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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780385508414
ISBN-10: 0385508417
Publication Date: 10/29/2002
Pages: 177
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 293 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Bonnie avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 387 more book reviews
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.
carolceltic avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
not a mystery but cute story. light reading.
lojo avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 5 more book reviews
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
I have been known to say "John Grisham can't write a bad book". This may be true in his usual genre, however, his comedic writing leaves a lot to be desired. I found myself skiming the first 3/4 of the book just to get through it. The last 1/4 picks up quite a bit and at least leaves you feeling like your time was not completelly wasted.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was witty and funny and nothing like John Grisham.
Want to see the movie one day.
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runeweaver avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 17 more book reviews
A very nice story. It is a feel-good novel with a delightful ending that expresses the true meaning of Christmas. I highly recommend this one.
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Cute & fast read, but overall negative tone. Luther is a miserable husband & father, but perfect grinch. Christmas with the Kranks.
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First one of Grisham's books I didn't really care for. Didn't find his characters likeable as I usually do. Thus, I didn't really care how it turned out.
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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!
rgray-numbersense avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 26 more book reviews
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!!
DanielleFM avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 177 more book reviews
great funny story!
justreadingabook avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 1598 more book reviews
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.
brooksjones avatar reviewed Skipping Christmas on + 3 more book reviews
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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This book is a total departure from John Grishams other books. A fun read and really funny. Just don't read this book if you are out in a public place, sometimes you justcan't help start laughing out loud and people will look at you funny.
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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! The Kranks discover skipping Christmas is bah humbug! A delightful Christmas read!


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