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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.
©2001 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)2003 Random House Audiobooks
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"A beguiling and beautifully constructed novel." (Sunday Times [UK])
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By Mr on 02-15-12

Quick Christmas Cheer Up

Even though I have read tis book, and enjoyed the film 'Christmas with the Kranks' - I had a bit of DIY to do, and at 4 hours this is a perfect fill.

I love John Grisham, and when he leaves law behind, I always feel a new lease of life for his writing. The writing is fast and edgy, with a great quirkiness. Really enjoyed the voice.

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By Ms on 12-29-11

Very un-John Gresham but great!

I was introduced to this story by a friend several years ago and since then it has been obligatory listening every Christmas. On first hearing you will be on the edge of your seat wondering how far Hemlock will go in the quest for conformity. The narration is first class and sweeps you along, perfectly capturing the relationship between Luther and Nora. If you can, set aside 4 hours and listen to it in one go!

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