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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris Narrator: Amy Sedaris, Ann Magnuson, David Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“David Sedaris’ beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris’ tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (Us and Them”), the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (“Jesus Shaves”), what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm (“Let It Snow”), the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (“Six to Eight Black Men”), what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like (“The Monster Mash”), and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (“Cow and Turkey”).

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won’t want to miss celebrating it with one of the funniest writers alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] satisfying sampler.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “As always, Sedaris’ best work is his sharply observed nonfiction, notably in ‘Dinah, the Christmas Whore,’ the tale of a memorable Christmas during which the young Sedaris learns to see his family in a new light. Worth the price of the book alone is the hilarious ‘SantaLand Diaries,’ Sedaris’ chronicle of his time working as an elf at Macys…Along the way, he paints a funny and sad portrait of the way the countless parents who pass through SantaLand are too busy creating an Experience to really pay attention to their children. In a sly way, it carries a holiday message all its own. Read it aloud to the adults after the kids have gone to bed.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Holidays on Ice now returns with a full bounty of entertaining stories at a remarkable low price. The six stories not in the original edition include tales about Halloween, secret Santas, and the difficulties of explaining the Rabbit of Easter to the French. Buy it; you deserve a laugh.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “A joy to read....Sedaris is a connoisseur of human nature at its worst.”

    Boston Globe

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 2/17/2014

    " I wanted to try and get this sufficiently quick read in during the holidays this year. Especially this year. It was great if you like very dry humor. Which I do, especially this year. I have an extreme appreciation for the perspective that Sedaris write from and he executes his style masterfully so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karen Hanson | 2/11/2014

    " I read all of Sedaris' later books (which I loved) before attempting this one. While the first half was somewhat enjoyable, it definitely had a much darker tone to it that his other books. About mid-way through it just got too dark for me and really depressing so I never finished it. I'm a little hesitant to give any of his earlier work a shot after this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/11/2014

    " 5 stars for SantaLand Diaries...however, the rest of the stories kinda fell flat. There were a few chuckles, especially with the horrific Christmas letter, but overall it was just ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise Tompkins | 2/10/2014

    " Love the twisted mind and stories of David, awesome "

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