Holidays on Ice

  • by David Sedaris
  • Narrated by David Sedaris
  • 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a van or police car. "The SantaLand Diaries", "Dinah, the Christmas Whore", and "Season's Greetings Greetings to our Friends and Family!!!", all previously published stories, have been joined by a trio of equally charming newcomers. A network television executive strong arms the congregation of a small Pentecostal church in "Based on A True Story". "Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol" finds a bitter local theater critic savagely attacking the various holiday plays and pageants presented by the area's elementary schools. And finally, in "Christmas Means Giving", two competitive families celebrate the season by giving the gift of themselves.

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Disappointed

Looking for some light holiday humor? This isn't it. Since when do we find humor in the sexual abuse and murder of children?
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- Mary E. Johnson

dark and scary

I found this -- enjoyable -- no big laughs. The first story as an elf is the kind of story that makes you grin -- sometimes with shame. He shows the dark corners of us all. The character David Sedaris writes is xenophobic, cynical, sarcastic... etc
People are like this and that makes you laugh -- or just grin.
The second story is even more so. Although the end left me somewhat in shock.
Spooky, scary, against the stream.
The third set of stories was more ammusing than the second. Again, the main character is showing all of our dark corners. Lust for money, looking for a job... not your everyday christmas stories. Some of the characters actually gave me the shivers -- it scares me that some of them do actually exist.(check out Borat in case you doubt this)
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- Peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2005
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio