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A New Twist On The 'Santaland Diaries' Tradition

David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" is an NPR tradition. This year, we asked you to describe your imaginary shift as a Santaland elf. Responses ranged from heartwarming to devilish.

Junesong Talkdemonic
The Rest Is Noise Jamie xx

Terry Mote (right) visits the home of Stanley and Lorit Jamor in Enid, Okla. Stanley was born on Bikini atoll, and is a descendant of Chief Juda, who was told in 1946 by Commodore Ben H. Wyatt, of the U.S. Navy, to give up the island homeland "for the good of all mankind." Bikini was a main site for U.S. nuclear testing and is uninhabitable to this day because of radioactive contamination. Sarah Craig for NPR hide caption

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A Policy Knot Leaves Oklahomans From Marshall Islands Struggling To Get Health Care

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Call Julianna Barwick
Mele Kalikimaka la `Oe George Kuo
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts (center), is just one of several potential 2020 presidential candidates who came out in support of Sanders' Medicare for All proposal in 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

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The Fool You Need Son Lux
Jingle Bells Duke Ellington
A Case of You James Blake
Once in Royal David's City Sufjan Stevens
O Tannenbaum Vince Guaraldi Trio
Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio

Chris holds a plastic syringe he and his wife use to administer homemade medical marijuana oil to their 13-year-old son, Dylan, who has autism. Lynn Arditi/The Public's Radio hide caption

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After Other Options Fail, A Family Tries Medical Marijuana For Son With Autism

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Luxe Gold Young Collective
Silent Night Starry Bay Trio

A wolf in its enclosure at the Hexentanzplatz zoo in Thale, northern Germany. Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wolves Are Back In Germany, But Not Always Welcome

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Yeah Right D.N. Hürter
Christmas Song The Aislers Set
Improvisation on Handel's Hallelujah, for piano Gabriela Montero
Unknown Unknown
Deck the Halls Herbie Hancock
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Ventures
Nutty The Ventures
Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) James Brown

Crystal Lansdale carrying concrete blocks during a practice at a TRAC workshop in the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Wash. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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'Changing The Mindset': Female Inmates In Training For A Life After Prison

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