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 »nd their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties.
But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn't much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn't bargain for...
A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition.« less
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!