Learn English meaning of ‘holiday shopping’ – Holiday Shopping

by learn a language journalist

Dominique:  Andy, I’m a little sad about the holidays, aren’t you?

Andy_H:  Why are you sad about the holidays? It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You know?

Dominique:  Because I’m so behind, and I’m stressed out. I mean, I haven’t even started my holiday shopping, and I usually start back in April.

Andy_H:  Oh! I’m so sorry!

Dominique:  I don’t know what I’m going to do. I mean, I have a huge family, and I should be at least halfway done by now. I haven’t started.

Andy_H:  OK. OK. First, take a deep breath. Second, you’ve got to really, like, temper the holiday shopping. I mean, most people…

Dominique:  Who is going to help me… wrap… all… the… gifts, Andy?

Andy_H:  OK. OK. I know that it might be maddening and everything, but just KISS.

Dominique:  They will sell out of the hottest toys!

Andy_H:  KISS!

Andy_H:  Keep It Simple, Stupid! It’s an acronym… KISS. OK? I know you’re…

Dominique:  It would have been simple if I would have started in April.

Andy_H:  Maybe, you could… I don’t know… tell people, “Hey, we’re going to, you know, just enjoy family. And sorry about not getting the latest action figure 3000.”

Dominique:  Yeah… you tell that to a four-year-old. You tell that to a four-year-old.

Andy_H:  I have… actually never done that, so you’ve got me there.

Dominique:  Good luck!

Andy_H:  I’m just saying, take a breath!

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