Full episode
47: Christmas and Commerce
Act Two

Santaland Diaries

Writer David Sedaris's true account of two Christmas seasons he spent working as an elf at Macy's department store in New York.  When a shorter version of this story first aired on NPR's Morning Edition, it generated more tape requests than any story in the show's history to that point. David’s latest book is A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020). (30 minutes)