Holidays on Ice:

Stories

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

“David Sedaris’ beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris’ 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 one of the funniest writers alive.

Editorial Reviews

“[A] satisfying sampler.”

New York Times Book Review

Sedaris's essays are written to be heard, so listen up-he just keeps getting better.AudioFile Magazine on DRESS YOUR FAMILY

"I love David Sedaris. I love his weird girlie-man voice and his weirder sense of humor. I love him even though his audio books nearly slay me. In fact, they would come with a warning: 'Remain still while listening. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery or even use ordinary motor skills'."
-New York Post on BARREL FEVER
Sedaris is the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star.New York Times

“As always, Sedaris’ best work is his sharply observed nonfiction, notably in ‘Dinah, the Christmas Whore,’ the tale of a memorable Christmas during which the young Sedaris learns to see his family in a new light. Worth the price of the book alone is the hilarious ‘SantaLand Diaries,’ Sedaris’ chronicle of his time working as an elf at Macys…Along the way, he paints a funny and sad portrait of the way the countless parents who pass through SantaLand are too busy creating an Experience to really pay attention to their children. In a sly way, it carries a holiday message all its own. Read it aloud to the adults after the kids have gone to bed.”

Amazon.com, editorial review

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.”

Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

“A joy to read....Sedaris is a connoisseur of human nature at its worst.”

Boston Globe

Author Biography

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France.

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Reader Biography

Ann Magnuson is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer who first gained prominence in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. The New York Times described her as “an endearing theatrical chameleon who has as many characters at her fingertips as Lily Tomlin does.”

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