Tinsel Tales NPR

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. This season, we feature three unique episodes of the program. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Schedule

Occasional special in place of Insight on Dec. 23 and 25
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Thursday, December 25, 2014 Permalink

Tinsel Tales 2 / NPR Christmas Favorites

In place of Insight

9am

Tinsel Tales 2
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Featured Stories:

  • Santa Claus, Private Eye (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre of San Francisco)

  • Pass The Fois Gras: Christmas Menu Hard To Digest (Firoozeh Dumas)

  • A 'Silent Night' That Brought Healing (Steve Banko)

  • The Christmas Club (Bill Harley)

  • All I Wanted For Christmas (NPR staffers)

  • Christmas Gift Records (The Ban-Smo Label)

  • The Night Before Christmas, Latin Style (Read by NPR's Claudio Sanchez)

  • The Designated Celebrator (Melinda Shoaf)

  • Christmas Truce (Historian Douglas Brinkley)

  • Wolf Christmas (Daniel Pinkwater)


8pm

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

 

Featured Stories:

  • Dad 'n' Sam (Jay Allison)

  • Homeless Christmas (Lee Stringer)

  • Christmas Morning, 1949 (Sylvia Seymour/Paul Auster)

  • Low-Glamour Christmas Party (Bailey White)

  • Doing it in the Closet (John McIlwraith)

  • Christopher (Jay O'Callahan)

  • Ode to Christmas (Chuck Kramer)

  • Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris)

  • Modern Day Joseph and Mary (Scott Simon)

  • John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk)