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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas (2001)

by John Grisham

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The novel, after which the movie, 'Christmas With The Kranks' was patterned.
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
I found this to be an amusing, quick and easy read that I found myself enjoying, although the idea and the characters (particularly the neighbours!) somewhat farfetched. It wasn't the concept of 'skipping Christmas' that I found farfetched - no, this is completely plausible. But it was more the series of events that unfolded that was more unbelievable.
Still, sometimes the unbelievable makes a fun read, which is what I found Skipping Christmas to be. Nothing too heavy, a little bit predictable, it went down just fine. ( )
  crashmyparty | May 14, 2014 |
A very different novel from John Grisham, but a very enjoyable one. What happens when a family decides to throw away all the trappings of Christmas, and escape on a cruise instead. Not everything goes to plan.... ( )
  adeej | Apr 25, 2014 |
Well, Luther and Nora THOUGHT they'd be skipping Christmas when their daughter went to Peru, but were they ever wrong! ( )
  nancynova | Mar 29, 2014 |
A hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that often times surround the Christmas holidays. Luther and Nora Krank decided that this one time they will skip the holiday and go on a Caribbean cruise. However, it isn't as easy as they thought...............
  SABC | Mar 16, 2014 |
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The gate was packed with weary travelers, most of them standing and huddled along the walls because the meager allotment of plastic chairs had long since been taken.
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Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

A classic tale for modern times from a beloved storyteller, John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
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Skipping Christmas: Christmas With The Kranks

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Luther and Nora Frank decide to skip Christmas this year and go on a cruise when suddenly everything gets chaotic.

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