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 434: This Week May 6, 2011 Act Three: Monday, Tucson AZ Ira plays a recorded example of American-style democracy, a school board meeting in Tucson, recorded by a high school teacher, Sarah Bromer. 387: Arms Trader (2009) Aug. 7, 2009 Act Three Ira talks to Aziz Huq about whether cases like Lahkani's will continue to be pursued under the Obama administration, and why that's problematic. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Two: No Tenenbaum, No Tenenbaum This American Life receives an emergency transmission from a rooftop somewhere in New York City, where John Hodgman reports on the true-life origins of Christmas traditions. 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? 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life.