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Book cover for Skipping Christmas by John Grisham"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham

Monday, December 17 through Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Read by Jim Fleming in 2001.

Luther and Nora Krank, having sent their daughter off to work for the Peace Corps, sense an opportunity. "We won't do Christmas," says Luther, and books a cruise instead. Their neighbors find this decision unseemly, to say the least, and the humor of the story is in how the Kranks respond to pressure. The Kranks may want to skip Christmas, but you won't.

(Doubleday; ISBN-10: 0385505833)

Theme: Kirkmount: New Snow/Mittens for Christmas and Bring a Torch/Down in Yon Forest/There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig/I Saw Three Ships/Christmas Morning from the album Mittens for Christmas (Dorian)

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Jim Fleming began his career at WPR as a student announcer in the 1960s. In addition to producing and hosting several award winning radio dramas and programs, Fleming also held a number of management positions. Read more

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