When their only daughter, Blair, heads for Peru and the Peace Corps, the Kranks just haven’t the heart for Christmas. Luther Krank takes the reindeer by the antlers and hatches a plan to skip Christmas entirely by planning a tropical cruise instead. His wife, Nora, makes a reluctant accomplice, as friends, neighbors, and co-workers try to sabotage their plans. The Kranks count down the days to their Christmas cruise—until Blair calls on Christmas Eve to say she is on her way home. With her new fiancé. You will laugh yourself silly reading John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas. Parents, be prepared to edit a small bit of language.