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It’s Christmas it’s Christmas it’s Christmas!

Guise, we’re just about exploding with Christmas cheer here now. It’s 12:33PM now in Toronto, and we flew in from Korea last night. We arrived at 10PM isn, and then fell into a deep sleep coma. We woke up at 7AM, danced around in the morning, sang Christmas songs, went outside and saw lots of snow, drove to Tim Hortons and had Christmas food, drove past houses with Christmas light and Christmas floats. Floaties? What are they called? Big inflatable thingies. Houses with big inflatable Christmas thingies. And the radio is playing lots of Christmas songs. And we just saw Martina’s niece who is roughly a year and half and she’s learning to talk and she knows us my name (“Imo” and “Imobu” she calls us), and now we’re at a Starbucks writing this blogpost and drinking Christmas freaking drinks. CHRISTMASSSSSS!!!

It’s so easy to get into Christmas spirit here in Toronto. We don’t even have to try. It’s everywhere. We didn’t really feel that in Korea, so we did our best to try to make the Eatyourkimchi Studio as Christmas-y as possible. It was really interesting doing this all with Soo Zee, because she doesn’t experience Christmas the same way we do. Christmas in Korea is more of a dating holiday. It’s like Valentine’s Day, really. There’s even a joke in which people who don’t have dates for Christmas say they’re going on a date with Kevin, which is really just Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone, meaning, they’re just gonna watch Home Alone at home…alone. Ha! Well, not really that funny. It’s sad a bit, but it’s clever.

So we got Soo Zee in the Christmas cheer as best we could. We decorated a tree. Made snowflakes out of paper. Put up our “Merry Christmas Bitches” sign on our window. I wonder if it was confusing to see from outside of our studio? I don’t know. And then we went back to our apartment with a roast chicken from Costco, and then made some bacon cheddar mashed potatoes, stuffing from a box, gravy from a box, and some green beans and asparagus. Sure, it wasn’t a turkey, but we didn’t need that much food. We still had plenty of chicken left over the next day for leftover chicken-stuffing sandwiches. Just no cranberry sauce. We thought about taking some cruising and trying to rehydrade those and then making a jam out of that, but we just didn’t have enough time to do that all. Maybe next year? No: we’ll just buy canned cranberry sauce when we’re here in Canada and bring it back with us. Seriously: who makes cranberry sauce anymore? I’ve never had cranberry sauce just…made. It’s always been out of a can.

And then we made Gingerbread Houses! Martina never made one before! HOLY SMOKES! I couldn’t believe it. This girl is the craftiest girl I’ve ever met, crafty not meaning “sneaky and conniving,” but arts-and-crafts-y. And she never made one of these as a kid! Soo Zee never made one either, so it was really Martina and Soo Zee that were having the most fun with it. Soo Zee is a design major, so she got to put her skills to good use. HA! I think we know our audience a bit better than Soo Zee and Leigh do, so we made a Gingerbread House that I think you guise will like more. Which one was your favourite? Losers will suffer the consequences! Though, I’m not sure what the consequences are.

Another thing we did for Christmas was get Leigh and Soo Zee Christmas presents. Both were happy with them (we’re good at getting presents) but Soo Zee was pretty surprised, because she didn’t get Christmas presents before. She said her parents don’t get her Christmas presents. So she was pretty touched. I’m not saying this to brag or anything. I’m just trying to show the differences between Christmas culture in Korea and Canada. Everyone has their own Christmas culture. I learned some things about Christmas in the Netherlands, and some things about Santa and his elves, which we don’t fully understand so we don’t want to write them here in case we get the details wrong and get people upset. Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. This is how the Eatyourkimchi Crew celebrated ours. We just hope you had as fun a time watching this video as we had in making it.

Speaking of which, we also made a Christmas TL;DR last year in which we talk about more Christmas related stuff in Korea. Check it out!

 

And, on that note, Merry Christmas, everyone! We’ve got the EYKAs coming up on the 23rd, and we’re editing those now, but our schedule is going to be lax from there on out, since we’re not in Korea and filming Korean movies. We might have a random Canadian adventure video from time to time, but nothing’s set in stone. We’re just really happy to be back here with our families in Canada for Christmas for the first time in five years. We’re totally in festive spirits now, and I think it’s rubbing off on our families. YAY!

Now…we need to get Christmas presents for each other. Haven’t really planned that out yet. Maybe some Torontonians might see us around shopping? Hmmm.

OH! And I forgot: BLOOPERS!

 

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  1. Leigh Prechel

    Leigh looks so cute with her short hair!! We match in even more than names and glasses now :)

  2. Matt Clayton

    No Santa hats? You can’t have Christmas without them!

