, WPRB Xmas Stories -- 2019
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Ghosts of Marathons Past

WPRBXmas Stories 2019

A lot of wonderful (and wonderfully creative people) have submitted original songs & stories to WPRBXmas over the years. Scroll down to learn more about these folks, listen to their contributions, and connect with them on social media & around the web.

The icons below each contributors name link to their Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube , Bandcamp , Soundcloud , MySpace , Apple Music , Vimeo , E-mail , Tumblr , and personal websites .

Links in the song/story descriptions direct to Discogs profiles (where possible & appropriate), as well as other relevent supplementary material.

There's a lot of cool stuff here and we encourage you to explore it all!

Try as we might, we're not always able to track down info about past contributors. That means some entries are stumps . If you have any information about these "stumps" we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at elves @ marathon dot christmas.

PLEASE NOTE: We're still in the process of auditing & updating all of the material in the site's archives! Not all past WPRBXmas submissions will feature linked icons & text.

"Lonely Xmas Joy"
Sebastian Petsu 07:45
Lonely Christmas Joy

A second piece in as many years by Philadelphia’s Sebastian Petsu. Great to have you back, sir.

"Trying To Get Merry"
Seth Herzog 06:35
Trying To Get Merry At Christmas

Seth Herzog is a comedian and actor, who is currently a regular sketch performer and the resident comedian for NBC’s “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” and formerly of “Late Night.”

He is the producer and host of the much-beloved, long-running downtown NYC comedy showcase “Sweet.

"Xmas Eve Mending"
Ike Turner 05:13
Xmas Eve Mending

A member of OUT, Minutes, WOWZA and a slew of other bands that escape me right now, Ike Turner lives and teaches in lovely Kalamazoo, Michigan.

"Wild Mutation"
B.C. & R.C. 03:14
Wild Mutation Christmas Eve Story

Wild Mutation was a record store in Philadelphia that closed at the end of 2019, owned and run by Bill and Rachel. This recording sets the scene for one Christmas Eve leaving the shop…

"Christmas Story"
Jeep Ward 02:28
Christmas Story

A DJ/Turntablist for 20+ years, you can learn more about Jeep a/k/a DJ Halo here.

"Ghosts & Donuts"
Tobias Carroll 02:54
Ghosts & Donuts

Tobias Carroll is the author of three books: one novel, one story collection, and one work of nonfiction.

His newest book, Political Sign, was published by Bloomsbury as part of the Object Lessons series.

You can read his 2019 Xmas marathon piece here.