Tinsel Tales

Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR
CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: DC148
Released: Nov 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615731015
Narrator/s: Lynn Neary
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Ho ho ho! Here's what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon's modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of "the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America." A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a "Silent Night" that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that's just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.

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Author(s): NPR
Narrator(s): Lynn Neary
Product Number Z10007463
Released: Nov 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781615731022

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"This collection of Christmas stories and reports from NPR might be reason enough to start a new holiday listening tradition. There's a Bailey White story here--always a treat, especially as read by White herself--and John Henry Faulk's moving "Christmas Story," an NPR storytelling staple since it was first broadcast in 1974. Bill Harley's contribution, a story about joining his small-town bank's Christmas Club when he was a boy, is a funny gem. Add to the mix "Santa Claus, Private Eye," a fast-paced, noir-flavored bit of audio theater; various commentaries and interesting histories of pop-culture manifestations of Christmas from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "A Charlie Brown Christmas"; and even something for the season's grinches--and you have a festive stocking stuffer of an audio. J.M.D. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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