Online Book Club: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

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Skipping Christmas

Welcome to the online book club for
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Luther and Nora Krank are facing a Christmas that will be a little bit lonely. Their only daughter is going to another country to serve in the Peace Corps and will not be home. As the hustle and bustle of the season starts, Luther has an idea. They can “skip Christmas” by going on a cruise. But, the rules are that they cannot participate in any of the Christmas activities, including putting a giant inflatable on their house and buying a tree from the Boy Scouts.

I saw this book at our local library book sale and thought it would make a great holiday read, especially since it was by John Grisham. I didn’t realize the book had been made into a movie years ago, but luckily for me, I hadn’t seen Christmas with the Kranks yet, so the book was new to me. I do plan to see the movie now that I’ve read the book.

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  1. Do you usually read holiday books in December? Why or why not?

  2. Did you like Skipping Christmas? What was your favorite or least favorite part?

  3. Would you be able to “skip Christmas” and travel instead?

  4. Do you think we tend to go overboard in celebrating Christmas? In what ways?

  5. Have you tried doing “less” around the holidays? Tell us how it worked out.

  6. Did you like Luther’s character? Why or why not?

  7. How would you respond to a friend who told you he or she was skipping Christmas?

  8. What is your favorite moment in the book?

  9. It almost seems that Nora is glad when she gets to do Christmas again – do you think she is?

  10. Any questions you want to discuss that I didn’t ask?

Thank you for reading with us and stopping by to discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham!


About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.