This American Life's Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

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Oh, they shouldn't have! Two grown sons show up on their mother's doorstep bearing a gift only a mother could love. Also the story of family that helped a neighbor. In return, he gave the family everything he had. Unfortunately for them, this kind of present doesn't come with a return policy. And our gift to you, we play an original recording of Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory, and sounding eerily reminiscent of David Sedaris.

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Ira Glass