Here's another book review:
3. Title & Author: Skipping Christmas by John Gisham (177 pages)
Completed: 4 May 2007
Summary & Review: The Kranks, whose only daughter will not be with them for Christmas, decided to put their money and time to better use by forgoing Christmas altogether and going on a cruise. They face extreme opposition in their attempt to skip the holiday and end up scrambling to rejoin it once their daughter surprises them with a visit accompanied by her Preuvian fiancee who couldn't wait to see a traditional American and Krank family Christmas.
The novel is much better than the movie Christmas with the Kranks and had several passages that made me laugh - especially the sections with Mr. Krank at a tanning salon. Grisham was clever with words and astute with his observations of some of the silly things about Christmas in American.