BOOK REVIEW: Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
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 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.
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A member of my international reading group recommended this book during the year, because he knows I enjoy satire. I wanted to wait until December to read it, so I finally did.
It’s short—just under 200 pages—so you can easily read it in a couple of days.
What if you could just skip Christmas and go somewhere warm instead? Skip the Christmas lights and the holiday parties. Skip the tree and the gifts and all the food. It’s all silly and expensive anyway, right? But how would other people respond? And what if something threatens to derail your plans?
Skipping Christmas is a cute little Christmas story. I enjoyed it!