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Skipping Christmas
Skipping Christmas
Author: John Grisham
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385508414
ISBN-10: 0385508417
Publication Date: 10/29/2002
Pages: 177
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 292 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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A great gift or for yourselves. The Christmas classic: "Skipping Christmas". Luther and Nora Krank decide no Christmas this year. They usually have a Christmas party for their neighbors. But they reckon without thinking of their neighbors, their college age daughter comes home and expects to celebrate Christmas!T he Kranks discover skipping Christmas is bah humbug! A delightful Christmas read!
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I usually love Grisham stories, even the non-legal fiction (A Painted House, Playing for Pizza). This book just had a mixed up message and not very likeable characters. Was there a hero or villain? The actions of all the parties were always too extreme for the circumstances. I ended up skimming the last 20 pages looking for a conclusion so I could put it down.

Oh well, his next one will be worth it.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A fun book!!

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