Full episode 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass hauls out Ye Olde Book of Christmas Stories, only to realize that everyone's favorite stories are—gasp—missing. Sounding the alarm, he sets off to save Christmas, the only way he knows how. (2 minutes) More in HolidaysView all 690: Too Close to Home Dec. 27, 2019 Act One: How Do I Say This? Scaachi Koul is trying to learn a language native to her parents, and heads back to Calgary to ask why they never taught it to her in the first place. (21 minutes) 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 25, 2015 Act One: Christmas On A High Wire Some of the best improv actors in the country join us for a special Christmas themed performance recorded live at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn. More by Ira GlassView all 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country. 765: Off Course Mar. 18, 2022 Act One: The Audition Ira’s story of Yibin Li continues. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Three: Maybe Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union.