Full episode 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Prologue Share a clip Transcript 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) ByIra Glass More in HolidaysView all 787: Baby's First Christmas Dec. 23, 2022 Act Two: Jews for Jesus, for Just One Day Alex Edelman grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Boston. 787: Baby's First Christmas Dec. 23, 2022 Act Four: Single Bells Scaachi Koul is commemorating a Christmas first of her own – and ON her own – this year. 787: Baby's First Christmas Dec. 23, 2022 Act One: Does Santa Believe in Himself? Producer Aviva DeKornfeld accompanies Santa Allen to his first “chair gig” to see whether all of his hopes, or all of his fears, or a little of both, will be realized. (16 minutes) More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 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.