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Skipping Christmas Essay

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Skipping Christmas starts out at the gate in an airport. Luther and Nora Krank are there with their daughter Blair, waiting for a flight to Miami that will eventually bring her to eastern Peru, where she is going with the Peace Corps. They all say their goodbyes and the parents leave. Nora is very upset, while Luther isn’t so much. On the way home they stop at a store for white chocolate and pistachios. Luther unwillingly goes in to get it and finds every little thing a hindrance. He is easily annoyed, and doesn’t get the white chocolate. Nora then has to go in the store to get it, and she does so with much annoyance. While Nora is in the store, Luther daydreams about not having to do the Christmas season.
That night, Nora was restless.
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Vic inquired about it when all the snowmen were up other than the Kranks.
At the shelter for battered women, Nora again was attacked for skipping Christmas and her Christmas Eve party. She received a letter from Blair, saying she was doing well. On Monday night, Luther took Nora to the mall for dinner and a movie. During the movie, Luther took a walk, and noticed all the craved people shopping. He also got two memberships for sun tanning packages, so he’ll be ready for the Caribbean.
Two police officers, Treen and Salino, knocked on their door one night, selling their annual calendar. Luther told them he didn’t want one, and they were shocked. Later that night, a group of carolers came to their door, and were joined by the entire neighborhood singing obnoxiously at the top of their lungs, while the Kranks tried to ignore them.
The next morning, getting the paper, Luther found a giant sign saying, “Free Frosty” in his front yard. That day during work he snuck away again to tan. At home he found he had received two blank Christmas cards as a prank. At night a fireman named Kistler and a medic named Kendall came selling fruitcake, but they got the same as the police men.
Later, Luther got praise from Stanley Wiley, and an update on the Christmas spending
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