Holidays on Ice: Stories - David Sedaris I read this because I saw the SantaLand Diaries as a play last weekend & really enjoyed it. To be fair, I think Sedaris is better heard/seen than read. His radio essays & plays I've seen have been enjoyable & entertaining. His writing... eh... not so much. I liked the SantaLand Diaries section of the book fine (though it was mostly repeating what I had just seen in the play), but I found the other stories to be quite dark & very cynical. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for such dark fare, but I found it to be too heavy for what-I-had-hoped would be light, seasonal, fun reading.

As I've said, I enjoy Sedaris when hearing/seeing him. I think I'll stick to his performed &/or spoken pieces from now on.... And in that vein, I'll leave you with a link to a different holiday tale of his from the Netherlands, "6 to 8 Black Men" (about St. Nicholas & Zwarte Piet) since St. Nicholas day is approaching quickly. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUHTDrca4s