English Conversation About Holidays | 79

In this English conversation about holidays, Emma and Luke talk about Christmas and their Christmas traditions. What is your favorite holiday? Do you still follow the holiday traditions you did as a child?

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English Conversation About Holidays | Transcript

Emma (00:06):
Welcome to an English conversation about holidays. Not just any holidays.

Luke (00:13):
Oh yeah.

Emma (00:14):
Oh yeah. You know what day today is?

Luke (00:16):
Christmas.

Emma (00:18):
It's Christmas. Is Christmas your, you're smiling. Is Christmas your favorite holiday?

Luke (00:24):
Christmas makes me weep with the joy of a thousand unicorns.

Emma (00:29):
That's a pretty strong emotion. So, I'm guessing, ever since you were little you've liked Christmas.

Luke (00:35):
Yeah. It's true.

Emma (00:36):
Do you have, uh, any traditions that you've been doing since you were little?

Luke (00:41):
Um, yeah, so we get a Christmas tree and we decorate it with ornaments and garland and tinsel. Then we put gifts for each other underneath it, all wrapped up.

Emma (00:56):
Do you have a, do you go and get a real Christmas tree, like a, a living tree or is it a plastic one?

Luke (01:03):
It's living.

Emma (01:03):
Living. Those are cool. They, they smell, you can smell the pine. It has like a very special scent to it. Like I think they even try for plastic trees, you can buy like little scented sticks to try and make the plastic tree smell like a real tree, but it never does. A real tree just has that, that pine fragrance. It's just like the, the scent of Christmas. That makes me think, uh, when I was a, when I was a kid, one of the traditions that I would have would be, especially in, in middle school and high school, my group of friends would get together and we would have a party. We'd decorate cookies and we'd watch movies and exchange presents. We haven't done that in many, many years, but now that I think about it, maybe I should invite them to dinner and we can have, we can start a new tradition. Do you plan on starting any new traditions this year?

Luke (01:57):
Um, no? Just, uh, going to drink too much eggnog as per usual. That's my usual tradition.

Emma (02:10):
Does your eggnog have alcohol in it?

Luke (02:12):
It does not.

Emma (02:14):
Because there's two ways you can. Yeah. I've never been an eggnog person. I prefer hot chocolate or coffee. Yeah. What other, do you have other holiday foods that are like, you have to have this food for it to be Christmas?

Luke (02:38):
Um, beef stroganoff and it was in my childhood. And even though I don't like it so much, it's still like the rest of my family did, so it's still part of the tradition.

Emma (02:51):
That's pretty unique, 'cause most families don't have beef stroganoff for Christmas dinner. I think it's more common for like a big turkey or a ham or like a prime rib, like a very large, expensive piece of meat. Lamb, maybe even, but beef stroganoff is kind of unique. Well, this has been an English conversation about the holidays. For transcripts and English vocabulary lists. Please visit our website, dialoguefrog.com.

English Conversation About Holidays | Word List

holidays
oh yeah
Christmas
smiling
favorite
makes
weep
joy
thousand
unicorns
pretty
strong
emotion
I'm guessing
ever
since you were little
true
traditions
Christmas tree
decorate
ornaments
garland
tinsel
put
gifts
each other
underneath
wrapped up
real
living
plastic
smell
pine
special
scent
try
sticks
fragrance
That makes me think...
when I was a kid...
especially
middle school
high school
group
get together
party
cookies
exchange
presents
maybe I should...
invite
start
eggnog
as per usual
alcohol
prefer
hot chocolate
coffee
beef stroganoff
childhood
the rest of...
unique
'cause
common
turkey
ham
prime rib
lamb

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