  3. Anjaly Menon

    EYK is just awesomee!! *thumbs up* *claps* ^ ^

  4. Audrey Griffond

    Awwwww I’ve never heard about gingerbread houses, or even seen one (I’m French and we don’t do this kind of stuffs at christmas time, UNFORTUNATELY !) and I find it awesoooome :D The 2 are very cute and elaborate but I prefer the one made by you, the Simon & Martina team ! (+10000 for Simon’s sweater // + 10000 for Leigh’s new hairstyle). Wish you a merry christmas (a bit late) and a very happy new year 2014 !

  5. Billie Christine Beckstead

    Holy crap! I got my hair cut kind of like Leigh’s a few weeks ago! Leigh, I really love your hair.

  6. Lorena Abrodos A.

    I waana be a Torontonians and see you guys around shopping!! TT

  7. Koreans: Taking Christmas loneliness to a whole new level.

    Btw Simon and Martina you should find some President’s Choice chocolate soda while you’re in Canada. It is one of the weirdest things you will drink.

  8. Maggie Shelton

    I ALWAYS make fresh cranberry sauce ( actually its citrus orange cranberry) and its not that hard but WAY better than canned.
    WIlliam Sonoma recipe is the best

  9. dinny02

    soozee and leigh house!!!

  10. Claire Rini Austen

    MY VOTE FOR THE MARRY COUPLE DUH AND I LIKE IT BETTER EVEN IF THERE WASN’T A COMPSITION AND I’M STILL BAD AT SPELLING

  11. Tracey Levy

    I love both gingerbread houses, there both awesome. There so much better then mine

  12. Blueberries

    Oh your christmas food is quite different than what we have in my country :D

    In Finland we have christmas ham, carrot/turnip/potato cassalores, karelian stew, rice porriage, rosolli salad.. I think those are most traditional christmas foods that we have :D

  13. Holy fart sucking batman

    Ummmmmm soozee’s house!

  14. Sunflower

    I vote for Martina and Simon’s house. I liked the snowman on the side! But both are really cute! I’ve never made a gingerbread house before, this kind of makes me want to.

  15. Randi Drew

    Both houses were cute. But I vote for Simon and Martina’s because they had a cute Marshmallow snowman! Your dinner turned out really great! We are doing a ham this year and scalloped potatoes, ect. Don’t sweat the turkey, everything still looked amazing especially the bacon cheddar mashed potatoes!! Merry Christmas you guys!

  16. Nongtipa Limson

    Martina! you have your Christmas food priorities straight YES.

    The foods that make up 90% of my belly during holidays are definitely Mashed potatoes, Cranberry sauce and Boxed stuffing. OH HELLZ YES. (oh and Pumpkin and Pecan Pie.)

    • Nongtipa Limson

      Also, I never had homemade cranberry sauce as a kid either, I friggen loved canned cranberry jelly/sauce. (I STILL DOOO) But I have made cranberry sauce from real cranberries these past 2 years and it is also friggen delicious and so gawrsh dawrned easy!

      Fresh Cranberries -> into pot
      zest of lemon -> into pot
      lemon juice -> into pot
      lots of sugarrrrr -> into pot
      a little bit of water -> into pot
      cinnamon and nutmeg -> into pot
      optional additions =
      grated ginger -> into pot
      sliced and diced pears -> into pot
      cook until berries burst ~ 10 – 15 min and then let cool and thicken
      FUGGEN PUCKERIN DERICIOUUUSNESS!

      http://potluck.ohmyveggies.com/ginger-pear-cranberry-sauce/

  17. LongClawTiger

    I vote for the S&M k-pop gingerbread house. It had more Christmas colors in its design, despite the sugar monopoly the S&L house tried to pull off.

  18. Alice Liu

    The costco chicken! We have that as well in the states. Indeed it it quite large and *JACKED UP ON STEROIDS* ARUGHRHGHHH

    Merry Christmas, EYK Crew!! (p.s. Soo Zee looks uber pretty in this video)

  19. Kristene Jo

    Voting 4 Simon and Martina, love the details on the house.

  20. fireice_3001

    I <3 that I'm not the only person who has a xmas tradition of watching Die hard ! :P Simon and Martina's house all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Christina

    I can’t get over how adorable Leigh is! She rocks that pixie cut. Psst totally ship Soo Zee with that patch maker guy hehe now for someone to ship Leigh with!

  22. We don’t have turkey in Sweden, we have ham, “Janssons frestelse”, sausages, homemade meatballs and sill….

  23. amiejie

    Are those muji marshmallows lining the bottom of Simon and Martina’s gingerbread house?

  24. I vote for Simon and Martina’s house. There was more…..stuff.
    On a totally random note:
    My favorite Christmas movie would have to be The Ref.

  25. Cindy

    I vote for Simon and Martina’s house! I like the intricacy of the decorations. Have a wonderful time in Canada-Merry Christmas! :)

  26. Christine St-Amour

    Team Simon and Martina!!

  27. Jehosheba Manoa

    you guys should try the internet speed here in Fiji… i once had to wait twenty minutes for a page to load *sigh*

  28. Jordan

    I JUST realized that Leigh’s pixie cut is not the same hairstyle she used to have. I’ve been thinking she looked really good as of late and I couldn’t figure out what it was! hahaha, wow! I like this new hair a lot, it’s super cute and suits Leigh really well!!

  29. Why not make your own gingerbread? I can send you an awesome gingerbread recipeee ~ Ultimate swedishness. (I don’t know anymore)

  30. lady_kire
    lady_kire

    My mom makes cranberry sauce homeade. I don’t know why though…

  31. Lexi_Lee

    LEIGH LOOKS ADORABLE WITH HER HAIRCUT OMG

  32. Christine

    The food looks like what you would eat on Thanksgiving. Is it all basically the same thing? (Korean who grew up in America but still in a pretty Korean household here lolz)
    Yeah, it’s really weird how xmas is like a couples holiday in Korea. I don’t celebrate it the religious way but I LOVE the joy and cheer in the air and all the sparkly and glittery goodness that comes with xmas, I literally hung sparkly snowflake ornaments under my bed in my dorm in SEPTEMBER.
    You have a Merry Christmas Bitches sign?? Where did you get it???
    Btw, love Leigh’s haircut! I cut my hair like that in June, currently growing it out now and it’s so annoying, would LOVE to cut it short again.

  33. bobinlisa

    Simon and Martina is the best. Soo Zee and Leighs looks more like what mine usually end up looking like.

  34. Sara Suzanne Berg

    I vote for the Simon and Martina house because of the pink marshmallow type things around the edge that look like a fence. It’s cute~

  35. Have a Merry Christmas with special voting goodness for SooZee and Leigh’s ginger bread house. Maybe they can share ith with Kevin…

  36. I vote for Simon and Martina. Soozee’s and Leigh’s looks very Halloween-y to me, at least on the side with the orange and black.

  37. S&M, since you guys are on Christmas vacation, are you guys going to dye Simon’s hair again?

  38. Caitlin Burrows

    How are Spudgy and the Meems celebrating Christmas?

  39. maricampanaa
    maricampanaa

    Merry christmas guys and have a great vacation!!! btw, was i the only one waiving at my computer at the end of the video? *gosh i’m suck a dork*…lol. anywhoooo, i vote for simon and martina’s house.

    p.s: love your haircut Leigh…you look very cute!

  40. Caitlin Burrows

    May you guise (and all the Nasties) have the most NASTY Christmas ever!

  41. Sarawrr

    Leigh’s hair looks amazing!! I love it so much!

  42. matchacakes
    matchacakes

    Not going to lie, I spend the entire video distracted by Leigh’s ridiculously awesome pixie. I looooooooove it!!!!! I wish my pixie looked as good!

    Welcome to the club, Leigh!
    #shorthairsolidarity

  43. Natsu W.
    Natsu W.

    Voting for Soozee’s and Leigh’s because of non-Christmas colors. It’s very organized too so it appeals to my more OCD-tendencies. uvu
    Also all this Christmas stuff amazes me because of my family doesn’t do any of it although that might be because we’re Asian and kinda lazy about American holidays since it doesn’t really relate to us (I really don’t know why though)? I mean, I do remember putting up the Christmas tree when I was younger but that tradition kinda died because it’s actually a lot of work putting together a huge tree and decorating it properly. But we do gifts and food…kinda. ovo

  44. Akira Miyashi

    What I find weird about Korea is that (if I’m not mistaken) Christianity is one of the major religions in Korea, yet Christmas is celebrated in such a manner. I mean, it’s just weird.

  45. Cyber_3
    Cyber_3

    Wow, what a great video! I had to decorate my house early this year for a home tour back in November so I was kind of Christmased-out by now, but this video totally put me back in the xmas mood. We will be making the same gingerbread house this weekend with our 7-year-old son so he was totally excited by this video.

    All 3 of us vote for Simon and Martina’s house – not only did it have a theme, but the landscaping was terrific! ^_^v

  46. andrea chan
    andrea chan

    “Popacapinyoass” Simon you’re so awesome.

    Merry Christmas Martina and Simon and Soozee and Leigh <3 Thank you for uploading this with "slow" non-Korean internet :) And thank you for showing us what it's like to make Christmas happen in Korea, because god knows all those couple holidays can just be too too much sometimes :(

    Anyway, I have a suggestion for the meet up in Toronto, do you want to go to a board game cafe and just hang out and play with the fans? T'would be fun I think :) Anyway, hope you have a blast with your families! Stay warm and take care!!

