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An Elf No More, Sedaris Recalls Days In Santaland

Crumpet the Elf is back for another Morning Edition Christmas. Crumpet is the not-so-secret identity of humorist David Sedaris, who was once a department store elf at Macy's. He wrote about the experience in his memoir The Santaland Diaries.

The story begins like this: "I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock and a perky little hat, decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform."

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