ESL Conversation Film - The Greatest Gift Short


ESL Conversation Film

A Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden. It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time. As the first snow falls, we find our hero Dave caught up in the Christmas whirlwind – all he wants to do is to get home to spend time with his family, but all sorts of Christmas duties and calamities are getting in his way. That is until he sees a gingerbread man on his daughter’s bedside table that they’ve made to look like him. That gives him a genius brainwave…

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Lyrics

Another year over Where do they go to It’s a mystery Now it’s December So much to remember Before Christmas eve I’m already late And my train is delayed “disruption” on the line I race into work And the place is beserk Yes it’s Christmas time I wanna find the greatest gift I can give my family But right now I don’t have time to breathe The streets are chaotic The shops idiotic There’s a que for the que?! A granny’s taking her time At the front of the line “91. 92”

There’s a party at work And the manager’s twerking Inappropriately To top off the day Another train is delayed It’s a catastrophy Christmas time is here “I’d like to spend the time With the ones I love so dear.” I’m tryn’a find the greatest gift I can give my family I don’t have time, there’s only one of me Tell me how do people do it all I’ll never get it done If only there was a way to be In two places at once If I wasn’t alone What if I had a clone? I could do so much more! It would all be a breeze With a couple more mes I’d have time galore!

I wanna find the greatest gift I can give my family The greatest gift that I can give is me Now I can be with the boss And empty out my inbox Simultaneously Leaving me time to spend With my family and friends Who are a part of me I wanna find the greatest gift I can give my family The greatest gift that I can give is me I wanna find the greatest gift I can give my family The greatest gift that I can give is me

Conversation Starters: Why would you describe the father as "hard working"? What does he do for Christmas? What was the greatest gift he found for his family? What is the greatest gift you ever bought? What was the greatest gift you ever received? What do you want for the holidays this year?

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