Christmas at The New Yorker Forget Rudolph, Frosty, or even the Grinch. Introduce yourself to a new cast of intriguing yuletide characters, like a skid-row Santa or a charity-milking elevator… 2003-10-28 Essays Fiction Nonfiction Random House
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Christmas at the New Yorker (2003)

Christmas at The New Yorker | THE SUM OF ALL (X-MAS) TALES ''Christmas at the New Yorker'' has a widely entertaining selection of yuletide stories, ranging from the uplifting to the…
THE SUM OF ALL (X-MAS) TALES ''Christmas at the New Yorker'' has a widely entertaining selection of yuletide stories, ranging from the uplifting to the cynical

Details Release Date: Oct 28, 2003; Genres: Essays, Fiction, Nonfiction; Publisher: Random House

Forget Rudolph, Frosty, or even the Grinch. Introduce yourself to a new cast of intriguing yuletide characters, like a skid-row Santa or a charity-milking elevator operator. The crafty folks at The New Yorker rummaged through eight decades' worth of the magazine's famously dense holiday tales to gather Christmas at The New Yorker, a whimsically delicious collection of stories, poems, and illustrations. From John Updike's bah-humbug of a treatise, ''The Twelve Terrors of Christmas,'' to James Thurber's Hemingway-inspired ''A Visit From Saint Nicholas,'' this 305-page tome is as uplifting as it is cynical. Even Scrooge would find it worth the moola.

Originally posted Dec 19, 2003 Published in issue #742 Dec 19, 2003 Order article reprints