Full episode 255: This American Life’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass goes to a busy Target store one week before Christmas. Most shoppers he talks to don't think any of their gifts will be returned. (3 minutes) More in HolidaysView all 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 25, 2015 Act One: Christmas On A High Wire Some of the best improv actors in the country join us for a special Christmas themed performance recorded live at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn. 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 25, 2015 Act Two: Oily Potter and The Gobble of Fire Producer Stephanie Foo fell hard for a new holiday tradition this year – Turkey Fryer PSAs created by fire departments across the country. More by Ira GlassView all 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Two Host Ira Glass follows presidential hopeful Julián Castro as he prepares for the first debate of the Democratic primary. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story. 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named Jan. 18, 2019 Act Two: Details of the Devil Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.