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All rights reserved. Holidays on Ice is great right down to the cover which features an alcoholic beverage with ice in in it adorable and much like my family's holidays. It features Christmas themed stories some his holiday experiences, others just featuring his talent as a writer.
Santa land Diaries is the first essay and it is the star of this show. These are journal entries from when David at the age of 33 worked as an elf at Macy's Santaland It chronicles the insane parents, the unfortu Holidays on Ice is great right down to the cover which features an alcoholic beverage with ice in in it adorable and much like my family's holidays.
It chronicles the insane parents, the unfortunate children, an interesting and multi-cultural array of Santa's and the policies Macy's enforces with regard to Santaland.
There is so much gold here it is unreal, a Santa who never breaks character he is called Santa Santa there is a gay elf snowball who leads all the other gay elves and a Santa on, there is a designated corner for children to vomit in, I could go on. One of my fav bits "The back hallway was jammed with people.
There was a line for Santa and a line for the women's bathroom, and one woman, after asking me a thousand questions already asked, which is the line for the women's bathroom? And I shouted that I thought it was the line with all the women in it.
And she said, I'm going to have you fired. I had two people say that to me today, I'm going to have you fired.
Go ahead, be my guest. I'm wearing a green velvet costume. It doesn't get any worse than this. Who do these people think they are?
I'm going to have you fired, and I want to lean over, and say I'm going to have you killed. If you don't love Sedaris you may not enjoy the rest of the collection Santaland by far outshines the rest. I listen to the audio version which features Sedaris himself reading, I enjoy listening to him so much more then reading it,he brings that extra something.
At one point in Santaland Diaries "Santa" Santa demands that David sing "Away in A Manger" at first David claims not to know but when pushed by "Santa" Santa he decides to sing it as Billie Holliday would have sung it, then we are treated to this rendition which causes my dog EverlyBrothers to start howling as if he was singing with him, it was like in Dalmations when they used the friggen Twilight Bark for trying to find the puppies,anyway I found this made it even funnier, my neighbors maybe not.
But I think David Sedaris would have got a chuckle from it. View all 8 comments. Dec 08, Rebecca Renner rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction. And it's perfect for this time of year! Ah, refreshing cynicism. A collection of humorous short stories. Years ago I saw someone perform a one-man show of Santaland Diaries and I howled with laughter. I wanted to read this for that story.
It's a brilliant and funny story. Sedaris seems very Jaded. I found another story that had me coughing up a lung in my car with laughter Six to Eight Black men. That story was too much. He recounts how other countries describe their idea of Santa and the Netherlands takes the cake. He also goes into hunting laws and how the A collection of humorous short stories. He also goes into hunting laws and how the state of Michigan will give a hunting license to a blind man.
I was rolling in the car and had to pull over. The rest of the stories in the collection have some funny moments or humorous moments. Some of them were ok and some weren't too good. But the two stories above are enough for me to give this uproariously funny book 5 stars. I wanted to laugh and it gave me my laugh. The fluff in the middle can be read or skipped. It makes you think about critics and how they are ridiculous doing that to their peers.
It's interesting. What do I really have to say in my reviews? Interesting right? I had fun with this and I might just have to read it again next Christmas. This is a reread for me, although this version has a few more new stories. Sedaris's version of the holidays is a comfort in a world saturated with sentimentality during Christmas.
He pushes the limits, and hearing it in his voice is the way to go. This audiobook also includes one story recorded live, and that's the best experience. Stories are fine with perfectly produced rounded music intros, but it is the audience that really provides the energy. This is my first David Sedaris, and it won't be my last. He's been recommended to me on the fringes for a while, but I finally took the plunge after someone compared him to Shirley Jackson, a favorite of mine.
The comparisons are accurate. A good bit of humor with some very dark turns sprinkled with subtle social commentary define this collection of both fiction and non-fiction shorts. Yet, something about it just didn't work for me. I loved the opening story, SantaLand, as well as the one about This is my first David Sedaris, and it won't be my last. I loved the opening story, SantaLand, as well as the one about getting locked out of the house on a winter day by their mother.
Both nonfiction, and generally I found the nonfiction better in this one. As for the fiction stories, well, it seemed Sedaris isn't sure when to end a joke. I don't mind a good dark turn, but to tack one onto the end unnecessarily after the overall point has already been made is more manipulation by shock value rather than good writing.
This collection intrigued me enough to want to read more even if I didn't love it. Sep 30, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: owned , book-club-rg , page-to-stage , short-stories-and-essays , craptastic.
This book gets one star instead of zero because I did not completely hate "Dinah the Christmas Whore" and thought "SantaLand Diares" was just kind of okay. I didn't like any of the other stories even the slightest bit.
Sep 16, Catie rated it really liked it Shelves: humor , memoir , audio , lgbtqia , read-in I just snuggle in and wrap myself up in his thick coating of cynicism and mockery…mmmmmmm…cozy. There are also a few hilarious stories about Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
If you're new to David Sedaris, this collection would actually be a great place to start. His extremely dry delivery and impressions are well worth getting the audiobooks for. This one also features his sister Amy. View all 7 comments. Mar 01, Miranda Reads rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobook.
David just sounds like such a jerk in the books. Sometimes I have a difficult time getting into these. Review to come. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery.
Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Cheers — Rate This. Season 8 Episode 7. A traditional element in each Holiday on Ice show is the precision number with its famous spinning wheel, in which the skaters link arms with each other, one by one, lengthening the two spokes which spin around a center point. For many years, the traditional kickline, the light finale with illuminated costumes and the firework fountains at the end of a show were much expected elements as well.
Since each show has been given an official name to expose its unique identity resulting from its main production theme that weaves the various numbers into a unitary presentation. In contrast to the North American skating tours Stars on Ice and Champions on Ice which feature primarily World and Olympic champion figure skaters , most of the skaters who tour with Holiday on Ice are not particularly famous, and the focus is on the overall production quality rather than the skaters' competitive credentials.
In , Stage Entertainment announced the foundation of another subsidiary company which combines all its touring live productions, one of which is Holiday on Ice. For the first time in its 69 years, Holiday on Ice did not stage a new show production under its own brand in In a new show choreographed by Mark Naylor was produced with the name "Platinum". Robin Cousins has choreographed several of Holiday on Ice's recent shows.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the David Sedaris essay collection, see Holidays on Ice. For the Knoxville ice rink, see Knoxville Christmas in the City. The Blade. November 15, Retrieved March 14, IceStage Archive. Roy Blakey.Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details. Holidays and Observances in United States in Date Name Type Details; Jan 1: Wednesday: New Year's Day: Federal Holiday.