least hopefully till the end of the Workday. Maybe sooner Dr. Pranga is coming shortly. - [Jack] Doctor of what? - Dr. Christmas. He can do it in the afternoon, right? - [Jack] Yeah, bro. He's Dr.Christmas. (suspenseful music) - Do you want me walking into the scene is that what you want? - No you get in the car. I'll come up to you. Just kind of how we greeted each other earlier. Hello, Dr. Bob. - Aria. - We're excited for this magical transformation you've got planned. I hear you've worked many, a porn set before. (Dr.Christmas chuckling) - Well, I haven't worked a porn set I've decorated one. (Dr.Christmas chuckling) - [Bob] Hi everybody, I'm Bob pranga. I'm Dr. Christmas. Basically, I bring Christmas to your front door. - [Aria] Wow. It's fantastic. You can hide a body back here. - How do you know we don't? Today, We're going to be helping my buddy Aria out in romancing a little bit more of his girlfriend Merle. Apparently she doesn't know that Christmas all of a sudden is going to be dumped in her living room. (Dr.Christmas chuckling) The things that guys won't do to keep their ladies, I'm telling you. (sinister music) Because it is a modest sized department.