6 December 22, 1995 Christmas Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to 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 81: Guns Oct. 24, 1997 Act Three: Shooter Chicago Playwright Bryn Magnus with a quintessential gun story from his childhood in Wisconsin. It contains both the fear of guns and the pleasure of shooting one. 154: In Dog We Trust (2000) Mar. 10, 2000 Act Three: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Five: Christmas At Valley Forge A brand new Christmas carol gets its world premiere: A song about both Christmas and American history. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town.