I will admit that there are parts of the holiday season I do not enjoy. Maybe it’s the commercialism of Christmas, maybe it’s the feeling that I need to be Martha Stewart and Santa Claus in one cheerful person. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I shop for 24 people!
I find myself constantly trying to keep the true meaning of the holiday in the forefront, but it is hard sometimes.
So when the publishers of Christmas Sucks: What to Do When Fruitcake, Family, and Finding the Perfect Gift Make You Miserable by Joanne Kimes contacted me and asked me if I’d like to review this book, I thought it was probably a fun read I could relate to.
And I was right.
Kimes, who is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Pregnancy Sucks, offers up a quick, sassy read to get help guide you through the holiday season.
Chapters include topics such as “All I want for Christmas is my retirement account intact,” “Deck the halls with lots of crap, “and I’ll be home for Christmas, if I can get through the f*cking crowds.” If you have a bit of a bah-humbug attitude when it comes to the holidays, this book will make you laugh out loud.
But this book just doesn’t poke fun at the trappings of the holiday season. It actually gives good tips for how to SURVIVE it.
Kimes gives excellent tips for gift giving, gift wrapping, holiday travel, how to handle tricky family situations, and much more.
Christmas Sucks was a fun read – full of entertaining attitude – and ironically, it actually helped me get into the Christmas spirit.
I also recommend checking out her blog, Sucks and the City for a little light entertainment and information about her other books.