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Luther Krank sees his daughter's Christmas absence as an opportunity. He estimates that "a year earlier, the Luther Krank family had spent $6,100 on Christmas," and have "precious little to show for it." So he makes an executive decision, telling his wife, friends, and neighbors that "we won't do Christmas." Instead, Luther books a 10-day Caribbean cruise. But things start to turn nasty when horrified neighbors get wind of the Krank's subversive scheme and besiege the couple with questions about their decision.
Grisham builds up a funny but increasingly terrifying picture of how this tight-knit community turns on the Kranks, who find themselves under increasing pressure to conform. As the tension mounts, readers may wonder whether they will manage to board their plane on Christmas day. Skipping Christmas is Grisham-lite, with none of the serious action or drama of his legal thrillers, but a funny poke at the craziness of Christmas. --Jerry Brotton, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It was such a fun and easy read. The characters were real and the story line was compelling and made me laugh out loud at times. It was very enjoyable.Published 2 hours ago by Laura L Weisbrod
Loved this book. Charming, funny, creative. I could see this happening in any neighborhood. A must readPublished 4 hours ago by Barb Cottingham
This is a quick read that provokes a smile at various spots during the book. You can feel the emotion's of the characters and we all probably know some of these characters! Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Unknown
This is an annual favorite of mine. I won't skip a Christmas reading this book.Published 1 day ago by Marilyn Ney
John Grisham has not lost his ability to write a good story. Skipping Christmas was funny and meaningful. Enjoyed every minute of it.Published 5 days ago by Jackie Valvardi
What a wonderful book to get in the spirit of Christmas! John Grisham is a masterful storyteller. Fast & fun read!Published 14 days ago by vanessatexas67@yahoo
A little unrealistic/unbelievable though and not a cozy kind of read. I saw the movie and think I actually prefer it over the book even though it does follow the book fairly well.Published 21 days ago by Heath
I think everyone could relate to this family neighborhood at the holidays. There are so many times when I laugh out loud. I don't do that very often when I read. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Dolores Crawford