24 Dec Crumpet the Elf, better known as writer David Sedaris, is back for another holiday visit. Sedaris first read from his Santaland Diaries, about his. 23 Dec Writer David Sedaris is back as Crumpet the department store elf who finds little joy in the holidays. He first read from his “Santaland Diaries” on. 6 quotes from SantaLand Diaries: ‘The woman in charge of costuming assigned us our outfits and gave us a lecture on keeping things clean. She held up a c.

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A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

The back hallway was jammed with people. Twenty-two thousand people came to see Santa today, and not all of them are well-behaved. Holidays bring out the crazy in all of us. Related Video Shorts 0 Diares your video.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. She yelled, Rachel, get on that man’s lap and smile or I’ll give you something to cry about. Everything these elves say seems to have an exclamation point on the end of it. A Holiday Tradition Listen. Sedaris admits to some exaggeration, so maybe writing stories about holidays is a natural fit for his talents. The thing is though we seem to have absolutely nothing in common we do have one thing, tiny as it may be, we the commanality of being human and living during this particular era.


The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. His off-beat humor matches up with what I think is funny.

But my favorites were “Dinah the Christmas Whore” and “Let It Snow” because of the glimpses into the strange family that shaped this author’s twisted outlook on life. Late in the afternoon, a child said she didn’t know what her favorite Christmas carol was. And if people who write about the economy don’t know great humor when they see, I can’t imagine who does. Men Women Total Cast. Dizries can be an entrance elf, a water cooler elf, a bridge elf, train elf, maze elf, island elf, magic diaires elf, usher elf, cash register elf or exit elf.

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’ : NPR

There was a line for Santa and a line for the women’s bathroom, and one woman, after asking me a thousand questions already asked, which is the line for the women’s bathroom? Dramatists Play Service, Inc. And I shouted that I thought it was the line with all the women in it. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?

SantaLand Diaries Quotes by David Sedaris

This viaries may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It made me dizzy – this flirtation. Singing Away in a manger, no crib for a babe. I picked this particular book up because my best friend is in the hospital, has been, will be, for a while.


Crumpet the Elf Reads from Santaland Diaries. Get to Know Us. This year may be their freshest yet as they flip their own script by trading roles. The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.

Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners. I don’t share much of a background with David Sedaris, I’m not from a “middle class” family, I have no college education IVY LEAGUE even, c’monno one in my family has had anything to do with the arts, I’m an only freakin’ child, I’m born bred and have always lived in the North West, I don’t even have a passport let alone the means to live in any country I please Comedy or Tragedy, life is what you make of it.

But I highly recommend the book – one of the funniest I’ve ever read!!!! Soundbite of music Mr. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. I do have a complaint with Amazon though – my copy, shipped along with another book, arrived bent! Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc.