Stephen: Morning, Ashlie. Merry Christmas!
Ashlie: Happy Christmas! Nice hat, it suits you.
Stephen: Thank you. Here you go, here’s your Christmas present.
Ashlie: Oh thanks, Stephen. It’s lovely. Just what I have always wanted. Here, I’ve got something for you, too. There you go.
Stephen: Socks! I love them. Thank you, Ash.
Ashlie: I’m so excited. It’s Christmas morning, but we have got so much to do today.
Stephen: We’re spending Christmas here this year to give Mum a rest. And the family are coming over for Christmas lunch and I’m sure my sister’s got it all planned out.
Ashlie: Yep, I’ve got a list. At 9 o’clock, put turkey on to cook. 9.30, steam pudding. 10 o’clock, peel potatoes. 10.30...
Stephen: That sounds like a lot of work for you. I think I’ll have a bit of a sit-down before everyone arrives.
Ashlie: But we’re doing this together, remember. You promised.
Stephen: I thought Christmas Day was supposed to be a holiday!
Ashlie: Well, you’ve got to do something to help out in the kitchen. I tell you what; you can do the sprouts for the main course. If that’s not too difficult for you?
Stephen: Of course it’s not too difficult.
Ashlie: OK, well, let’s get cooking then. Come on. We’ve got lots to do.
Stephen: I’ll help in a minute. I’ll just go see if there’s any of those mince pies left.
Stephen: Merry Christmas, Dad.
Dad: Hello, son.
Stephen: Merry Christmas, Mum.
Mum: Happy Christmas, Stephen, my wonderful boy! Oh... What a lovely tree. Did you decorate it, Stephen?
Stephen: Yes, Mum.
Mum: It’s lovely, you are so clever. Hello, sweetie.
Ashlie: Happy Christmas, Mum.
Mum: Happy Christmas, Ashlie. You look lovely.
Ashlie: Oh, thank you.
Mum: Lunch smells wonderful, dear.
Ashlie: Christmas lunch is hard work, isn’t it? I hope it’s as good as yours.
Mum: Oh, I’m sure it will be fine. I expect you’ve both been working so hard in the kitchen. I hope it’s not been too much for you?
Ashlie: No, Stephen has been so much help. Come on, let’s get back to work.
Stephen: Have a seat, Dad.
Ashlie: Well, the turkey’s cooking and the potatoes are boiling. But you still have to do the sprouts. Can you sort them out?
Stephen: Yeah, sure. I love Brussels sprouts. They’re just like baby cabbages. What do you want me to do?
Ashlie: Well, you peel them and then boil them, of course.
Stephen: OK. Easy…
Ashlie: I just need to do the stuffing and check on the turkey.
Stephen: Go ahead! All under control here.
Ashlie: What do you think, is it done?
Stephen: Looks good to me, Ash. Maybe we should add some Christmas sparkle – a finishing touch!
Ashlie: Not more tinsel…
Stephen: Hey Ash, these sprouts are taking ages to peel. What do you think?
Ashlie: Err, well, I don’t think you need to do anything else to them Stephen… or else there’ll be nothing left. Let’s put them on to cook and then we’re ready.
Ashlie: Who’s for turkey, then?
Dad: It looks lovely, dear. Yes, please.
Mum: Ashlie, Stephen, did you remember the sprouts? What about the stuffing?
Dad: It’s not a proper Christmas dinner without stuffing!
Ashlie: Yes, Dad, don’t worry. Here’s the stuffing.
Stephen: ...and my sprouts are here, I did them!
Mum: Oh, I… I thought they were peas. But it all looks wonderful! You’re both so clever.
Ashlie: Come on then, let’s eat up!
Mum: Oooh – time for some presents. Here you go, both of you. I know you’re going to love your Christmas presents.
Stephen: Thanks, Mum.
Stephen: Thanks, Mum!
Mum: I made it myself. Put it on, it’s just the thing for a cold winter’s day.
Stephen: It’s really… er, cosy. I’ve never worn anything quite like it.
Mum: Ooh... you look lovely, I knew you would. It really suits you.
Stephen: What did you get, Ash?
Ashlie: Happy Christmas, everyone!