  47. elizabeth mefford

    Just so it is known, my best friend does make cranberry sauce homemade. He insists that I help him with all this homemade stuff from the sauce, to the meat, to all the yummy desserts. No pudding boxes, no store bought crusts, no canned sauces, it is all homemade, even the wine. I think I would miss it if he did not do this, it is part of Thanksgiving and Christmas…I hope everyone has merry holiday memories too.

  48. Ashley Johnston

    I vote for simon and martina’s house!

  49. all that traditional christmas stuff that martina and simon mentioned in my experience is not really celebrated in australia. we do a lot of different stuff on christmas compared to the uk, canada and usa. which makes sense just because we don’t have a white christmas as it is in the summer time for us and usually celebrated doing outdoor stuff. I don’t think anyone in australia wants to celebrate christmas in front of a fireplace in the middle of summer.

  50. Isabel Ruby
    Isabel Ruby

    my family doesn’t do the whole turkey-thing for christmas. i mean, thanksgiving was only a month before and you eat all those things then, so…. instead we tend to do crab [which i would rather not.... i mean, who wants to eat something cold in december? my family it seems] for christmas eve, and then fancy homemade sconces for breakfast on the day itself.
    also, i vote for the S&M house

  51. I like S&M’s gingerbread house more. That smiley face!

  52. Gracie グレイス

    Merry Christmas (from Australia)!!

  53. Yup, my vote is going to S&Ms pepperkakehus. Sorry Leigh and Soozee, I still lurv u too!
    Have fun at home guys, relax, enjoy and sleeeeep. If you come back happy and well rested I will be a very content Nasty.
    Merry Christmas!!

  54. jayeon55

    I vote for Soozee and Leigh’s Gingerbread house. :P Also Leigh love the hair :P

  55. jayeon55

    I seriousally love that you guys bought it at IKEA. It makes me happy when you talk about IKEA. HEHE i work at IKEA

  56. hironyx

    didnt korea has a huge number of christians? i was kinda expecting korea would have a more Jesus-ish christmas than a valentine’s day christmas.

  57. Maya Hayslett
    Maya Hayslett

    I like Simon and Martina’s house. It has more stuff on it. Cool snowmen.

  58. Mandi Dominguez

    Leigh’s hair looks sssssssooooo good! She rocks the sh*t out of it :)

  59. I vote for Simon and Martina’s gingerbread house. I love all the fluffy pink marshmellows!

  60. Merry Christmas EYK crew!!! Hope all of u have a great time *¬*!!!

    Oh both ginberbread houses are so beautiful and yummy lol but I’ll vote for Martina’s. I just loved the green and red with the miniatures ^^!

  61. Maddie Romano

    Leigh’s hair looks so good~

  62. Natalie Barber

    Oh my gosh! My family Christmas movies are Die Hard and Lethal Weapon! YAY I am not alone!

  63. Leigh Smith

    I have to vote for the Leigh/Soo Zee tree since it’s Christmas and Soo Zee seems like she needs all the extra Christmas cheer she can get. I don’t have a lot of Christmas cheer myself, so I get it and want others to not suffer ;)
    Have an awesome vacay in Canada, enjoy your niece, that’s a good age, everything is new and EPICALLY AWESOME.

  64. Becky Strickland
    Becky Strickland

    Vote for us! not really we copied the design on the box. any-who, i like both of the gingerbread houses, i can’t choose we’re all winners, ’cause it’s CHRISTMAS!

  65. Sidunimo

    Simon and Martina’s house! (for the smiley face) ^_^

  66. DuckyChen

    You guys should watch the movie “Miracles on 34th Street,” it’s my favorite Christmas movie EVER!!

  67. tinarina

    So much Christmas cheer!! Merry Christmas Nasties and EYK crew :D

  68. Michael

    Celebrating Christmas in summer as us southern hemisphere people do, is very different. Here, it has the family oriented decorations and gift giving, but the winter snow aspect is completely absent and we do summer outdoor style eating instead.

    https://lh3.ggpht.com/_X5BQbecGrps/SzCblpYd61I/AAAAAAAAyzg/Mt9HtHHUfMA/s640/ozsant2+SANTA+BBQ.jpg

  69. Simon/Martina’s house kicks ass! Sorry, Leigh and Soozee u.u

  70. Madeleine Stråhle
    Madeleine Stråhle

    Voting for the SM *entertainment* couple!
    And now it’s time for me to utfart! ;D

  71. Megan Yoder

    I vote for SImon and Martina’s house! Lol sorry Soozee and Leigh.

