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This book starts off with a rather hefty dose of reality check about the Christmas period shopping binges we all partake in.
Set in an all-American town, in a street not unlike those you see in the kids Christmas movies, Skipping Christmas follows a couple through an interesting idea.
Luther and Nora Krank give up the turkey and all the trimmings, turn a blind eye to the street Christmas light competition and refuse to decorate their house, and, instead plan a get away to the Caribbean on a cruise.
I liked the sound of this story, but the first 80% of the book was a bit too negative for me. All the trials and tribulations Nora and Luther face seemed a bit too much, their supposed friends and colleagues not being even remotely supportive.
It was, for a fair chunk of the story, tracking for a two star rating, but the Christmassy ending boosted its overall likability.
Certainly very christmas oriented, this one should get you in the Christmas spirit if you can make it to the end.