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Tinsel Tales 3


Even More NPR Christmas Favorites In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the third collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. 

Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour-long special. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising.

You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

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Hosted by Lynn Neary 

December's Soundtrack by Amy Dickinson

Christmas With UPS by Loree Gold

Merry Stressmas: It's That Time Of The Year by Kevin Kling 

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Appreciating The Ugliness Of The Christmas Tree by Ken Harbaugh 

Stealing Hemlock by Bailey White 

Christmas Lights Tour by Bill Harley 

Christmas With The Totenbergs by Nina Totenberg 

The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry, read by NPR's Audie Cornish 

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Christmas For Cows by Baxter Black 

Christmas Pudding by Marialisa Calta 

Caroling In The Cold by Julie Zickefoose 

Christmas Magic by Joseph C. Phillips 

Grinch's True End by John Moe