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Wayback Wednesday: John Henry Faulk's 'Christmas Story'

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University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, ITC_TFF83-C37-H, via Portal to Texas History
Texas folklorist John Henry Faulk at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio in 1984.

For today's Christmas-themed edition of Wayback Wednesday, we have a radio-centric Christmas treat in the form of John Henry Faulk's "Christmas Story."

Born in 1913, the native Austinite was a radio personality, satirist and playwright. In 1957, he successfully sued the House Un-American Activities Committee for libel after being blacklisted, helping end the committee's blacklisting campaign. And, of course, Austin's downtown library bears his name.

In 1974, John Henry Faulk read the story for NPR's Voices in the Wind, and it's since become a holiday classic. Below, you can listen Faulk's yuletide yarn courtesy of NPR. 

This post was originally published on December 24, 2014.

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