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Chinese-American immigrant Tom Xia challenges the neighboring Joneses to celebrate Christmas without using anything made in China.
Chinese-American immigrant Tom Xia challenges the neighboring Joneses to celebrate Christmas without using anything made in China.
165 backers pledged $15,635 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Herbert Eder on December 2, 2012

      Hi, any news on a finishing date? Will it be in time for this year's Christmas?

    2. Creator climber1978 on April 6, 2011

      This is a fake topic. All "made in China" products were just assembled in China. Or, you can say, all tangible processes happened in China. But, the cost associated with tangible processes was very low (5-10%). Americans was involved in most non-tangible processes like, design and development. And, most importantly, American retailers earned 70% of the profit of selling such products. As long as Americans could still buy a lot goods and Americans still be able to design innovative products, this model will last. However, it seem more and more Asian workers could do the same things now. And, China, as a consumer market, will surpass America soon. At that time, all Americans should question themselves: what's value I could offer to this world?

    3. Creator Chris Hornung on January 31, 2011

      I just came across this one. Fantastic that it made its goal. A short aside: My wife in and I had our two kids at a Chinese restaurant and the owner brought our five year olds each a tiny little toy. I, without thinking remarked, "these toys were made in China." immediately it struck me: but everything is made in China. We were still thrilled with the gesture. But what a reality check. I am going to keep a watch for the documentary.

    4. Creator william on January 11, 2011

      Hello! Great news on getting the rest of the project funded! I'm very excited to see how it turns out. I'm very pleased by the notion of the challenge and that it is told from a Chinese-American perspective so as to explore both sides of the issue. My personal contribution was done in the name of "Taos Local Television" and I hope can be listed as such in the credits. I also hope we'll be able to air this for local audiences here in New Mexico. We are three cultures living together under one mountain. If you need any help with editing, titling, color correction or DVD Authoring, please let us know a t taostv (dot) org. Keep your sights high!

    5. Creator Jamie Morris on January 10, 2011

      Alright, You just got funded! Happy to be the last nail that built this kickstarter project...
      I have about hours left myself on my own docu project about Japan (see the video)...so close! Spread the word Tom, if you can, so I can get some sleep.
      Anyways, your project looks like a gem and will open peoples eyes. Hilarious too!
      cheers
      Jamie Morris
      Prod/Dir
      "Sayonara Speed Tribes"
      Jamie Morirs

    6. Creator Dwyers & Xia on January 10, 2011

      Hi there, thank you for your comments. We are addressing these very topics in our documentary. You can visit our blog and talk to Tom about all this. Check it out http://xmaswithoutchina.tumblr.com/

    7. Creator Andria on January 7, 2011

      What is fascinating is that our houses and lives are filled to the brim with Chinese made goods and no one has any clue. Aren't there any kind of import laws that protect US made goods from this onslaught? Did no one protest this as their factories and industries closed? We as a country let this happen. Why?

    8. Creator Matt on January 2, 2011

      I have tried spreading the word myself, reaching out to some organizations which promote "Made in the USA," products particularly.

    9. Creator Alex Mak on December 24, 2010

      Hmm. I think You should work on advertisement. 17 days to go, and only 6'500$. And, 50$ for DVD...hmm it's ok for license but, author movie. It should be made in China, it's much cheaper! I hope all gonna be OK. Good Luck!