one of my favourite things to do at this time of the year is to relisten to the holiday story of my favourite little evil elf, "crumpet". (keep reading!).
say who?? as crumpet, the name given to this ficticious real life character, tells what it is like to work as a department store elf, you realize this has to be one of the funniest and wittiest parodies of the christmas season you will ever listen to. it is the invention of author david sedaris [interview] and amusingly recounts little crumpet's job as a macy's store elf. it is called the santaland diaries.
follow this link to npr and click on the icon for the 1992 santaland diaries broadcast. this is an abridged short version of 8 minutes. it will give you a taste for sedaris' humour. as one article said, "do not listen to this when you drive, you may have an accident". [there is also some jewish stuff on the page, too].
this link, i believe, gives you the whole santaland diaries broadcast. if you liked the first snippet, you shall surely love the following from this american life, broadcast by a chicago public radio station.
sit back and laugh. it really is that funny.