Would you like it gift-wrapped, sir? (Christmas movie scene from Love Actually)


Level: Medium to High


Language: Colloquial expressions, Shopping, Relationships, Personality, Christmas

Love Actually is a 2003 movie, set in snowy London at Christmas. The word “actually” means “in reality”, so the idea of the movie is to show what romantic relationships are really like. So that means showing the many obstacles and imperfections of a relationship.

The plot involves various characters and relationships, though they are all interconnected in some way. One of these relationships is that of Harry and Karen. They are a middle-aged couple with two young children. They’ve been together for many years and have a comfortable, familiar relationship. However, Harry works as the managing director at a design agency and he has a very pretty new secretary called Mia. She acts very flirtatiously with Harry and he enjoys having the interest of a young, attractive woman.

As Christmas approaches, Harry decides that he would like to buy a special Christmas present for Mia.  In this scene, we see Harry trying to secretly purchase the gift.

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