It's not quite as bad as handing out fliers dressed up as a giant taco. But working under Santa as an elf at Macy's is not pleasant, David Sedaris explains in his essay "Santaland Diaries." It is, however, a good way to collect stories about ridiculous people.

It's not quite as bad as handing out fliers dressed up as a giant taco. But working under Santa as an elf at Macy's is not pleasant, David Sedaris explains in his essay "Santaland Diaries." It is, however, a good way to collect stories about ridiculous people.

Sedaris' comical first-hand look at the seasonal vocation was adapted to the stage more than a decade ago, and this year CATCO is reprising its production starring local favorite Jonathan Putnam. Don't miss Crumpet (Sedaris' elf name) explaining how he alters the typical "Santa can't wait to see you!"-type script to suit his own amusement.