2006-05-26

Last SantaLand Sketches

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I’ve got more, but this has drug on long enough. Shooting for a Sin Police update on Monday.

In the SantaLand Diaries, David Sedaris mentions the parents that insist on their children seeing a Santa of some specific ethnicity. Thus, we have Klanta Klaus, making sure your holidays are merry and bright white.

He also describes one particular Santa who takes his job way too seriously, staying in character even when nobody else is around. Code-named “Santa Santa,” this man has an established routine with his visitors. At one point in the act, he asks them to tell him what they plan to leave for him. One little girl was unfamiliar with the practice of leaving cookies and milk for Santa, and gave him a confused look.

“He said, ‘Something round? To eat?’ and she said, ‘A potato?’”

Something about a big fat Idaho spud with a glass of milk sitting on the hearth is really funny.

Hope you liked the sketches. If you get a chance to see The SantaLand Diaries performed, or you get a chance to read the story, available in Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, you really ought to check it out. Very funny stuff.