Dec 21, 2010 8:45 AM
Tired of the 24-hour Christmas music marathons but still looking to keep in the holiday spirit? Try Tinsel Tales: Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR ($16) on for size. In a modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons come bearing gifts of Chipotle gift cards. In another story, a son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for a holiday celebration. In yet another, a Vietnam vet tells about a "Silent Night" that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. As with NPR, these stories are touching, funny and insightful, and sure to become part of your holiday traditions.