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Holiday Traditions

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News Reporter: Hello. This is Charles Richards from Channel 7 News, and we're down here, uh, at the City Mall, interviewing people on how they (1) Christmas. And, uh, hi young lady. What is your name?

Young Girl: Elizabeth Carter.

News Reporter: And, uh, Elizabeth, uh. How does your family celebrate Christmas?

Young Girl: We go (2), and we go over to my grandparents house and have dinner with them.

News Reporter: Well, that is great, and let me ask this young man. Hi, what is your name? [Johnny.] And Johnny, how old are you?

Johnny: Five.

News Reporter: And, uh, does your family eat anything (3) for Christmas?

Johnny: Turkey . . .

News Reporter: And what does Christmas mean to you?

Young Girl: Going to my grandma's and (4) their breakfast.

News Reporter: Going to grandma's and making breakfast. And let me ask another young man. Hi, what is your name? [Steven.] Okay, and Steven, what does Christmas mean to you?

Steven: Giving but not expecting to get.

News Reporter: Now, that's kind of hard for a young man like yourself. What does that mean: Giving by not expecting.

Steven: Well, one thing that we do is (5) giving.

News Reporter: Secret giving? Now how does that (6) in your family?

Steven: We (7) up to the porch of somebody that we want to give to, we put the gift that we want to give to them, ring the doorbell, and (8).

News Reporter: Ring the doorbell and hide? Uh, so you're not expecting something; you just want to be (9) to someone else. Is that right?

Steven: Yeah. That's correct.

News Reporter: And let's interview one more. And, uh, how do you celebrate Christmas? What is the best thing about Christmas and what does it mean to you?

Young Woman: It means getting off from school!

News Reporter: Getting off from school?! Do you all feel that way?

Group of Children: Yeah!!

Young Girl: Because I hate (10).

News Reporter: Yeah. Well, that all here from the City Mall. Channel 7 reporting.

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