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Christmas
It's five o'clock Christmas morning. I am six years old, and my brother is three. We are whispering back and forth to each other about what might be waiting out in the family room for us, and we are trying desperately to stay in bed for at least another hour. We have already been to our parents' room once.
"Go back to sleep," my mother whispered.
"Listen to your mother," my father said.
My brother is sure that he heard Santa's reindeer land on the roof.In my memory, this is Christmas. The anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds by sleepy parents so they can see what Santa brought them. My brother sneaking in and out of our bedroom, getting closer and closer to his goal each time.
"He ate the cookies!" he reports.
Making cookies for Santa was part of the build up, and every year there was a question as to whether or not he had actually been down our chimney. It wasn't the extra presents that sealed the deal. It was the cookie crumbs left on the plate by the fireplace and the empty glass of milk. Once we had determined that the cookies were gone, there was no turning back.
There is a soft knock at the door. My brother flings it open and flies past my mother who is standing in the hallway in her blue terrycloth robe. I hug my mom and follow him. The tree lights glow red, green, and blue.
The angel made from my mother's wedding dress material looks down on us from her perch on the top of the tree.I can smell coffee brewing as I separate the presents.My brother plays with a plastic robot.
It is Christmas morning.
What is your family's special tradition?

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Christmas

It's five o'clock Christmas morning. I am six years old, and my brother is three. We are whispering back and forth to each other about what might be waiting out in the family room for us, and we are trying desperately to stay in bed for at least another hour. We have already been to our parents' room once.
"Go back to sleep," my mother whispered.
"Listen to your mother," my father said.
My brother is sure that he heard Santa's reindeer land on the roof.In my memory, this is Christmas. The anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds by sleepy parents so they can see what Santa brought them. My brother sneaking in and out of our bedroom, getting closer and closer to his goal each time.
"He ate the cookies!" he reports.

Making cookies for Santa was part of the build up, and every year there was a question as to whether or not he had actually been down our chimney. It wasn't the extra presents that sealed the deal. It was the cookie crumbs left on the plate by the fireplace and the empty glass of milk. Once we had determined that the cookies were gone, there was no turning back.
There is a soft knock at the door. My brother flings it open and flies past my mother who is standing in the hallway in her blue terrycloth robe. I hug my mom and follow him. The tree lights glow red, green, and blue.

The angel made from my mother's wedding dress material looks down on us from her perch on the top of the tree.I can smell coffee brewing as I separate the presents.My brother plays with a plastic robot.

It is Christmas morning.

What is your family's special tradition?

Otgoo
Thursday at 8:59 pm
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Hi, I'm from Mongolia.

I don't understand this ( that sealed the deal, blue terrycloth robe,

and could you explain me more widely this sentence-I can smell coffee brewing as I separate the presents

For us we don't celebrate Christmas but we celebrate new year. It means beginning of new year for everything such as new life , new job, new feeling.

thank you, cheers

Otgoo

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Jenny
Monday at 12:13 pm
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It's a very interesting story,the way you show up very clear. I love it.Thank you.

Jenny

Rosey
Wednesday at 7:37 pm
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For me, I'm a Muslim. But I have memories about Christmas night with my family and friends as a beginning of a new year. I used to sing jingle bells and watch "home alone" I sometimes made a wish but it never comes true ๐Ÿ˜’.

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Rashef
Tuesday at 9:08 am
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It is Eid in my culture, I mean for Muslims.

Zahra
Monday at 9:09 pm
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there were better vocabulay you could leave them on vocabulary part.comparing to the lesson they were too easy

Monday at 8:46 pm
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I like this lesson because Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Monday at 11:48 am
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Hello Soonyoung Kim,



Thank you for posting.



Let us know if you have any questions.



These are correct when spoken in English.


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Soonyoung Kim
Saturday at 9:34 pm
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The anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds by sleepy parents so they can see what Santa brought them. My brother sneaking in and out of our bedroom, getting closer and closer to his goal each time.


I don't think these two sentences are not complete.

I can't see verbs.

1. the anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds

2. My brother sneaking...


I am not sure whether these two sentences are right in spoken English.