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A Christmas message from the Bean

This is a fabulous video from the master of silent humor - Mr. Bean. Talk about putting the holy family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) in a place they belong, with all the comfort and luxury they deserve!

The Nativity "Bean" Scene gets new characters. Can you identify them all?

Would you like to have "bean" there?

Waiting for the End - LP

I was thinking about the last post (on making and keeping a wish list) and the song Waiting for the End by Linkin Park came to my mind.
The lead singer Chester talks about his own wishes regarding a relationship he had and lost. He recognizes there is no way of having something that he has already lost but apparently can't come to terms with the idea.
Here are two sentences he uses with wish. We can rewrite them in a different way but with the same meaning. The original sentences are in red.
"Wishing I had the strength to stand" = "If only I had the strength to stand"
"I wish it wasn't so" = "I would have liked it not to be so"
There is some useful vocabulary to learn here. While watching the video, find expressions or words that are the same in meaning as:
exchange something for somethingkill somethingnot mentioned or not spokenthat way (in the sentence "I wish it wasn't that way")what is necessary get trapped in the middle of a…

I wish, I wish for a wish list

More than any period of the year, Christmas is when people make lists of what they want to win and what they want to give.

But between Christmas and New Year's Day, people start making resolutions for the next year. An alternative to listing resolutions is making a wish list.

On this list, people include things like:

Places to go
World foods to try
Books to read
Movies to watch
What else would you include on your list?

Do you have any special wish(es)?

Is it better to make New Year Resolutions or make a wish list?