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Christmas In Venezuela

Laura
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Show transcript
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Season's greetings.
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This is Laura.
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And when I was little, I believed in Santa Claus.
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But before I believed in Santa Claus, when I lived in Venezuela
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my mom told me that baby Jesus was the one bringing me the gifts
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I remember being like six or five years old.
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I was like, wait a second.
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That doesn't make sense.
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Baby Jesus is no longer here.
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He died.
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Second of all, why is baby Jesus bringing me a baby gifts who's
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giving him the gifts?
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Like it was just a lot of confusion.
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I just didn't understand the concept behind baby Jesus bring
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me gifts felt like that shouldn't be.
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That was unfair to him.
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I was just very worried about it.
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And on top of that, I was a little scared.
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Have you seen baby Jesus?
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He's low key.
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Like a little scary.
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He looks like joy.
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Ok?
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I shouldn't say that that's probably blasphemous.
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So I never looked forward to Christmas in Venezuela because
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I didn't want baby Jesus bringing me gifts.
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So when I came to this country, when I was seven years old, like
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Christmas time would come and I'd be like, oh, great baby Jesus
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is coming.
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They're like, no baby Jesus is not coming.
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Santa Claus is coming and I was like Santa Santa.
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So in school they told me the story about Santa Claus and then
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his elves and the Reindeers and I was like, oh shit, I like Santa
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He seems nice.
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He doesn't look scary.
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He's about to bring me some gifts.
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I'm like, I accept, let's go bring it on Santa Clas.
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So the first year that I came to this country, my Aunt Diana
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rented a fake Santa Clas to come over when we heard, 000 Merry
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Christmas.
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I was like, oh shit, Santa is coming.
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I heard so much about it.
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Him.
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He was my new friend.
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I was like, oh my God, yes, I accept.
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Let's meet this guy.
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He shows up, he's there.
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He had eaten the cookies and the milk and I was like, check,
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check.
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He's already doing everything that school promised me he
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would do.
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And I saw all the gifts and I'm like, hold on is this man real
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But he really was fat and he really did have a white beard.
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He was eating jingle bells and Rudolph Reindeer and I barely
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spoke English, but I was just like a dingo be bad.
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So then the next, next year I was like, OK, Santa Claus is coming
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It's Christmas time.
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Let's go.
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Let's get in my friend, my dog, I'm waiting for him.
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They say, oh ho ho merry Christmas.
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I sprint out because I wanna see my friend.
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I hadn't seen him in a year and he wasn't there.
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He had eaten the cookies and the milk and I was like, oh, what
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So you're not coming this year?
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It's not a thing that you do every year.
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My aunt obviously didn't rent Santa again because he was a
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little pricey and I was just like, wow, Santa didn't come this
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year.
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Maybe he wasn't real.
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But then I decided I was like, wait a second, if I tell my parents
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that I don't believe in Santa Claus, then I'm not gonna get
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any more gifts.
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So I was like, ok, I'm gonna keep believing in Santa Claus.
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I kept it going until I was 11 years old.
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But my cousin, she kept it going until she was 13 and I'm like
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bitch, you know, you don't believe in Santa Claus.
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You lying.
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I swear to this day.
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She probably still believes in Santa Claus and she's like
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25.
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Do you guys believe in Santa Claus or do you guys believe in
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baby Jesus bringing you gifts or where your parents were?
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Like, no, we don't believe in anything.
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Here are your gifts.
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I'm definitely gonna tell my Children in Santa Claus because
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I could hold it against them.
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If they don't clean up the room, I'm gonna be like Santa Claon
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what we need.
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If you don't clean that shit up, they're gonna be like, oh shit
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I gotta clean this shit up.
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That's it for now.
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Merry Christmas.
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Everyone wish you a merry creo smile.
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Oh merry crem memes from the bottom and scene.