Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Stories

Tinsel Tales
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Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special: Wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope, all the emotions we feel at this time of year, all summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives.

David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It may be you'll remember these tales fondly, or it may be you'll fall in love with them for the first time.

Lynn Neary hosts NPR's Tinsel Tales.

Program List:

'Dad 'n' Sam' by Jay Allison

'Homeless Christmas' by Lee Stringer

'Christmas Morning, 1949' by Sylvia Seymour & Paul Auster

'Low-Glamour Christmas Party' by Bailey White

'Doing It in the Closet' by John McIlwraith

'Christopher' by Jay O'Callahan

'Ode to Christmas' by Chuck Kramer

'Modern Day Joseph and Mary' by Scott Simon



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