On the day after Christmas, a young Catholic boy meets a girl on a bus and a newlywed couple on a Christmas Card holiday in Colonial Williamburg receives some poignant news.
Three stories of unwanted gifts: a mother's holiday gifts make people cry, a 16-year-old Kentucky boy gets a ‘81 Chevy Chevette for Christmas and a mom struggles to get her daughter the "It Gift" — sort of.
This week on the podcast, we feature two tales of folks trying to make merry in places of struggle. A young social worker stages "A Christmas Carol" in a Baltimore behavioral clinic, complete with a Tiny Tim who steals the show. And a young medic working in a psych ward for soldiers during the Vietnam War reports on the surreal Christmas he witnesses there.