David Sedaris: “Santaland Diaries”
1. In some ways, this 30 minute piece encapsulates the American Christmas experience because of the numerous intersections between tradition and materialism and celebrity culture. Discuss a few of these intersections in the space below.
David Sedaris: “Six to Eight Black Men”
2. In this 15 minute piece, Sedaris has a difficult time understanding the Dutch’s Christmas traditions. What are some of the most important parts of a traditional Polish Christmas? Do any of these traditions seem strange at time? Why or why not?
Six to Eight Black Men: