NY Newsday hails it as "a sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed!" NY Times raves "A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle." When it was first broadcast, it generated more requests for tapes than any story in NPR Morning Edition's history except the death of Red Barber. It was brought to life on stage off-Broadway, and now Matthew Wrather dons the candy-cane tights in this acerbically funny one-man play about the author's experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy's department store in New York City. Helmed by acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo, and adapted by Joe Montello from renowned author David Sedaris's story, The SantaLand Diaries takes a wry look at how the holiday season brings out the best – and the worst – in us all. Not suitable for under 15s.