NPR Holiday Favorites

NPR Holiday Favorites

Audio CD(Original radio broadcast; 2.25 hours on 2 CDs)

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Overview

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. The Thanksgiving tables are turned on unsuspecting Bostonians in When Turkeys Attack. And more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615735129
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 2.25 hours on 2 CDs
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

Nationally renowned broadcast journalist SUSAN STAMBERG is special correspondent for NPR. Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents


Tracks:
  • Introduction by Susan Stamberg
  • Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties
  • Martha Stewart, A Domestic Diva Talks Relish
  • How to Extend Your Holiday
  • Not My Job: Amy Sedaris
  • How to Get Out of Giving Thanks
  • When Turkeys Attack: Bostonians Battle Wild Birds
  • Thanksgiving Day Cab Ride
  • Nutcracker Dreams
  • Storycorps: The Christmas Tree Under the Porch
  • Christmas Truce
  • Repaying a Christmas Favor
  • My Annual New Year's Quandary
  • Patti LaBelle Celebrates the Holidays
  • Santaland Diaries
  • Santa, the Caring Stranger to the North
  • Christmas Morning, 1949
  • Thoughts on Kwanzaa
  • Santarchy!
  • The Worst Gifts Ever
  • Father Sarducci's Absolute Worst Holiday Song Ever
  • Chanukah, or Hanukkah?
  • Mixed Families Set to Celebrate ‘Chrismukkah'
  • Lebkuchen: A Holiday Treat That Lasts a Lifetime
  • A Recipe for Latke Failure
  • A Personal Miracle on 55th Street
  • Christmas Candles
  • The Phenomenon of 'Feliz Navidad'
  • This I Believe: The Designated Celebrator
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