    Also- I am jealous of ever single thing in this video. Korea’s lack of Christmas cheer is BRINGING ME DOWN LIKE WHOA!!!!! :( :( :(

  72. Hannah

    Haha I vote for Simon and Martina’s! (Sorry Leigh and SooZee!) The snowman was too cute XD

  73. Ray

    Sorry guys I always give you my vote, but I want to give mine to her first gingerbread house, she put a lot of effort…SOOZEE [Leigh] you got my vote.

  74. lucille
    lucille

    Welcome home Simon & Martina!

    Internet is pretty fast in my house (Etobicoke), I guess it depends on the provider?! It’s nothing like SK though.

  75. Emma Wansbrough

    You should have Christmas in Australia one year! In Perth it’s a balmy 40degrees, we have seafood and a BBQ and go swimming at the beach!
    Yeah! Australia!

  76. busy_bee44

    So excited for Christmas! We make over 20 cookies and candies for ALL of our family and friends. It usually consists of 2 days baking and 1 day decorating and packaging! Anyways, I’m voting for Martina & Simon because it’s more Christmas-y! XD Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays fellow Nasties! <3

  77. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    aawww the studio looks cute!!!
    looks like you guys had such a nice time!!

    “i’ll pop a cap in your ass” he…hehe….what the, Simon!!

    i’ll have to choose Simon and Martina!! you guys have SNOWMEN!!!
    you made use of the surrounding of the house!!

  78. yiayiane

    Thank you guise ! I didn’t feel really christmasy until i watch your video !
    by the way leigh, you look so pretty with this haircut

  79. Christina Tran

    Where’d you guise get the “Merry Christmas Bitches” sign?!?!?! :OOO I want one for myself.

  80. Elaine Huang

    I liked S&M’s gingerbread house until I read the blog post… LACK OF SINCERITY!! lol jks, I still like it bc it’s cute and fluffy ^^
    But I enjoyed Soozee’s monopolizing of resources the most haha Leight scouting for resources and Soozee hoarding them all xD
    Hope to see you around Toronto!

  81. Alexandra Huang

    Aaw… no DW?? *gasp* does this mean he was on a date? hahah And umm…. no wait I like one side of each house! Merge them together!

  82. gabbers

    Simon and Martina’s houseeee! You guys definitely know how to appeal to your audience. ;D I’m sorry Soozee and Leigh >< Haha, your guys' Christmas cheer is infectious! I hope you have a great time back in Toronto. :D

  83. I vote for Simon and Martina’s gingerbread house

  84. Jennifer Gyan

    The Pepparkaka hus is in swedish it means gingerbread house :)

  85. wanderingdreamer

    So I guess Simon wasn’t kidding last year when he said that he watches Diehard for Christmas. XD

  86. Cat Cactus

    Simon and Martina’s house! It has the best colours and Christmas themes.

  87. Soo zee and Leigh’s house! Hope this helps Soo zee continue the Christmas spirit for years to come!!!

  88. Ruth Van de Winkel

    Sorry Leigh and Soozee but Simon and Martina’s house looks totally awesome, Merry Christmas to EYKcrew and all Nasties around the world!!! PS: Woow you guys have a GINORMOUS tv jealous!!:)

  89. xbb1024

    Christmas where I live is mainly about the commercialism… which is probably a positive thing given the economy

  90. Karen Poulin

    Simon and Martina’s house! sorry leigh and soozee :D and merry christmas to all of you!

  91. SO MUCH CHRISTMAS. Seriously. At this point, this is what I think the Nasty Studio must have looked like for the past month: http://host-d.oddcast.com/php/application_UI/doorId=1177/clientId=299/?mId=54528361.3

    (I know it’s lame. I still found it hilarious though. :P)

  92. Tia Camilleri
    Tia Camilleri

    Rogers Internet..it has it’s ups and downs…mostly downs even on “extreme speed” XP Oh Canada~ hah
    I really hope you guys end up doing the Toronto meet up! It’s perfect since I’m local for school now :D
    Merry Christmas and enjoy your holiday you guys!

  93. Mélina

    Leigh, I LOOOOOVEEEE YOUR HAIR !!!!! *O*

  94. Diana Facundo

    Merry Xmas Bitches!!! Hope you have a wonderful time with your families! My vote for Martina’s house, it sure explodes Christmas cheer!

  95. kpoprabbits

    You gotta watch the movie ELF!! It’s a must-see christmas movie!

  96. Merry Christmas, EYK Family!! Glad to see you made it back to Canada safely. Merry Christmas and New Year :D Hmmm I vote for SooZee & Leigh’s Gingerbread House (SooZee, I call BS on “I went to Art School, but I don’t have any talent.”)

