The Weekend – Christmas Chronicles II
A: Really, gentlemen, you can’t take me to jail! Don’t you know who I am? Kris Kringle, you know, Papa Noel, Pere Noel, Babbo Natale, sheng dan lao ren!
B: Yeah, Yeah, we’ve heard that one before, haven’t we Joe?
C: Yeah, last week we booked this guy who claimed to be the tooth fairy! Can you believe that?
A: It’s Christmas Eve and I have all these presents to deliver! Where is your Christmas spirit? What will happen when all the children wake up tomorrow and don’t find any gifts in their stockings?
B: Sorry buddy, you were parked in a no-parking zone, you were speeding, and you have no ID!
C: Besides that, even if we let you go now, your sleigh has been impounded and those reindeer were taken to the city zoo.
A: What! This is unbelievable! What’s this world coming to? Christmas is ruined!
C: What’s that up ahead? It looks like… elves!! Elves!! Whoa, they’re shooting candy canes! Mayday, Mayday, we are under heavy attack! We need backup!
take someone to jail : take someone who is arrested to a place where other criminals are kept
book : arrest (informal)
claim : say something is true when some people say it may not be true
stocking : large sock; traditionally, Christmas gifts are put inside on the Christmas Eve
speed : drive faster than legal speed limit
impound : held by the police
ruined : damaged or destroyed
reindeer : large deer that lives in the north part of the globe
elf : small creature (in stories) that have pointed ears and magic powers
candy cane : a stick-shaped candy with red and white curves on the top
under heavy : being attacked or hurt
backup : help
charge : formally accuse someone of a crime
pull someone over : make a moving car move to the side of the road
ambush : a sudden attack
stocking stuffer : small gifts that are putting the Christmas stocking
Christmas ornament : decoration that is used to make the Christmas tree beautiful