Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites and Tinsel Tales 2

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites and Tinsel Tales 2

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:00pm

Image: Tinsel Tales host Lynn Neary

Credit: Courtesy of Max Hirschfeld

Celebrate the holiday with Christmas stories from the NPR archive.

Enjoy stories from the past and present with Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites and Tinsel Tales 2, two back-to-back special collections of the best holiday tales and memories. Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites airs Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 12 p.m., followed by Tinsel Tales 2 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2. Tinsel Talesrepeats at 10 p.m. that day. Host Lynn Neary brings holiday cheer and joy to millions of homes.

Stories and featured NPR voices in Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites include: 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), and John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk).

Tinsel Tales 2 continues the holiday fun with: 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), and Wolf Christmas (Daniel Pinkwater).

For a complete list of holiday programming on Classical 91.5, AM 1370, and WXXI-TV/HD visit WXXI.org/holiday


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Christmas favorites

I am trying to listen on line to a story that aired on 12/23/2011 @ 12:00. It was a beautiful story about a poor country family who gets a note that if they go into town they will be given "christmas"...so that dad goes into town with his horse and wagon, not really knowing what to expect and he comes back with a wagon full "christmas".

The neighbor, Sam Jackson, heard there was Christmas in town, but thought it was only for the "white folk" and so he didn't get Christmas, so the families shared Christmas together...

It was a beautiful, heart warming story that I would like my friend to hear. I see that some of your Tinsel Tales are set up for listening, I would like to be able to hear the one told of above. Could you tell me where to find that?