Chatterbox #63 – Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We know we’re early this year, but we wanted time to get you in the Christmas spirit. This holiday season, Harp and Maura look at Christmas over the years, talking about their own Christmas traditions and how things change as we grow up.

They also talk about what’s new and happening this Christmas. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, learn more about how it happens in Canada.

Expressions included in the learning materialseggnog

  • To wrap up
  • Mom’s territory
  • Christmas carols
  • The more…the less
  • Santa Claus and his other names
  • A trip down memory lane
  • To skip the malls
  • Canadian standards of Christmas
  • Gadgets
  • Home for the holidays
  • A gift exchange
  • Eggnog
  • To spice something up
  • The Christmas spirit
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Les Doux Cactus

Sample transcript

Maura: First we’re gonna talk about Christmas past; then we’re gonna talk about the present, what’s happening right now; and the future, upcoming Christmases.
Harp: Yes. So let’s get started, Maura.
Maura: Oh, Christmas past. I like thinking about past Christmases; I feel so nostalgic.
Harp: I know, me too. I love Christmas. I love the Christmas season.
Maura:  You know, it’s interesting, though, how things change as the years go by and things are different now from when we were young. Do you have any good Christmas stories from when you were younger, Harp?
Harp: I just remember waking up on Christmas morning and my mom would never know what to get us when we were in our teenage years…

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips