Adam Shepherd: [narrating] I was writing an article about Christmas, specifically the sounds of Christmas, but I wanted was not the sleigh bells and noise of ornaments and toys, but the real magic of Christmas... the sounds of faith, hope and good will. It also seemed like a good time to catch up on my Christmas shopping.
Sales Girl: Can I help you?
Adam Shepherd: Yeah, please. I'm looking for a present for a little girl.
Sales Girl: Anything special?
Adam Shepherd: Well, she's a special little girl.
Sales Girl: Your daughter?
Adam Shepherd: My niece... a real doll.
Sales Girl: Well, how about a real doll... housewife doll, fairy doll, princess doll, angel doll, talking doll, dancing doll...?
Adam Shepherd: Angel doll! I'll look at your angel doll.
Sales Girl: We've had a run on angels, but I'll fly up to the stockroom. I'll be right back.
Adam Shepherd: [thinking] Fairy doll, dancing doll, angel doll... ah, the sounds of Christmas - the real sounds, the deep sounds. You can hear them if you really listen.
Sales Girl: Sir? Here's your angel.
Adam Shepherd: [lost in a reverie] Yeah... I'm listening to them.
Sales Girl: I beg your pardon.
Adam Shepherd: Oh, I'm sorry.
Sales Girl: Your angel?
Adam Shepherd: [looking at the angel doll] Isn't she lovely?
Sales Girl: Shall I put it in the box?
Adam Shepherd: Oh, no. You can never lock an angel in a box.
Adam Shepherd: [hands the salesgirl some money] There. Now you keep the change. Oh... Merry Christmas.
Sales Girl: Merry Christmas.
Adam Shepherd: [speaking to the audience] And a Merry Christmas to you, too.