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Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas (Paperback)

Skipping Christmas (Paperback)

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Published by Dell Publishing Company

Paperback , 227 pages

ISBN-10:

0440242576

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9780440242574)

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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 spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of...

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Skipping Christmas is a comedy novel by John Grisham. The story focus on how Luther and Nora Krank try to avoid the frenzy traditionally experienced during the Christmas.. More details Skipping Christmas is a comedy novel by John Grisham.
The story focus on how Luther and Nora Krank try to avoid the frenzy traditionally experienced during the Christmas holiday.

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the two bring their daughter Blair to the airport, where she departs for a year-long assignment in a remote area of Peru with the Peace Corps. Nora bemoans the fact the upcoming Christmas will be their first time they are separated as a family, prompting her husband to calculate how much they spent celebrating the holidays the prior year. When he realizes they have little to show for the $6,100 they invested in decorations, gifts, and entertaining, he decides to skip all the hubbub at home and surprise Nora by booking a ten-day Caribbean Cruise aboard the Island Princess.

It doesn't take long for Nora to adjust to the idea of no Christmas shopping, no Christmas tree, and no Christmas Eve party they host every year. To the couple's amazement, their neighbors on Hemlock Street strongly object to their decision to boycott the holiday, because their decision not to decorate their home will jeopardize their winning the coveted prize for best decorated block in the neighborhood. The local Boy Scout troop is dismayed when the Kranks refuse to support them by purchasing a tree, the police are angered when they decline to buy a calendar, the fruitcakes salesmen are shocked to find that they will not be buying a fruitcake this year, and the stationer is upset when he loses their annual order of engraved greeting cards. Luther and Nora find themselves the objects of derision and anxiously await their departure on Christmas Day.

Without warning, Blair calls on Christmas Eve to tell them she's at Miami International Airport, en route home with her Peruvian fiancé as a surprise for her parents. She's anxious to introduce Enrique to her family's holiday traditions, and when she asks if they're having their usual party that night, a panicked Nora says yes, much to Luther's dismay. Comic chaos ensues as the couple finds themselves trying to decorate the house and coordinate a party with mere hours to spare before their daughter and future son-in-law's arrival.

At the end Luther attempts to set up Frosty, a decoration, up on his house, but fails and barely escapes possible death. After noticing the scene, the Kranks admit the truth and are rescued by everyone they've alienated, who pull together and provide the Christmas celebration Blair is expecting. However Blair calls, before the party can be started saying she has arrived. After successfully keeping Blair and her fiance busy, so the party can get started, Luther gives in to celebrating Christmas and gives the cruise package to a neighbor who he doesn't get along with very well, and who is having a very bad Christmas, completely because his wife has a possible fatal disease and might die after Christmas.

A very warm and touching story that lights your heart with hope, even in the saddest hour.
Do read this one. The warmth will fill your heart like never before.
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John Ray Grisham Jr. was born on 8 February, 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is an American author ...

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