David Sedaris' diary of his experiences as Crumpet the holiday elf at Macy's is the perfect Christmas apertif. One part sweet; two parts sour; and more than a dash of bitters.
Listen: David Sedaris: 'Santaland Diaries' (RealAudio)
Fresh Air - December 23, 1994
(Originally aired on Morning Edition - Dec. 23, 1992)