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  • Can you be too old for advent calendars, I mean, like, really?

  • Hey, guys. It's Sarah, and if you haven't noticed by the explosion of vlogmas videos all over YouTube, it is Christmas time.

  • You may be wondering why I'm not bundled up in an ugly Christmas sweater, and I'm wearing a singlet top

  • because ugly Christmas sweaters is what Christmas is all about, isn't it?

  • Well, while all of you in the U.S. and the UK and wherever you live are having your nice white Christmases and winter wonderlands,

  • down here in Australia, we are dying of heatstroke.

  • Christmas in Australia is a very different experience, believe me.

  • Now firstly, while it's winter in most Western countries, it is very, very much summer here, which means Christmas Day goes kinda like this:

  • Nope, can't stand this anymore. It's too hot.

  • - Merry Christmas. - Meeeerry Christmas.

  • And Christmas songs make no sense here in Summer!

  • First off, Frosty the Snowman would be a puddle of water.

  • "A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland."

  • I'm dreaming of a white Christmas alright because it's NEVER going to happen down here!

  • And we actually have our own Australian Christmas carols, believe it or not, and they are as ridiculous as you think they will be.

  • "Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut, oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden ute." ...yep.

  • And I really feel for shopping centre Santas over here because honestly, in that bulky Santa costume, it would be so hot!

  • And it honestly sits at around 30 degrees celsius which is this in fahrenheit and it's SO hot!

  • Now, when I think of Christmas drinks, I think of hot chocolate, where here, you'd be hard pressed not to find an Australian drinking an ice cold beer to keep them cool.

  • What else do we do to cool us down on Christmas Day?

  • We go swimming.

  • Yes, swimming in December sounds ridiculous to half of you, I know.

  • Except, don't go swimming in the ocean... because it's jellyfish season.

  • Now, I don't know what you guys do for Christmas dinners and lunches and stuff up there, but here, we legitimately put a shrimp on the barbie.

  • Except, it's not a shrimp, it's a prawn, guys. It's not shrimp.

  • And these guys, these stupid bugs! This is how you know it's Christmas time because these guys are flying into your face at night!

  • And once Christmas is all done and dusted, the day after we have our good old tradition of Boxing Day sales,

  • which is like our version of Black Friday, except less screaming and shoving, and shittier discounts.

  • Yeah, so that's Christmas in Australia.

  • I just find it so hard to relate to all of your winter Christmases, and I just wish I could have a winter Christmas once in my life.

  • And if you liked this video, it would make my day if you subscribed to my channel.

  • I am trying to hit 500 by the end of 2015, probably won't happen, but it's nice to dream.

  • And if you're watching this before Christmas Day, I hope you a very merry Christmas. Bye!

  • Now, we're discussing the portrayal of YouTube in the media.

  • And now the first question is, "how do you think the media perceives YouTube?"

  • - Anyone above my generation, they don't seem to really get it...

Can you be too old for advent calendars, I mean, like, really?

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    Erina Hagi posted on 2019/11/15
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