Question by  anand (36)

What can you tell me about the book Skipping Christmas by John Grisham?


Answer by  Mable (3008)

This is a delightful, easy read. The plot involves a family whose daughter has left for the Peace Corps. The parents decide to take their usual holiday expenditures and roll the cash into a cruise: this is a disappointment to the neighbors and usual party attendees. Then the daughter comes home. It's funny, poignant and a parable all in one.


Answer by  patti (29325)

This title is a departure for Grisham, who is famous for his legal thrillers. The book tells the story of a middle-aged couple who, realizing that for the first time they have no kids at home for Christmas, decide to take a cruise and just "skip" Christmas. The idea is not well received. The story is satirical and subtly funny.


Answer by  JD24 (149)

Skipping Christmas is one of Grisham's shortest works, and almost one of his most amusing, and a departure from his usual lawyerly works. It's a very quick and easy read, but is also rather seasonal, so the humor and context might not be great outside of wintertime. It was made into a moving starring Tim Allen recently.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

This book is basically about a husband and wife who decide to skip Christmas since their adult daughter will not be home for the holidays. They end up irritating their entire neighborhood due to their decision. The daughter ultimately decides to come home for Christmas and the parents must scramble to find holiday decorations and food from their neighbors.


Answer by  mascota (639)

It's completely different to his usual style. A middleaged couple try to opt out of Christmas, as their daughter is working abroad, & book a cruise. Doesn't work out though!


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Skipping Christmas is a story about a couple with a daughter in college, who decides not to come home for Christmas. The husband convinces his wife to go on a cruise instead of having Christmas. When they find out their daughter is coming home, they change their minds.

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