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Ode: Holiday Joy & Mayhem

Ode - Holiday Joy & Mayhem
Ally Karsyn

Holidays are hard. There, we said it. Often, stress runs high, money runs low, and there are all these expectations of how things should be. 

You don't have to do this alone.

Jay Rosenbergleaves behind Hanukkah and deep-fried foods for a service-driven holiday season.

Patti Strong tries to keep the magic of Christmas alive.

Paul Johnson celebrates Christmas in America, expecting flying reindeer.

Kelly Burds finds joy after loss.

Sara Culleyreceives an unexpected gift.

Bob Protextercelebrates Thanksgiving in Russia and doesn't die.

Mike Gollgets uncomfortable.

Kari Kellen creates a new holiday tradition.


Ode is a storytelling series where community members tell true stories on stage to promote positive impact through empathy. It’s produced by Siouxland Public Media.


We’ll be hosting Ode’s 2nd Anniversary Show on Friday, February 2. 

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