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3.00003057320176 out of 53.00003057320176 out of 53.00003057320176 out of 53.00003057320176 out of 53.00003057320176 out of 5 3.00 (54,623 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris, Ann Magnuson, Amy Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged 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 favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families are Sedaris’ tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French, what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm, the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations, what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like, and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry.

This collection includes:

  • “Us and Them”
  • “Jesus Shaves”
  • “Let It Snow”
  • “Six to Eight Black Men”
  • “The Monster Mash”
  • “Cow and Turkey”
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Quotes & Awards

  • "...Sedaris has as much fun as is humanly (or elfishly) possible in his behind-the-scenes look at this particularly American tradition of sitting on Santa's lap and asking for stuff...Part of the fun is hearing the reaction of the New Yorkers who have to wait in line, pay for Santa photos, and generally go mad in the Christmas frenzy that Macy's embodies. And Sedaris, never quite who he seems to be, has the nasty tone of his commentary down perfectly. The News and Advance
  • 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

  • “Christmas tales sure to please readers new to humorist, playwright, and NPR commentator Sedaris.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kerry | 2/12/2014

    " The book that made me a Sedaris fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Micah Taylor | 1/20/2014

    " As someone already cynical about the holiday season, this book is the perfect companion to an observant and exhausted mind during the most wonderful time of the year... or maybe it's not, come to think of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tanu | 1/12/2014

    " This is the first book I listened to by David Sedaris and I wasn't impressed. It had such a depressing tone in such festive season. I don't think I will ever listen to or read this book again. I will try listening/reading his other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tortla | 1/10/2014

    " Evilly funny holiday stories. "

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