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Family Myths

Christmas is a time for family, and family stories. Every family has a legend or tall tale that's told and retold during the holidays. Some are even true. With NPR's Brian Naylor as guest host.


Jon Spelman, storyteller, story collector, story writer.

Leslie Jonath, author of Christmas Trees, Snowmen, Postmark Paris and an editor at Chronicle Books.

Gina Hyams, author of Day of the Dead Box, Mexicasa and Incense. Currently writing a memoir titled Escape Artists.

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.