The Guardian is celebrating the holidays with short stories. Like The New Yorker, they’ve started a podcast on which authors read their favorite stories. Unlike The New Yorker Fiction Podcast, which requires their readers to choose a story that was published in The New Yorker, the Guardian Short Stories Podcast has no real stipulations — authors simply choose their favorite stories and read and discuss them. The podcast started last Saturday. A new episode is being posted every day until Christmas. It’s a little bit of excitement, all leading up to that most exciting Christmas tradition, the burning of the Yule log on a TV screen in your living room.