Tinsel Tales: Favorite Christmas Stories From NPR (Audiobook CD)

Nov 17, 2011


In the audiobook cd, Tinsel Tales, NPR voices, past and present, tell some of their favorite stories of the season. David Sedaris reads his public radio classic, “Santaland Diaries.”  Scott Simon tells the modern version of the Christmas story, where Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards.  Commentator Bailey White talks about a low-glamour Christmas party that some school teachers have. There are many more entertaining stories too numerous to mention.  All of these stories are contained on two CDs, and are short enough for perfect listening in the car while driving on errands, or on a short 2-hour road trip. Each story is a reflection of the narrators’ thoughts and feelings of the season. NPR also injects little tidbits of pop culture and facts about the composing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and other Christmas time staples. This may begin a new listening tradition, or at the very least, will get you in the mood for the holiday season of 2011.


Written by Library Staff