  97. I think you mean Sinterklaas! We celebrate both Sinterklaas and Christmas in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas is a couple of weeks before Christmas, and that’s when children get their presents and adults buy presents for each other. After Sinterklaas we set up the Christmas tree. On Christmas we usually only have a special dinner with the family. However, some people prefer to buy presents for each other for Christmas instead of Sinterklaas, but children get most of their presents usually on Sinterklaas.

  98. Why don’t you like Simon’s snowflakes? They’re not bad!
    I wonder if Simon’s parents make some traditional Polish dishes for Christmas… Karp? Pierogi? Barszcz? Other stuff?
    I’ve seen Home Alone bagillion times but I’ve never seen Die Hard… INCONCEIVABLE!
    I vote for S&M’s Gingerbread House. And I swear it’s not because it says “I love K-pop”, I just like its colors more. Green + red ftw!

    EDIT: I was planning on wishing you Merry Christmas in the comment section for the video that comes last before Christmas (the EYKAs) but on second thought, I guess this place is better to do so.
    So have a very Merry Christmas, all of you! Martina and Simon, their families, Leigh, Soo Zee and all the other EYK Crew members that weren’t in this video! Love ya’ll guys! ♥♥♥

  99. Chantel Sanchez

    Merry Christmas! Loved your Merry Christmas Bitches! lol

  100. Catherine Harlow

    Before I watched the video I was actually prepared to vote for Soozee and Leigh’s gingerbread house, but I have to say that Simon and Martina’s gingerbread house wins HANDS DOWN. It’s intricate, and cutesy, and PINK! Oh, and of course it’s k-pop too, haha. :)

  101. Haha what’s up with pepparkaka hus, It’s called pepparkakshus in swedish! But the houses looked really nice ;) I vote for Simon and Martina ;D

  102. Federica Savuto

    i really wanna see martina’s tattooo!!!!! please show the complete thing already! ;_;

  103. Nina Johansson

    Welcome back to Toronto… allthough I am not Canadian, so I sadly cannot say welcome home…

    *le sigh* I do start to understand what you guys feel every year for Christmas… next year I will (hopefully) be in Shanghai, and that will mean Christmas in a lonely dorm, with lessons most likely… *another sigh*

    So this year, I am going all out, emptying my wallet to the mere dust for my family… Last shopping day tomorrow as well… which is going to be expensive… but who cares! Christmas is once a year, and I know I will miss them all… *yet another sigh*

    Oh for bloody sake… Christmas is soon, I’m gonna cheer up. Thanks for this awesome video… I know I will more then likely be just as crazy when I get to study in China… I seriously was for midsummer running around campus in a flower wreath and long skirt (had no dress, bummer). Next time I will update that as well, booya!

  104. Tru O-c

    yea S&M rocked the premade gingerbread hus, sorry team leizee!

  105. unicornsgalaxy

    Merry Christmas to you guys (and Happy Holidays to everyone else that doesn’t celebrate Christmas).

    I just learned about Krampus which I think is awesome!!! (Well awesome in that ‘super interesting but would probably have scared the shit out of me as a child which only kind of serves to make it awesome because I like scary stuff’ way). http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/12/krampus-saint-nicholas-dark-companion/100639/

  106. Leigh, it’s so nice to have you back! We missed you! And you look absolutely adorable in that haircut!!!

  107. disqus_HCmKk76O50

    You guys gotta try making cranberry sauce from scratch! It’s really easy to make and delicious and not like the jelly ones from the can.

    • Michael

      I had not known what cranberry sauce was for a long time. So when I finally saw what came out of the can I was dismayed and couldn’t understand why that was such a big deal. I’d be much more interested in trying a version of the sauce made from scratch.

      • Cyber_3
        Cyber_3

        Some canned cranberry sauce is better than others. There are many cartoons that mock cranberry sauce with a red can-shaped jelly on a plate. The OceanSpray “whole berry” version is quite good, if not as good as home made. Turkey with gravy AND cranberry sauce together – mmmmmmmmm……..

  108. stilinskiphiliac

    Everything was so festive and I felt like tearing up because Eat Your Kimchi Family and then you mentioned Die Hard and I was like YOOOOOOOOOO BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVER HIGH FIVE. Finally someone that can understand, nothing says Christmas like Bruce Willis and explosions. Damn straight.

  109. s&m did the “i love kpop” because they ran out of bits to stick on right? or they just got lazy? :b
    s&l’s hus is nicely decorated but s&m wins cos of the extra features, snowman and all. i’ve no idea what simon was pointing at though…. >.<

  110. Chiller

    I’m also surprised whenever I receive gifts. Its a rare treat for me most of the time (>.<) Earlier today, a guy I'm friends with (we're not close btw) gave me Ferrero Rocher and a Parker Pen with my name engraved on it. I don't even know what to feel Hahaha Just wanted to share that!

