Like an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning, NPR Holiday Favorites
is full of unexpected pleasures and evergreen delights:David Sedaris contributes his now classic "Santaland Diaries", his account of his experiences playing Santa's little helper at Macy's in New York.
Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law's recipe for cranberry relish onto the air - again.
Storyteller Kevin Kling finds an invitation to participate in a production of The Nutcracker too tempting to resist.
Ghanian-born commentator Meri Danquah shares her thoughts on Kwanzaa.
Cowboy poet Baxter Black describes a Christmas cookie with "the denseness of an anvil and the half-life of a radial tire".
Robert Siegel goes in search of the correct spelling for December's Jewish holiday.
Adam Gopnik, New Yorker writer and self-proclaimed secularist, celebrates the universal optimism inherent in Christmas.
The Thanksgiving tables are turned on unsuspecting Bostonians in "When Turkeys Attack".
Commentator Claudio Sanchez reads "The Night Before Christmas, Latin Style".
Steven Ivory toasts the kindness of strangers in "My Annual New Year's Quandary".
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