Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, 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 the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition.

Title:Skipping Christmas
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780099481683
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    Skipping Christmas Reviews

  • Matt

    "Who would ever dream that two otherwise sensible adults would skip Christmas and go on a cruise?"It is a question posed by an idiot. The idiot in question being Nora Krank, who learned too late the a...

  • Darth J

    The story is simple enough: the only child of a family won't be home for Christmas, so the parents decide to treat themselves to a cruise instead of dealing with all the drama that comes along with th...

  • Tea Jovanovi?

    One of my favorite "Grisham" translations... Probably, because every Christmas I have the same idea/wish of skipping it! And being a child from a mixed marriage and having both Ortodox and Catholic Ch...

  • Becky

    I am not very traditional. When we were kids, we decorated, because it was fun for my parents to see us excited about the holiday - but we never really did the Perfect Christmas thing as, apparently, ...

  • Bonnie

    What a way to end 2009: reading one of the worst books I've read this year, and I've read some real stinkers. Usually I have to at least contemplate giving one or two stars. I didn't even have to thin...

  • Zachary

    An absolute horror-show of a book. The two worst people in the entire world decide to not celebrate Christmas for a year and their Nazi suburban beehive neighbors treat them like they're hosting a don...

  • Phrynne

    I was not much impressed by this book. I should have read the reviews more closely because lots of people seem to feel the same and worse! The story was weak, the characters unlikeable and there was r...

  • John

    This review contains spoilers because this book is not worth reading. You have been warned.The book portrays the over-the-top commercialism that many people live every day, but even more so at Christm...

  • Melissa

    Honestly, when I got to the ending, I thought "what was the point of this?" The author, it seemed, slapped two different concepts together and as a result, created a very disappointing book. First hal...

  • Carol Evans

    I adore holiday books, especially those centered around Christmas, but this is one I wish I had skipped. At least it was short.First of all, I didn’t like anybody through 7/8 of the book. Mr. Krank,...