Mon December 24, 2012


Mon December 24, 2012
Planet Money

All The Holiday Presents You Bought (And Returned), in 2 Graphics

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Buying presents for your loved ones is hard. Nothing is worse than seeing a friend or a relative open one of your gifts and look terribly disappointed.

The solution: a gift receipt! More and more people are now providing gift receipts with their presents, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Mon December 24, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

Whatever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 12:38 pm

A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR


Mon December 24, 2012
The Two-Way

A Moveable Feast: What Are You Leaving For Santa?

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 11:53 am

Aside from the traditional plate of cookies, some households planned to leave Santa gourmet surprises that would land most people on the naughty list at the local gym.
Larry Crowe AP

Milk and cookies might be the traditional Santa offering on Christmas Eve, but in at least one household, St. Nicholas will be getting smoked salmon and scotch.

It's just one out-of-the-ordinary example we gleaned from a call out to fans of NPR's Facebook page. Many of them involved a different sort of Christmas "spirit" — the kind that could push Mr. Claus over the legal limit, at least during the U.S. leg of his annual aerial circumnavigation.

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Mon December 24, 2012
World Cafe

Tracey Thorn On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 4:19 pm

Tracey Thorn.
Edward Bishop Courtesy of the artist

When veteran U.K. singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn decided to put together her own Christmas album — a project she'd been pursuing for several years — she opted for a slightly less traditional approach.

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