Each year, listener’s tune in to NPR for holiday offerings
of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can
listen to these evergreen delights while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts,
entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire.
More Tinsel Tales
includes many of the outstanding storytellers featured regularly on NPR. Kevin
Kling finds that Christmas in his family usually includes some type of family
disaster, but it provides a wellspring of memories as the family gathers again,
undaunted. Ken Harbaugh wonders at the perfection of the unadorned tree in his
house—until his family breaks the spell. Bailey White spreads the Christmas
guilt as she implicates her mother and sister in their life of yuletide crime.
Jay O’Callahan remembers a boyhood Christmas that veered from tragedy to hope.
A very merry, but wary Dave Barry shares his latest take on the hazards of
celebrating Christmas. Cowboy poet Baxter Black reflects on the modern manger.
Julie Zickafoose remembers a frigid but magical night of “Caroling in the
And available exclusively in this edition of More Tinsel Tales is All Things Considered host Audie Cornish’s
inspired reading of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi.” Download and start listening now!