Skipping Christmas was the 13th book published by John Grisham and was his first comedy novel.
The 2004 movie Christmas With The Kranks – starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis – is based on the story.
The novel was released on November 6, 2001 and, like many of his books, made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.
Skipping Christmas Book Description
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.
A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.