New York: Doubleday, 2001. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition, first printing with full number line. 5.25"x7.75"x.75"; 177 pgs. Off-white boards, blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Jacket design by John Fontana; jacket illus. by Andrew Davidson. Owner's signature on half-title page and small pen marking at top right corner of blue pastedown; otherwise, no markings throughout. Jacket has mild shelfwear on spine corners, A couple dents on spine, and a few small marks on the cover; edges on inside flaps are starting to discolor from age. Spine straight and binding tight. Collectible - Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #12342
"Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined."-Goodreads.