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Skipping Christmas review À 103 ¹ 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'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 onl. One of my favorite Grisham translations Probably because every Christmas I have the same ideawish of skipping it And being a child from a mixed marriage and having both Ortodox and Catholic Christmas does't help a thing Same feeling goes for Easter

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Y 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 coupl. 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 think about how many stars this deserves one Well really zero but that's not an option here Where to begin First I did not like a single character The Kranks were aptly named The father was surly and touchy and seemed annoyed by the entire world The mother was weak and whiny And the daughter was selfish and had no sense of reality even though partly that's because Grisham decided to do absolutely no research into the Peace Corps I have a friend in the Peace Corps right now and they get two days of vacation per month of work So no little Blair would not be coming home for ten days of Christmas after less than a month of service Plus getting engaged and taking the fiance to a foreign country to meet her parents after knowing each other less than four weeks Really Grisham you put so little effort into this book that you can't even be bothered to have a decent plot device to have the Kranks give up their skipped Christmas Considering the fiance lived in Lima and Blair lived a 3 day bus ride into the mountains from Lima they probably saw each other about twice between the initial meeting and coming to America engaged I guess they called each other a lot Plus getting last minute plane tickets during the Christmas season On whose money And don't get me started on the neighbors We are supposed to feel all heart warmed and mushy that they pulled together to give the Kranks a Christmas in the end Except they completely harassed them for the previous few weeks Their behavior was spiteful and rude I know this is supposed to be a book about the madness of the holiday season and crass consumerism or something but really there's a line that most people walk between giving into the holiday frenzy and not doing a single Christmas related thing The Kranks were so unhappy because they went from one end of the spectrum to the other without attempting any decent moderation The best thing about this book in fact the ONLY good thing about this book was that it was short

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Skipping ChristmasE is about to discover skipping Christmas brings enormous conseuences and isn't half as easy as they'd imaginedA classic tale for modern times Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition. 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 half had great potential in the Krunks fighting a losing battle against forced gaiety and the commericialization of Christmas I was rooting for the Krunks to make it to the end Then the daughter decides to come home All is lost as they attempt to recreate Christmases of the past for the daughter Why I was very deflated at the end to see the Krunks cave There was no lesson in this except that when spoiling your daughter no sacrifice or compromising of ideals or caving to the Stepford neighborhood is too much Author could have made a blistering commentary on the overblown excess of the season and caved to it instead