    Oh. And merry Christmas to you all!! I love you guise to death. Hahaha

  111. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Since Die Hard is a Christmas
    movie that means “Yippee kai yea m… ” should also be a
    Christmas greeting, right? It would definitely add even more colorfulness to the season if everyone went around greeting each other that way. ^^

    Guys, thanks for all the Christmas spirit you are sharing with us. I’m feel less and less bah humbug with each of your Christmasy posts. I’ve never made a ginger bread house either, may be it’s time I tried. See if my 2D design skills translate into 3D. Oh an box stuffing in my opinion is always better than homemade stuffing. I’ve had so horrifying homemade stuffing and I may be traumatized from it.

  112. Cassandra Bosquet

    1. I loved Simon and Martina’s pepparkaka hus…too cute for mere words!!
    2. Boxed stuffing, real stuffing…who cares!! It’s stuffing, son!!! It’s good!
    3. You forgo the best part of Christmas that we have here in North America= EGGNOG! and lots of it!

    Merry Christmas, EYK!! Hope it’s a great time for you as it ushers in lots of amazingness in 2014!

  113. Sonia

    I haven’t really been feeling Christmas this year, because of things, but it’s nice to see you guys all happy and festive for my fav holiday. Have a good Christmas in Toronto!! I’ll be spending mine in my bedroom, alone, with my mini fridge and Netflix. *plays small violin*

  114. Kininarimasu

    Does the sign in the studio say ‘Marry Christmas Bitches’? oO
    I vote for Soozee/Leigh house, looks less girly :D
    Merry Christmas guys :) Wesołych Świąt!

  115. GRAMIREZ

    Leigh, your rocking that hair, it looks really awesome on you!! 5 stars *****
    Merry Christmas guys!

  116. Whoa, I’m having so many difficulties here commenting. How do you guise watch our videos on non-Korean internet? Thank you all for being so patient! New found respect for you all!

    • Kiana Benoit

      I always thought Canada had fairly fast internet.. guess not?

      • It really doesn’t. Whoa. Not at all. Or maybe everywhere I go I get bad connection, but at the wifi in every family’s house, and Starbucks and Tim Hortons and the Airport, all of them are really, really slow.

        • Kelsey Mae

          Too spoiled by Korea’s insanely fast internet maybe? xD

        • Maybe? I don’t know. I’m just used to clicking on a page and it opening. When I open Instagram, pictures are there. I don’t ever see swirly balls telling me to wait. I tried loading our website here, and it took 30 seconds. 30 seconds! It takes less than 2 seconds in Korea, and it’s not even on a Korean server!

        • Kelsey Mae

          Yeah, that sounds about right, granted, I’m in Nova Scotia, not Ontario, but, I guess things just take a little longer to load here xD I don’t think I’ve ever had a page load instantly, more like five or six seconds on a good computer

        • Louise

          Lol, first world problems! I’m from the third world (South Africa) and for me super-fast internet is when a video only takes a few minutes to load at 360p. Sometimes the internet is so slow at 144p that it’s not worth the bother. It is possible to get faster internet in SA, but it’s expensive. Based on what I’ve heard about Korean internet prices, even the slow internet my family uses costs more. Yes, slow, expensive internet still exists! I love South Africa, but fast internet is one of the (many) things I’m looking forward to for when I live in Korea someday.

        • Anjaly Menon

          I am from India, southern part of it, and internet here is always pretty much fastt! like, you never hav to wait for more than 10 seconds (max) and your page/video is loaded! But then there are like a million service providers , each one of it giving u different service: like, one giving u high speed internet but at a high monthly charge, another one, moderate service and affordable charge..bla bla! in short : India has good internet services, but you can hardly find it for free anywhere (like the coffee shops or hotels!!) lol!!

        • Cyber_3
          Cyber_3

          Maybe it’s your operating system having too much data overhead on the wifi when you try to load. Maybe some configuration would help, I know that my phone can seem to take forever for some things because it has too much going on in the background. I’m on freaking DSL in BFN Southern Ontario and your page with all videos, etc. etc. is open and loaded INSTANTLY.

    • Kelsey Mae

      Lots of patience xD Although… My internet’s not all too slow. Maybe you guys just have a bad connection?

    • Sachimi

      It’s pretty fast here, but I suspect that it’s still nothing compared to Korea’s internet. I’m totally jealous.

      Merry Christmas!

    • Brittnay Bond

      we pause it and read the blog post.

      ;P

    • xxMelodyxx

      I guess it depends on what internet service you have. Mine’s fairly fast (never takes 30 seconds O_O that’s too much. But of course it’s not Korea fast). I know in public places it’s pretty slow :D

      But I loved your EYK Christmas :D You guys are so great at decorating! I’ve only done a gingerbread house once as part as Girl Guides (but my two sisters did it too and the house were HUGE so we had three giant gingerbread houses) :P I hope you guys go ahead with the possible fanmeet in Toronto! I really want to meet you guys!

    • well, until youtube decided to not load the entire video anymore, I’d just start loading the video and read the blog post :D (the video still wasn’t completely loaded but yeah…)

    • Sara Suzanne Berg

      Korean internet is pretty amazing.

    • DuchessRhea

      Maybe it’s just me, but I’m in Korea, and my internet is still slow. Well, it takes time to load some photos and videos, anyways. Same speed as back in Cali, in fact. =/

  117. vannia

    Ahhhh!!! This makes me so HAPPY! :D of course I’m voting for Leigh and Soo Zee!!! <3 Happy holidays to everyone!!

  118. Kiana Benoit

    Dang you guys were in Vancouver and I didn’t go see you at the airport :(

  119. hapagirl
    hapagirl

    I love the fact that you guys are actually close, it’s a nasty family. Leigh comes over and stays with you guys when she’s visiting. And you all do things together and you got presents, aww~ Also I would like that Merry Christmas Bitches banner
    And what happens when someone dates a guy named Kevin in Korea? Do people just assume that they’re lonely? Will this happen to Kevin from U Kiss?
    I’m kinda over the whole Christmas thing mainly because my family never does anything and I don’t like how it encompasses the other months. I am one for the claymation specials and anything with the Grinch though. And don’t worry Soo Zee and Martina, I just made my first gingerbread house this year. But how sad is that it’s just for couples, screw that! Screw Korea, I just wanna be a happy single lady who needs no man!
    And have a good time in Canada with your families guys! And happy Christmas to Leigh and Soo Zee too!!!

  120. Breana Clark

    I vote for the k-pop house!

  121. Makiyan Gatito

    merry xmas u guys 8D have a safe trip and stuff >u< <3
    also…
    Leigh.
    Omg.
    LEIGH LEIGH LEIGH OMG LEIGH LEIGH OMG U LOOK SO MUDAFUKIN CUTE IN DAT NEW HAIRSTYLE OF YOURS OMG LEIGH LEEEEEEEIGHHHHHH

  122. D A N I ★☆

    Russia doesn’t have Christmas, and of course Israel doesn’t, so that’s my first time seeing someone celebrate Christmas. I only ever celebrated Hanukkah and New Years… XD

  123. Annie Chan

    Merry Christmas! EYK crew! from far far away (Ecuador)…Why you didn`t watch Home Alone? is like a Xmas tradition here, you gotta watch it while packaging presents or if its late making the dinner.

  124. Kelsey Mae

    Wah~ This was like, perfect for me to watch before I go to the ugly Christmas sweater party my school is having for us grads^^ Loved Simon and Martina’s gingerbread house (Sorry Soo Zee and Intern Leigh^^;;)! Which reminds me… I haven’t made a gingerbread house in so long… Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas back here in Canada (Nova Scotian nasrty~)!!

  125. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    I have to vote for Simon and Martina’s Beautiful Marshmallow Snowmen!! haha
    P.S. I love your hair Leigh! It’s so cute!! ^.^

  126. Wow, your Christmas spirit is totally rubbing off on me! I hope you guys have an awesome Christmas with cranberry sauce and eggnog this year, it’s so sad that they don’t have those in Korea! In my family, the homemade gravy is what makes the holidays :)

  127. 코알라

    Boxed stuffing? Ewwww. I wonder if they have enough of the materials to make real stuffing over there… hmmmm

    • EWW? It was DELICIOUS! Well, at least we think it was delicious. Our standards are significantly lower than what they used to be, though :D

      • KATHyphenTUN
        KATHyphenTUN

        I agree with you guys! The box stuffing is amazing!!! Don’t judge it!

      • 코알라

        I have been spoiled by homemade stuffing. Ahhh the delicious taste of uncooked homemade stuffing. All the bread! All the sage! I love it so much. On a scale of 1 to 10 I’d put boxed stuffing at a 3 and homemade at a 10. It’s pretty much my favorite food. I think that is one thing I couldn’t live without, I would just need to improvise if the area I lived in did not have all of the materials xD Figure out how to make homemade stuffing, try it one time, and you will see. >:D Once you go homemade you never go back! /obsessive homemade stuffing fangirl
        [btw your decorations were very nice! this year our decorations are weird, they consist of a giant santa pig and santa seahorses haha]

  128. Angel Lee

    Wait, so single people get to spend time with Kevin? Kevin Woo from U-KISS? :D Yeah, I haven’t watched Home Alone before so that’s the Kevin that comes to mind XD Christmas doesn’t sound so bad in Korea then~ haha

  129. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    First! Hahaha Have a wonderful vacation guys!

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