Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites and Tinsel Tales 2

(Rochester, NY) – Enjoy stories from the past and present with Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites and Tinsel Tales 2, two back-to-back special collections of the best holiday tales and memories. Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites airs Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 12 p.m., followed by Tinsel Tales 2 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2. Tinsel Tales repeats at 10 p.m. that day. Host Lynn Neary brings holiday cheer and joy to millions of homes.

Stories and featured NPR voices in Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites include: Dad 'n' Sam (Jay Allison), Homeless Christmas (Lee Stringer), Christmas Morning, 1949 (Sylvia Seymour/Paul Auster), Low-Glamour Christmas Party (Bailey White), Doing it in the Closet (John McIlwraith), Christopher (Jay O'Callahan), Ode to Christmas (Chuck Kramer), Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris), Modern Day Joseph and Mary (Scott Simon), and John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk).

Tinsel Tales 2 continues the holiday fun with: Santa Claus, Private Eye (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre of San Francisco), Pass The Fois Gras: Christmas Menu Hard To Digest (Firoozeh Dumas), A 'Silent Night' That Brought Healing (Steve Banko), The Christmas Club (Bill Harley), All I Wanted For Christmas (NPR staffers), Christmas Gift Records (The Ban-Smo Label), The Night Before Christmas, Latin Style (Read by NPR's Claudio Sanchez), The Designated Celebrator (Melinda Shoaf), Christmas Truce (Historian Douglas Brinkley), and Wolf Christmas (Daniel Pinkwater).

For a complete list of holiday programming on Classical 91.5, AM 1370, and WXXI-TV/HD visit WXXI.org/holiday

Image: Tinsel Tales host Lynn Neary
Credit: Courtesy of Max Hirschfeld


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