Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (Us and Them); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (Jesus Shaves); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm (Let It Snow); the puzzling Ch...


Details Holidays on Ice

TitleHolidays on Ice
ISBN9780316191296
Author
Release DateDec 28th, 1998
PublisherLittle Brown & Co (P)
LanguageEnglish
GenreHumor, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Autobiography, Memoir, Writing, Essays
Rating

Reviews Holidays on Ice

  • Jason
    2011-09-28
    I feel weird reviewing this book right now because the honest truth is: I really genuinely did not like it. And yet I’ve been called out recently by a bunch of helpful strangers on Goodreads for not liking their favorite books—this asshole telling me I should avoid all literary fiction, this one here saying that my problem is with fiction in general—and I fear I’m going to develop a reputation for hating books, and then Otis will kick me ...
  • Annie
    2008-12-04
    To the tune of “Frosty the Snowman”Da-vid Se-darisWas a writer oh-so-drollWith a quirky style and take on lifeThat will put you on the floor.Da-vid Se-darisWrites the weirdest stuff you’ll seeAbout the Christmas whore and the Macy’s elvesAnd deathly children’s pageantry.There must have been some crazyIn the Sedaris family tree‘Cause David ain’t the only oneHave you seen his sister Amy?Oh! Da-vid Se-daris!Can your stories all be true...
  • whichwaydidshego?
    2007-11-21
    After reading the first short story, I thought this was going to be a delightful book. "SantaLand Diaries," after all, had me rolling down the isle of the plane on which I was reading it... Okay, I was just giggling constantly with frequent bursts of loud laugher interspersed. No rolling, but still very humiliating on the whole. At any rate, I came home in a dither to read the other stories as well. Ugh. Appalling. Not a single chuckle among them...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2017-11-29
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/If you follow my reading, you’re probably wondering what the hell could have happened to make me rate a Sedaris selection less than every Star. Well, lemma tell ya. Although I was aware that this is a collection of items pulled from other Sedaris books, many may not so it will appear to be a money grab . . . which it totally is. I don’t really care, though, since (1) I got it from t...
  • Jason Koivu
    2009-06-02
    Holidays on Ice puts David Sedaris on ice. Why? Because, aside from one inclusion, this is a collection of short fiction, where as when Sedaris is riffing on real life in his autobio journal work, the man is on fire!David Sedaris is best listened to rather than read, in my opinion. I always go the audiobook route with him, because he narrates them himself, adding in all the oh-so-necessary inflection, as well as some hilarious renditions of his p...
  • Vanessa
    2017-11-20
    Just the kind of book to get me into the spirit of Christmas (no sarcasm intended).
  • JSou
    2009-08-31
    I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason. Until now, I've never read anything by either of them, but I can't remember who it is that everyone seems to hate. Sedaris? Eggers? Both? I had planned to read this a year ago, but forgot I had it. I thought I'd better read it now during the holidays so I wouldn't have to wait another year to get to it--I can never watch Christmas movies or read holiday stories when it's not Chr...
  • Ellen
    2010-07-05
    My mother was a little crazy. She saw people looking through our windows, heard them whispering under our porch, spotted private family conversations in the newspaper, unexpectedly screamed profanity at people who looked suspicious (sometimes while we were in a restaurant or some other very public location), and thought the writing on trucks and other vehicles that passed us on the road were coded messages just for her. … It was a bit creepy.My...
  • TK421
    2011-03-10
    So it might be a little cruel of me to review a book about Christmas when Christmas is off most of our radars, but, hey, there's still snow on the ground where I live so I'm allowing myself this review. Like most people, I have often laughed at the strange humor David Sedaris illuminates in his past books, Naked being the funniest, IMO. When I was given a copy of HOLIDAYS ON ICE I knew what I was about to get into, so it sat on my shelves for a f...
  • thefourthvine
    2007-06-07
    Okay. Let it be said: "Santaland Diaries," the first essay of this book, is wonderful. But the rest of the book is basically filler; this was before Sedaris found his niche (humor essayist), and it really shows. He should never, ever write fiction, for example, and yet he tries to here. The results are not pretty, or even very readable.It's also notable that half of the pieces in this short book have appeared in other collections of his. So, real...