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David Sedaris reads his Ho Ho Hilarious ‘Santaland Diaries’

“I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock, and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform,”

(David Sedaris aka Crumpet)

While those “other” families have countless Christmas classics to enjoy year after year, LGBTQ families have few stories that truly speak to their heart and fabulous sensibilities.  If it weren’t for the incomparable, David Sedaris and his hilariously twisted observations on working as an elf named Crumpet at Macy’s Santaland, we’d have one less.

They can keep their fictional yarns of a wonderful life; t’what happened the night before Christmas; all that manger mishigas, and days of Christmas gifts that seem more like a revenge crime than love.

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What David Sedaris kept were diaries of truth that would launch his literary career after he read them on NPR more than 25 years ago, and kept millions of readers laughing ever since.

If you’ve never heard David Sedaris read it himself, there is nothing like it!

“The Santaland Diaries” was first published in 1994 in Barrel Fever and again in 1997s Holidays on Ice collection which includes, “Season’s Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!” and “Dinah, the Christmas Whore” among others.

The “Diaries” were adapted by Tony Award winner, Joe Mantello into a one-man show which premiered off-Broadway in 1996 and has become a holiday staple for theaters across the country.

David Sedaris’s latest book is the critically acclaimed, best seller The Best of Me.  If you need a last minute gift for a fabulous friend, the first essay “Glenn’s Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2” will have them LTGAO… OL!

His next tour starts in the spring.  For dates and cities follow him on Instagram!


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