Tinsel Tales

(Rochester, NY) -- AM 1370 brings listeners a trilogy of Tinsel Tales, where NPR voice from past and present tell stories of the season! Hosted by Lynn Neary, Tinsel Tales, airing Thursday, December 24 at 12 p.m. and again at 9 p.m., includes the following 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)

Then on Friday, December 25 at 12 p.m. and at 9 p.m. AM 1370 presents Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. Featured stories include: 

  • Merry Stressmas: It's That Time Of The Year (Kevin Kling)
  • Appreciating The Ugliness Of The Christmas Tree (Ken Harbaugh)
  • Stealing Hemlock (Bailey White)
  • Christmas Lights Tour (Bill Harley)
  • Christmas With The Totenbergs (Nina Totenberg)
  • The Gift Of The Magi (O. Henry, read by NPR's Audie Cornish)
  • Christmas For Cows (Baxter Black)
  • Christmas Pudding (Marialisa Calta)
  • Caroling In The Cold (Julie Zickefoose)
  • Christmas Magic (Joseph C. Phillips)
  • Grinch's True End (John Moe)
  • December's Soundtrack (Amy Dickinson)
  • Christmas with UPS (Loree Gold)

Following Tinsel Tale 3 on Friday, December 25 at 1 p.m. and at 10 p.m. AM 1370 brings listeners Tinsel Tales 4: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites. In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. 


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