Full episode 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Prologue Share a clip 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 Three: The First Noel Andre, 6, and his 4 year old brother Luc are experiencing Christmas for the very first time. More by Ira GlassView all 700: Embiggening Apr. 10, 2020 Act Three: Tunnel Vision A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. 699: Fiasco! Apr. 3, 2020 Act Two: Squirrel Cop The first day on the job inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, and sometimes, fiascos. 697: Alone Together Mar. 20, 2020 Act Five: Let’s Talk Radio Ira talks to his dad about a job he had before Ira was born.