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On Strike for Christmas
by Sheila Roberts

Published: 2007-10-30
Paperback : 352 pages
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At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman's work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping?bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a ...

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At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman's work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping?bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday?filled with parties, decorations, and presents?well, they'll just have to do it themselves. The boycott soon takes on a life of its own when a reporter picks up the story and more women join in. But as Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together.

Sheila Roberts gives the best gift of all in this funny, heartwarming novel that touches the very core of Christmas spirit.

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Goodie Exchange
by bkmnmpl (see profile) 12/17/14
Using the recipes in the book, celebrate to the holidays with a book-inspired carry-in for your meeting.
Make a Christmas party of the meeting.
by LadyofLove (see profile) 12/19/13
Christmas read
by mgarrera (see profile) 12/19/13
Great book for Christmas!
Snacks for book meeting
by bwolfer (see profile) 11/30/10
There were some recipes included at the end from the women in the story. It would be a great idea to bring some for sampling at your book meeting.

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by lindseyschmidt (see profile) 02/23/18

 
  "On Strike for Christmas"by bkmnmpl (see profile) 12/17/14

While a bit predictable, this Christmas novel is worth the read because of the character development and interaction.

 
by arhodus (see profile) 12/17/14

 
  "On Strike for Christmas"by LadyofLove (see profile) 12/19/13

This was a good Christmas read and made several salient points about our need for control as well as our tendency to manufacture "traditions."

 
  "Christmas read"by mgarrera (see profile) 12/19/13

Good laughs for a stressful time of year!

 
  "on strike for christmas"by laram (see profile) 05/26/11

It ran like a Hallmark specail which come to find out it was. So if you like that kind of thing....

 
  "On Strike for Christmas"by cvssnowbird (see profile) 12/08/10

a fun read that became more serious at the end of the book

 
  "A great light read"by tlathan (see profile) 12/08/10

This book gives you the chance to read something light for the holiday season and, maybe to think twice about your own holiday spirit and what really is important.

 
  "On Strike For Christmas"by lindal2992 (see profile) 12/08/10

I found this book to be human, uplifting and fun to read. I saw myself in some of the situations and that gave me some food for thought.

 
  "Fun book to read at Christmas time"by bwolfer (see profile) 11/30/10

I really enjoyed this book. There was atleast one character that everyone can identify with. And it was fun to see how the men tried to outsmart the women.

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