6 December 22, 1995 Christmas Download Share a clip Transcript Chris Jones Prologue ByThe Pinetree GangIra GlassDavid Sedaris A Christmas radio play by David Sedaris and the Pinetree Gang. (28 minutes) Act One Act One ByBeau O'Reilly A Christmas tree story by Chicago playwright/musician Beau O'Reilly. (14 minutes) Act Two Act Two ByReginald GibbonsIra Glass A story about Christmas at Juvenile Court by Chicago novelist/editor Reginald Gibbons. (10 minutes) Act Three Act Three Peter Clowney reports on Christmas at the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church. Music from Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church all through the hour. (9 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act One: Twas The Morning After A Christmas poem from David Rakoff, about holidays in The Big City. 384: Fall Guy June 26, 2009 Act Two: Be Careful Who You Love The story of a famous but not well-understood political fall guy, someone who became a scapegoat for American policies worldwide. 333: The Center for Lessons Learned May 25, 2007 Act Three: The Lessons Of Tomorrow, Today For all the discussion in Congress about withdrawing troops, there seems to be very little serious discussion about why, about what'll happen to Iraq once we leave, about responsible ways to withdraw. Staff RecommendationsView all 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father? 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be.