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David Sedaris Reads From His 'Santaland Diaries'

It's tradition! Writer and humorist David Sedaris reflects on his short tenure as Crumpet the Elf at Macy's. Sedaris first read the "Santaland Diaries" on Morning Edition in 1992 — and instantly, a classic was born.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 23

Christmastime celebrations abound in and around the District of Columbia.
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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Scandinavian Glogg

In snowy Norway, nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine, spirits and spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.
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Indulge Yourself: 2011's Best Celebrity Tell-Alls

Susan Jane Gilman recommends behind-the-scenes reads about the rich and famous — by a rock star, a hotel concierge, a stuntman and a Brat Packer, all offering backstage passes to their glamorous lives. Entertaining and star-studded, they make for perfect holiday escapism — with a cocktail (or two) in hand.
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Holiday Greetings From The World Of Politics: Dogs, Churches, And Plaid Shirts

Political figures send out holiday cards just like everyone else. ...Well, maybe not exactly like everyone else.
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Flicks, Picked (Redux): Edelstein's 2011 Top 10 Films

From a white-knuckle Wall Street chronicle to a modernized Shakespearean war story, the films on David Edelstein's best-of-the-year list tell solid stories new and old.
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'The Dead Witness': Classic Victorian Crime Fiction

In The Dead Witness, Michael Sims presents stories from the early days of detective fiction, revisiting classics and introducing readers to a raft of lesser-known writers, many of them women.
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Tintin's 'Adventures' Take Him To Hollywood

Seamlessly blending innocent wonder with the most worldly and sophisticated technology, Steven Spielberg's motion-capture adventure tracks the Belgian hero on a global quest.

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