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Christmas Letters from Hell: All the News We Hate from the People We Love

2.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Who doesn't love to open the mailbox during the holidays and find a newsletter? Whether it's a juicy missive from a college roommate inadvertently revealing her husband's wandering eye, a self-congratulatory account of a cousin's rise to power at the local fast-food joint, or a mind-numbingly detailed account of a year's medical ailments (including photos) from a coworker,
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Paperback, 132 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Touchstone (first published 2007)
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VegasGal
Nov 07, 2011 VegasGal rated it did not like it
Shelves: ditched-2011
A book truly from hell. Note: this is NOT meant as a compliment. I mistakenly thought that these letters were going to be real and hellish, but alas, they're just the wordy, not funny blabbings made up by the author on stupid subjects like "Filling and loathing on Elm St", "Holiday Skinheads at Starbucks," and "Yuletide yearnings from Christopher Walken." Yuck!
Jennifer
Dec 19, 2010 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-nf
I thought this was going to be horrible xmas letters that people had actually written to each other, ala awkward family photo style. Instead they were letters that were supposed to be funny from famous people or certain characters (your grandmother, a burner, Osama). I chuckled slightly once, in the 6 I attempted to read.
Crazy Uncle Ryan
Dec 16, 2011 Crazy Uncle Ryan rated it did not like it
I really tried. I read for longer than I probably should have waiting for the book to get funny. Then I read the "They Might Be Amish" joke and I decided I had just had enough. This book was a waste of time.
Courtney
Apr 29, 2014 Courtney rated it did not like it
Quite possibly the worst book I've ever read. Thought it would be real, humorous Christmas letters (like Awkward Family Photos). Nope, just a very lame attempt at humor.
Tammy
Jan 19, 2016 Tammy rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor, christmas, essays
I have a dark sense of humor but I just didn't think this book was funny.
Faz
Feb 19, 2010 Faz rated it it was ok
I was expecting this to be a compilation odd of letters from real people collected over the years. Instead it is a collection of fictional letters to Santa.
Amber
Dec 31, 2012 Amber rated it did not like it
It's a very fast read! Some what funny, but It would have been funnier if they were really letters. Not letter from Santa, Global warming etc.
Jason Bullett
Nov 30, 2012 Jason Bullett rated it liked it
A good roundhouse kick to the annoying round robins we get every year around Xmas-time, whether we want them in our mailbox or not.
Jim Dunn
Aug 26, 2015 Jim Dunn rated it did not like it
This book was a huge disappointment with only one redeeming letter, "Holiday in Oaxaca: How I Spent My Christmas Vacation."
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