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  • - (All in unison) Merry Christmas.

  • - So this is for you Michelle

  • - Thank you.

  • - Hey. Thank you.

  • - Oh wait,

  • these have your star sign

  • and your birthday on them.

  • I'm a Gemini

  • and these are for Leo

  • and this candle's used

  • - Gently used and yeah.

  • - Wait, I got you those for your birthday.

  • - Yeah it's a re-gift.

  • You guys re-gifting is eco-friendly, sustainable

  • and it's better than

  • throwing this useless shit in the garbage.

  • Plus when I thought about the trash, Michelle,

  • I thought about you and hoped you'd love these.

  • - Thanks.

  • - Merry Christmas.

  • - Wow. It's a cute cat mug.

  • Thank you.

  • - Hold on a second. I got,

  • No, I got you that last year.

  • You, you said specifically you wanted a cute cat mug.

  • - Yeah. I said I wanted a cute cat mug.

  • That's two out of three.

  • - Wait, so you got me a non-cute cat mug?

  • - Of course.

  • All your stuff is ugly.

  • It will fit right in.

  • - Check out my gift.

  • You guys got me my own merch?

  • At ghostandstars.com?

  • - Yeah it's a re-gift.

  • You gave it to us and we gave it back to you.

  • - Yeah.

  • - No you, you have to re-gift to someone else.

  • You can't give someone the gift that they got you

  • as a re-gift back to that person.

  • - Says who?

  • - Yeah who makes the rules of re-gifting?

  • - My name is Natalie Tran

  • and I create the rules around re-gifting.

  • I've been working actively to gradually shift the culture

  • around re-gifting from shame to acceptance.

  • And this all started when I received my first useless gift

  • and I was like, no, no.

  • I'm going to put that uselessness

  • back out into society in a never-ending cycle.

  • - Honestly, I feel really torn about re-gifting.

  • I have a friend who re-gifts

  • and she will make sure you know it.

  • - I got this for free at an event.

  • - Oh, thank you.

  • - Happy birthday.

  • - And I don't know why, but someone saying

  • that they put no effort, thought or money into a gift

  • which is a tangible material expression

  • of one's love or thoughtfulness or appreciation

  • makes me feel like maybe they don't love,

  • appreciate or think of me at all.

  • And look, I do not philosophically disagree with re-gifting.

  • I think if you're given a gift

  • that's better suited for someone else.

  • Absolutely. Pass that gift on.

  • I mean, it's better than throwing

  • in the trash or just leaving it somewhere never to be used.

  • The title ownership has transferred

  • so now that gift is yours to do with what you want.

  • But the act

  • of telling someone it's a re-gift

  • feels like a weird power move.

  • - Hey, what's up?

  • (phone ringing)

  • Hey, so listen, I just wanted to call you and tell you

  • that you're not invited to my birthday party this year.

  • You just didn't make the cut

  • but I didn't want you to see it

  • on social media and get your feelings hurt.

  • So I wanted to call you and tell you personally

  • that you're not important enough to come

  • because I care about you.

  • - Oh.

  • Okay.

  • Thank you?

  • I think if you're going to re-gift,

  • and there's no shame, just don't say it.

  • Just give the gift.

  • Don't say it's re-gift.

  • And look, I'm sure tonight and tomorrow

  • you're going to get tons of things you don't like

  • or don't need.

  • So feel free.

  • Just don't say anything about it.

  • So you're welcome guys,

  • not only for this, but for community channel

  • (chuckles)

  • I have been called a poor man's Natalie Tran

  • since the beginning of time on the internet

  • and it is still the highest compliment

  • I have yet to receive.

  • If you, for some reason,

  • have not watched community channel yet,

  • be sure to check out Natalie's brilliance in a binge,

  • but honestly

  • do not ever expect the lamingtons to come to fruition.

  • I'm Anna Akana

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  • Merry Christmas.

- (All in unison) Merry Christmas.

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