Holiday Stories hosted by Kirsten Vangsness 

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Bing Concert Hall
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Holiday Stories is the theme for our live presentation of the popular NPR show Selected Shorts at Stanford University, and the nostalgia of the holidays is taking center stage. Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) leads a cast of actors from stage and screen, including Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle) and Christina Pickles (Friends, Break a Hip), who will perform tales about returning home, running away, uninvited guests, and unexpected gifts. The program will include stories by Laurie Notaro, Jeanette Winterson, and Kurt Vonnegut.


  • O Holy Night, or The Year I Ruined Christmas by Laurie Notaro

    Performed by Kirsten Vangsness

  • Spirit of Christmas by Jeanette Winterson

    Performed by Christina Pickles

  • A Present for Big Saint Nick by Kurt Vonnegut

    Performed by Tate Donovan

Download Program Notes (PDF)