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Tinsel Tales - Favorite Holiday Stories from Npr

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Ho ho ho! Here’s what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon’s modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of “the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America.” A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a “Silent Night” that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that’s just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.

Ho ho ho! Here’s what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon’s modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of “the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America.” A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a “Silent Night” that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that’s just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.
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Ho ho ho! Here’s what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon’s modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of “the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America.” A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a “Silent Night” that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that’s just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lynn Neary

Length:

2h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:17