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The Santaland Diaries

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In my house, David Sedaris is key to a wonderful Christmas. In the spirit of enlarging your yule, I’d like to share with you the Santaland Diaries.

Santaland Diaries, Part 1:

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Santaland Diaries, Part 2:

Santaland Diaries, Part 3:

Santaland Diaries, Part 4:

As an added bonus, here is Sedaris’ classic “Seasons Greetings To Our Friends and Family”, a christmas newsletter from an overly chipper suburban Mom which spirals completely out of control. Read by the perfectly cast Julia Sweeney.

“Seasons Greetings To Our Friends and Family”, Part 1:

“Seasons Greetings To Our Friends and Family”, Part 2:


  • Jim Corbran

    Ever since the first time we heard The Santaland Diaries years ago, I’ve never been able to listen to “Away In A Manger” without chuckling (no matter who’s singing it). Crumpet the Elf has made this reading a holiday tradition!