Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe

A collection of the Vinyl Cafe Christmas stories from beloved CBC radio host Stuart McLean, who died in February 2017.

Stuart McLean

Christmas has always been a special time at the Vinyl Cafe. For two decades, Stuart McLean travelled across the country every December with The Vinyl Cafe Christmas tour, bringing the gift of laughter and light during the darkest days of the year. The hilarious world of Dave and Morley was even more real — more vibrant — during the holidays. For many, the Vinyl Cafe Christmas stories became beloved family traditions. Now, for the first time, they have been brought together in this special collection — including the classic Dave Cooks the Turkey, as well as five new, never before published Christmas stories. From mishaps with the Turlingtons and the tale of a young Dave's first holiday disaster to the surprising Christmas Ferret and the touching sign off in The Christmas Card, these wonderful new stories will delight for years to come. Brimming with charm and humour (often at Dave's expense), these 12 stories entertain on every page, reminding us what the holidays are all about. (From Viking)

McLean hosted the popular CBC Radio One show The Vinyl Cafe for over 20 yearsHis story collections earned him the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour three times. McLean died in February 2017 at the age of 68.

Tributes to Stuart McLean

Remembering Stuart McLean

5 years ago
Duration 2:01
Many musicians say Stuart McLean helped them launch their careers. Now they remember how the CBC radio host connected Canadians

Remembering Stuart McLean on Cross Country Checkup

5 years ago
Duration 1:52:52
A tribute to the host of The Vinyl Cafe, who died this week after a battle with cancer