Smells like Xmas spirit

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Episode 137/1x137
Smells like Xmas spirit

I'm a Christmas fairy!

Blogger Tariq
Date Posted December 13th, 2007
Length 3:14
Description Christmas is in the air! Time for a musical number methinks.
Location(s) Tariq's flat
YouTube Tags KateModern LG15 lonelygirl15 Tariq
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried
Co-Executive Producer(s) Joanna Shields and Amanda Goodfried
Associate Producer(s) Cristy Coors Beasley
Series Producer(s) Pete Gibbons
Line Producer Kelly Brett
Production Co-Ordinator Claire Finbow
Interactive Co-ordinator(s) Jonathan Almond
Production Runner(s) Meryl Iona Edwards
Director(s) Luke Taylor (BigBalls Films)
Head Writer Luke Hyams
Vidplay Hazel Grian
Story Miles Beckett, Luke Hyams, and Hazel Grian
Editor(s) Yusuf Pirhasan
Music 'True Love's Kiss' from Disney's 'Enchanted' [1]
Tariq Jai Rajani
Julia Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "You Stink"
Next "Help Me Get Charlie"
Previous by Tariq "Commitment"
Next by Tariq "Happy new year?"

Smells like Xmas spirit is the one-hundred thirty-seventh webisode in the KateModern video series. This video was uploaded to both YouTube and the KateModern site as "Smells Like Xmas Spirit".


(Julia is hanging decorations on a christmas tree.)

Tariq: Looking good, babe!

Julia: Thanks!

Tariq: No, the tree. (Julia shoots Tariq and irritated look.)

Julia: Okay, we're just missing one more thing now, honey. The lights, yeah?

Tariq: (Laughs.) Lights as well? Are you sure the tree can take anything else?

Julia: Babe, we've got to have lights! I love lights! They're my most favorite thing!

Tariq: Okay, great. Um... I'll put 'em up for you.

Julia: Sure?

Tariq: Yeah, of course! Putting up lights is a man's job!

Julia: Okay.

Tariq: Leave it to me. (Julia takes the camera from Tariq.) These ones, yeah? (Grabs a string of already plugged-in lights from the floor. Julia gives a sound of agreement.) Safety first... (Tariq turns off the power strip and unplugs the strand.)

Julia: Oh yeah, well done.

Tariq: Alright, um... (Struggles with the tangled light strand, and eventually hangs a section of the lights over two branches.) There you go!

Julia: You're not just gonna leave them like that, are you?

Tariq: No, no, they're perfect! And now... we have lights! (Turns on the power strip, but the lights stay off.)

Julia: Tariq.

Tariq: Sorry.

Julia: Oh, honey! I really wanted lights!

Tariq: Right. I've got an idea. (Grabs his coat from the sofa.) Come along.

Julia: Cheap ones from the supermarket, yeah?

Tariq: No! Better than that! (Grabs Julia's hand and pulls her towards the door.)

(Cut to Tariq standing outside wearing a princess tiara. He takes it off and puts it on Julia's head.)

Tariq: Gimme that. (Takes the camera from Julia, and pans it to show Julia wearing the tiara, a pair of fairy wings, holding a wand. Julia laughs.) Now look! Look, look!

Julia: (Turns around to see a giant neon sign for "Enchanted".) Aww, look at the lights, honey! We should go and see that! Shame this isn't a real magic wand... Hey! I could magic you some more hair! (Laughs with Tariq.) Sorry.

Tariq: You're a real princess to me, you know that?

Julia: Alright, smoothie.

Tariq: Smoothie? (Julia kisses Tariq and the camera pans down to show her leg lifted off the ground.)

(Cut to show massive paper chains strung across the street. Cut to Julia skipping down the street. Cut to Tariq wearing the tiara and holding the magic wand.)

Tariq: This is for you. (Skips down the street.)

(Cut to Julia hiding amongst mannequins in a store window. She then comes out to meet Tariq. Cut to Tariq's arm and leg sticking out beyond a building. Cut to Tariq dancing in the street. Cut to Julia dancing in the street. She then winks at the camera. Cut to Julia spinning her umbrella. She kisses the camera. She swings the umbrella to cut to Tariq under it. Cut to Julia dancing down the street again. Cut to Julia making a cute face for the camera. Cut to Julia trying to user her magic wand on a wreath. Cut to Julia convincing a stranger to hold the camera and film them. The stranger grabs the camera and films Tariq and Julia messing around in front of the monument. Cut to Tariq and Julia under the umbrella together. Cut to Julia blowing a kiss at the camera. Cut to Tariq using the wand as a monocle. Cut to Julia balancing on the curb. Cut to Tariq and Julia kissing in a buggy, being pulled by someone dressed as Santa. Julia pretends to use the wand to make the driver turn and squeals. Tariq looks strangely at the camera. Julia laughs. Tariq puts on the driver's Santa hat and beard. Cut to show the driver, bald. Tariq looks at the camera, and Julia pulls down his beard. Julia squeals again as the buggy turns. Cut to show a statue, with Julia pretending to be it underneath. Tariq attempts to do the same. Cut to a further view of the "Enchanted" sign, and Tarq and Julia kiss. Cut to Tariq clicking his heels. Cut to Julia attempting to balance on the curb and doing a turn. Cut to show kaleidoscopic images, that cut to Tariq and Julia kissing again.)


  • The title is a reference to the Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  • The driver of the buggy may be a Watcher, as he was bald and appearing to wear sunglasses when his Santa hat and beard were gone.
  • Despite his "efforts" to light the tree, the reason the lights never came back on was because they were unplugged nonchalantly when Tariq was turning off the power strip.