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Skipping Christmas


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ISBN13: 9780385505833
ISBN10: 0385505833
Condition: Standard
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Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. Thats just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, theyll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they wont be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they arent even going to have a tree. They wont need one, because come December 25 theyre setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences–and isnt half as easy as theyd imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.

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Virginia Campbell, December 3, 2011 (view all comments by Virginia Campbell)
"Skipping Christmas", by John Grisham, is an entertaining holiday tale told in a sure, sly manner. This is the story of how Luther and Nora Krank decide to have a radically different holiday when their daughter leaves home to work for the Peace Corps in Peru. Members of a very close-knit community who enthusiastically partake in all things Christmas, the Kranks meet with much resistance to their getaway plan. They tough it out though, with Luther fighting the good fight and Nora going along for the ride. However, when their daughter Blair suddenly announces that she not only will be home for the holidays, but will bring along her new fiance', the Kranks have to ditch their dream cruise and go into overdrive. Somehow, they must recreate their whole traditional holiday celebrations in an insanely short amount of time. It takes a village to pull it all off, and as grudges give way and fences are mended, the spirit of the season is renewed. "Christmas with the Kranks", starring Tim Allen as Luther, and Jamie Lee Curtis as Nora, is the film version of "Skipping Christmas". I very much enjoyed both the book and the film. Tim Allen is a funny guy, and Jamie Lee Curtis has such great heart and appeal. The film stayed very true to the book, which made them both even more enjoyable.
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Dovile, December 23, 2009 (view all comments by Dovile)
This is a short novel about a married couple who decide that 'this year we don't do Christmas'. And of course, their friends, neighbors and strangers have diffuculties accepting that.

The book's idea is interesting, but its accomplishement leaves one wishing for better. The novel can be read in a single evening, and sometimes it feels like it was written in a single evening. The characters are little fleshed out, the plot could have used a bit more humor, and this book will not leave you wishing for more. Its just a simple story which I'd recommend for an evening sometime before Christmas.
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Grisham, John
New York, N.Y.
Christmas stories
General Fiction
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November 6, 2001
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7.85x5.40x.77 in. .59 lbs.

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