22 October, 2021

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

A few years ago, a book by John Grisham came out called Skipping Christmas, which was subsequently made into the movie, Christmas with the Kranks. I enjoyed both the book and the movie, because it reminds the reader/viewer of what truly is important at Christmastime. It’s not about who has the most elaborate outdoor decorations in the neighborhood, who has the most lights, who has the most perfect tree, or who can host the biggest party. It’s not about buying the most expensive gifts or preparing an exquisite meal. Exasperated with the stress and unreasonable expectations of the season, Luther talks his wife Nora into taking a relaxing vacation to the Caribbean over the holidays. It is there that the couple learns the true meaning of Christmas.

-Angie Dilmore

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