holiday en Tinsel Tales Two <p>Continuing with the tradition of the first "Tinsel Tales," host Lynn Neary brings another hour of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:33:55 +0000 Lynn Neary 34021 at Tinsel Tales Two Ho, Ho, Huh? <p>Authors Ron Carlson, Frank O'Connor and George Shephard each present a different side of the Christmas experience. Also humorist Calvin Trillin reads a Christmas poem.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:13:32 +0000 Sarah Boden 34020 at Ho, Ho, Huh? Tinsel Tales One <p>Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special: Wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope, all the emotions we feel at this time of year, are all summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives in “Tinsel Tales.”</p><p>David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It may be you'll remember these tales fondly, or it may be you'll fall in love with them for the first time.&nbsp; Lynn Neary hosts.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:21:52 +0000 Lynn Neary 33979 at Tinsel Tales One "A Christmas Carol," read by Doug Brown <p>Beloved by Iowa Public Radio listeners for decades, the late WOI classical music host Doug Brown reads the entirety of the ultimate Christmas classic, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:18:09 +0000 Doug Brown 33978 at "A Christmas Carol," read by Doug Brown Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays <p>The holidays bring families together and sometimes that can cause stress.&nbsp; In fact, navigating family togetherness when hurt and dysfunction abounds can seem impossible.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33485 at Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays Reclaiming the Holidays <p>We’ve made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but the ads keep coming and will continue for the next three weeks. For many, this emphasis on the material aspects of the holiday season can become overwhelming and may even overshadow the joy and fun of this special time of year.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:06:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33037 at Reclaiming the Holidays