This week's Brain Game: Vote now!

This week's Brain Game: Vote now!

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Brain Game Prize Dec 2012_L
Photo: Fujifilm
Every Thursday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Then Young Post readers can choose to eliminate one until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a Fujifilm Instax mini 50S instant camera and three packs of Fujifilm instant film worth HK$2,280.

Who do you want to ELIMINATE? Vote below.

This round we asked: Rename a Christmas carol


Michelle Fasching, 15, Maryknoll Convent School

All I Want for Christmas Are the Looks of an Abercrombie Model. Yes, really. The craze created by the Abercrombie shop opening in Hong Kong this year with their super-fit, muscular models has got girls lining up around the block. The store's loud music, dim lighting, distinctive perfume and picture-perfect shop assistants have got hormone-crazed teenage girls hooked. And, hey, I'm just another teenage girl. Don't judge me for obsessing over looks!


Thomas Cheung Chak-wang, 17, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

I would pick Let It Snow. Not a very traditional song, but still a pretty old and famous one. We never have snow in Hong Kong. So I guess for us the song should be: Let It Be Cold. Snow is what all the children in Britain look forward to. In Hong Kong, we just want our winter to be cold. Who wants a Christmas Day in 30-degree Celsius heat?

But oh yeah: we've just had a day this month when the temperature was exactly that hot!


Lexie Lee Hoi-ching, 16, Hioe Tjo Yoeng College

I would rename Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas to Have Yourself a Merry Cramming Christmas. Christmas, for most people, is a time to enjoy themselves - parties, gifts, and that fuzzy festive feeling.

But that doesn't include us, the students. As the exam period comes after Christmas, the holiday, to me, is all about cramming, exam practice and tension. Perhaps Santa should give me a time-delay machine this year!


Rosemarie Ho, 15, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth would become All I Want For Christmas Is a New iPad.

Apple products are hugely popular. A recent survey has shown that most youngsters wanted the company's latest offerings most. Almost half of the respondents said they wanted a new iPad this festive season.

Well, even if you don't get one, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!


Vanessa Lai, 15, Sacred Heart Canossian College

What will you be doing during Christmas? Singing those old-fashioned carols? Having a big feast that makes you totally full? Or putting a smelly sock at your bedside?

Why don't you just have a crazy party all night long with all your friends to release the stress which you have been accumulating for a whole year?

And so I will rename We Wish You a Merry Christmas to We Wish You a Crazy Christmas.


Lillian Wong, 16, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

I will rename Jingle Bells to Jungle Bells. Deforestation is a serious problem now. About half of the world's original forests have already been destroyed. At this rate, the world's rainforests could vanish in a hundred years.

Forests are mostly cut down for money. This has had a dramatic impact: loss of habitat for thousands of species, climate change, and global warming. The jungles are now ringing alarm bells! So stop wasting products made of wood. Let's answer to the bell of the jungle now!


Vanessa Sin, 15, St Paul's Convent School

I would remake Hark the Angels Sing to Hark the iPhone Rings. Or any other phone that allows texting, WhatsApping or Facebook messaging. Romantic, hand-written Christmas cards are being replaced by beeping noises - a reminder that you received a "Merry Christmas" note through WhatsApp. Of course, electronic gadgets make our lives a whole lot more convenient and save our poor hands from writing-induced fatigue.

Still, sometimes, a sweet phone call or a surprise visit works the best.


Ice Chan, 13, St Rose of Lima's College

Instead of Silent Night, I would call it Shivering Night. An unforgettable Christmas party seven years ago brings this name to mind immediately. We were all excited and joyful.

Suddenly, the lighting dimmed, Silent Night started to play from the far corner, and the door opened.

Plenty of Santas appeared and started jumping around us children. But they were monster Santas and nearly scared me to death.

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