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Cell Phone Santa

From: Scott Gurian
Length: 04:23

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An act of Christmas charity goes horribly awry

Santacellphone_small Take Santa Claus.  Then ditch the red suit and the flying reindeer, and you've got a guy who's all about giving.  A few years ago, my dad, Randy Gurian, tried out the role, but he got more than he bargained for.

Piece Description

Take Santa Claus.  Then ditch the red suit and the flying reindeer, and you've got a guy who's all about giving.  A few years ago, my dad, Randy Gurian, tried out the role, but he got more than he bargained for.

Broadcast History

Produced for B-Side Radio (http://www.bsideradio.org). Also aired on NPR's Day to Day on 12/21/07.

Timing and Cues

Suggested host lede: "For many people, the holidays are a time for reflecting on how much they have and remembering the less fortunate people in their midst. Reporter Scott Gurian's father, Randy Gurian, likes to think of himself as a charitable person, but one Christmas he got more than he bargained for."

Suggested back-announce: "Scott Gurian is a public radio reporter living in New Jersey. He spoke with his father, Randy Gurian."

Also, it would be perfect to play "Father Christmas" by The Kinks coming out of this piece!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Jingle Bells of the Ages The Three Weissmen Blame It on Christmas Vol. I. Schoolkids' Records 1995 :33
Schlepp the Halls with Loaves of Hallah The Three Weissmen Blame It on Christmas Vol. I. Schoolkids' Records 1995 01:39