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David Sedaris
Format Paperback
Dimensions 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)
Pages 166
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date October 2010
ISBN 9780316078917
Book ISBN 10 0316078913
About Book

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).


From Barnes & Noble

It's been more than a dozen years since David Sedaris first unwrapped Holidays on Ice, but who can forget this collection of raucous stories about Christmas traditions and mishaps? Several of the stories have become twisted holiday classics; among them "Christmas Means Giving," with its competitively generous neighbors, and "Front Row Center for Thaddeus Bristol," Sedaris' mock serious review of a grade school Christmas pageant. Holidays on Ice now returns with a full bounty of entertaining stories at a remarkable low price . The six stories not in the original edition include tales about Halloween, secret Santas, and the difficulties of explaining the Rabbit of Easter to the French. Buy it; you deserve a laugh.

Judith Newman

He's the best there is.

Christopher Muther

A joy to read....Sedaris is a connoisseur of human nature at its worst.
Boston Globe

Mark Washburn

Sedaris is certainly worthy of hero worship....He is a master pathfinder.
Charlotte Observer

Melissa King

A writer comparable to Mark Twain or James Thurber. You have to go back a ways to find someone to compare David Sedaris with; his talent is so huge it just doesn't come around that often.
Raleigh News & Observer

Library Journal

Christmas laughs old and new from the comedian who made his name with "The Santaland Diaries."

Library Journal

Christmas laughs old and new from the comedian who made his name with "The Santaland Diaries."

The News and Advance

...Sedaris has as much fun as is humanly (or elfishly) possible in his behind-the-scenes look at this particularly American tradition of sitting on Santa's lap and asking for stuff...Part of the fun is hearing the reaction of the New Yorkers who have to wait in line, pay for Santa photos, and generally go mad in the Christmas frenzy that Macy's embodies. And Sedaris, never quite who he seems to be, has the nasty tone of his commentary down perfectly.

New York Times

Sedaris is the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star.