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Skipping Christmas
Skipping Christmas
Author: John Grisham
Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree... where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they'll skip the holidays. They spe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440242574
ISBN-10: 0440242576
Publication Date: 10/12/2004
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 491 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
A quick, very funny read. Worth a place on your shelf for reading every season. This is NOT a tear-jerking tale that will warm your heart and make you weep, and it is not meant to be. I recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was an excellent story and several times I found myself laughing outloud as I drove to work.
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Helpful Score: 3
not a mystery but cute story. light reading.
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Helpful Score: 3
How a couple in small town America deals with their daughter not being home for Christmas. This unexpectedly affects their friends and neighbors as well. Very similar to the movie but there are some significant differences.
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute and funny. A very quick read. Very different than John Grishams other books. Hmm did he write this one? Laughed quite a bit with this book. Husband and wife decide to skip Christmas this year when daughter decides to go to Peru for the holidays on a Peace Corps mission. They book a cruise instead of doing the whole holiday thing. This upsets the neighborhood which is planning on winning the decorating reward again this year with their frosty on the roof of every house. Neighborhood gossip filled with silly situations makes this book the comedy that it is. It is no wonder they made this a movie, silly entertainment at it's best. I will have to go rent it now and see it. Good beach or poolside book.
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great funny story!
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I thought this was such a fun easy happy ho ho read. This was a quick read but really fun. Loved all the hussle and busyness that goes on in the holiday season.
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Hilarious account of a couple's attempt to bypass the overblown commercialism of the holiday season--with disastrous results. Lighthearted, easy read. Recommended for anyone who thinks the pressures of Christmas come around a little too often.

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