a book for the holidays

imageholidays on ice (1997) by humorist david sedaris contains “santaLand diaries” \ aired on public radio every year around christmastime, the reading of “santaLand diaries” is like the “twas the night before christmas” tradition of the npr crowd 

“santaLand diaries” chronicles|fictionalizes sedaris’s time working as an elf at macys \my favorite part is when santa santa <the santa who took on his role most seriously> asks him to sing “away in a manger” / like any helpful elf, he does so – unlike other elves, he sang it a la billie holiday 🙂 \ you can’t appreciate this episode as much on the printed page as you do actually hearing sedaris sing like billie holiday / always makes me laugh – just heard it on morning edition

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