NPR Holiday Favorites

NPR Holiday Favorites

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[Story]

NPR Holiday Favorites overflows with humor, warmth, nostalgia, joy, and hope.  From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah, from Christmas to Kwanzaa, these classic stories from NPR programs are sure to become a part of your holiday traditions.  Join host Susan Stamberg as NPR fan favorites like  David Sedaris, Kevin Kling and Brian Unger tell stories of the season; some that you'll remember fondly, and others  that  you and your family will fall in love with for the first time.

[Contents]
  • David Sedaris contributes his now classic “Santaland Diaries,” his account of his experiences playing Santa’s little helper at Macy’s in New York.
  • Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish onto the air—again.
  • Storyteller Kevin Kling finds an invitation to participate in a production of The Nutcracker too tempting to resist.
  • Ghanian-born commentator Meri Danquah shares her thoughts on Kwanzaa.
  • Cowboy poet Baxter Black describes a Christmas cookie with “the denseness of an anvil and the half-life of a radial tire.”
  • Robert Siegel goes in search of the correct spelling for December’s Jewish holiday.
  • Historian Douglas Brinkley recounts the Christmas Truce of 1914.
  • The Thanksgiving tables are turned on unsuspecting Bostonians in “When Turkeys Attack.”
  • Brian Unger thinks turkey day speeches are not only scary but unnecessary in "How to Get Out of Giving Thanks.”
  • Steven Ivory toasts the kindness of strangers in “My Annual New Year’s Quandary.”
  • Author Jeanne Martinet offers insights in "Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties."
  • Theoretical physicist Brian Greene reveals how to make the Thanksgiving holiday last just a little bit longer.
  • Comedian and writer Amy Sedaris plays a game called "Drinking this much will win me a Pulitzer Prize, or make not winning a lot easier to take."
  • A potentially depressing Thanksgiving day is saved by an encounter with a friendly NY city cab driver.
  • In 1944 a mother in Staten Island, NY, decides to forgo a Christmas tree because her son Joey is missing in action.
  • It's a tradition in the Berkes family to repay a Christmas favor.
  • Legendary songstress Patti LaBelle celebrates the holidays.
  • NPR's Scott Simon offers some thoughts on Santa Claus.
  • Novelist Paul Auster reads the story "Christmas Morning, 1949."
  • NPR's Robert Smith dons his own Santa suit for this undercover report on Santarchy! - a disturbing new Christmas tradition.
  • Music producer Mike Andrews and musicians Carrie Brownstein and Jill Sobule recount "The Worst Gifts Ever."
  • Don Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, reveals his dislike for Christmas songs with his own offereing to the genre, One Hundred Bulbs (on the Christmas Tree).
  • Ron Gompertz discusses his version of the holidays in "Mixed Families Set to Celebrate 'Chrismukkah.'
  • Roya Hakakian remembers a stranger's Christmas kindness in  "A Personal Miracle on 55th Street".
  • Storyteller Jay O'Callahan remembers a winter in his life when hope was found in the person of a little boy.
  • Christmas just isn't Christmas without "Feliz Navida" by Jose Feliciano.
  • Writer and homemaker Melinda Shoaf is the one who sees to it that a holiday actually happens in the lives of her loved ones.
  • Reporter Tamara Keith couldn't figure out how to make Latkes, even with the help of her mother-in-law's recipe.

[Specs]

ISBN: 9781615735129

Format: CD

Publisher: HighBridge Audio

Publication Date: September 2010

2.25 hours

 

This item is on final clearance.  Clearance items are in limited supply and are non-returnable.

[Story]

NPR Holiday Favorites overflows with humor, warmth, nostalgia, joy, and hope.  From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah, from Christmas to Kwanzaa, these classic stories from NPR programs are sure to become a part of your holiday traditions.  Join host Susan Stamberg as NPR fan favorites like  David Sedaris, Kevin. . . Show More >

This item is on final clearance.  Clearance items are in limited supply and are non-returnable.

[Story]

NPR Holiday Favorites overflows with humor, warmth, nostalgia, joy, and hope.  From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah, from Christmas to Kwanzaa, these classic stories from NPR programs are sure to become a part of your holiday traditions.  Join host Susan Stamberg as NPR fan favorites like  David Sedaris, Kevin Kling and Brian Unger tell stories of the season; some that you'll remember fondly, and others  that  you and your family will fall in love with for the first time.

[Contents]
  • David Sedaris contributes his now classic “Santaland Diaries,” his account of his experiences playing Santa’s little helper at Macy’s in New York.
  • Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish onto the air—again.
  • Storyteller Kevin Kling finds an invitation to participate in a production of The Nutcracker too tempting to resist.
  • Ghanian-born commentator Meri Danquah shares her thoughts on Kwanzaa.
  • Cowboy poet Baxter Black describes a Christmas cookie with “the denseness of an anvil and the half-life of a radial tire.”
  • Robert Siegel goes in search of the correct spelling for December’s Jewish holiday.
  • Historian Douglas Brinkley recounts the Christmas Truce of 1914.
  • The Thanksgiving tables are turned on unsuspecting Bostonians in “When Turkeys Attack.”
  • Brian Unger thinks turkey day speeches are not only scary but unnecessary in "How to Get Out of Giving Thanks.”
  • Steven Ivory toasts the kindness of strangers in “My Annual New Year’s Quandary.”
  • Author Jeanne Martinet offers insights in "Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties."
  • Theoretical physicist Brian Greene reveals how to make the Thanksgiving holiday last just a little bit longer.
  • Comedian and writer Amy Sedaris plays a game called "Drinking this much will win me a Pulitzer Prize, or make not winning a lot easier to take."
  • A potentially depressing Thanksgiving day is saved by an encounter with a friendly NY city cab driver.
  • In 1944 a mother in Staten Island, NY, decides to forgo a Christmas tree because her son Joey is missing in action.
  • It's a tradition in the Berkes family to repay a Christmas favor.
  • Legendary songstress Patti LaBelle celebrates the holidays.
  • NPR's Scott Simon offers some thoughts on Santa Claus.
  • Novelist Paul Auster reads the story "Christmas Morning, 1949."
  • NPR's Robert Smith dons his own Santa suit for this undercover report on Santarchy! - a disturbing new Christmas tradition.
  • Music producer Mike Andrews and musicians Carrie Brownstein and Jill Sobule recount "The Worst Gifts Ever."
  • Don Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, reveals his dislike for Christmas songs with his own offereing to the genre, One Hundred Bulbs (on the Christmas Tree).
  • Ron Gompertz discusses his version of the holidays in "Mixed Families Set to Celebrate 'Chrismukkah.'
  • Roya Hakakian remembers a stranger's Christmas kindness in  "A Personal Miracle on 55th Street".
  • Storyteller Jay O'Callahan remembers a winter in his life when hope was found in the person of a little boy.
  • Christmas just isn't Christmas without "Feliz Navida" by Jose Feliciano.
  • Writer and homemaker Melinda Shoaf is the one who sees to it that a holiday actually happens in the lives of her loved ones.
  • Reporter Tamara Keith couldn't figure out how to make Latkes, even with the help of her mother-in-law's recipe.

[Specs]

ISBN: 9781615735129

Format: CD

Publisher: HighBridge Audio

Publication Date: September 2010

2.25 hours

 

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