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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stupid Christmas by Leland Gregory



Leland Gregory is a co-author of America's Dumbest Criminals: Wild and Weird Stories of Fumbling Felons, Clumsy Crooks, and Ridiculous Robbers, a book filled with a series of short, mostly humorous "filler on a newspaper page" type stories.
Leland Gregory


He follows this format with Stupid Christmas, a book full of short (1-2 pages) stories about Christmas. Some are amusing stories about Christmas history, some are about Christmas criminals, some are sweet and touching and some are just about Christmas oddities such as the middle school teacher that drove his student around town to vandalize Christmas displays, including putting some in compromising positions, so to speak.

Unfortunately, unlike the criminal themed book, which has the entire realm of criminal activity to draw from, this book feels a bit limited by the Christmas theme. Too many repetitive stories about drunken Santas. This is a great "bathroom book" - just something to pick up and read a little bit and put back down again without having to worry about plots, characters or having to remember what was going on the last time you were reading.
 
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon here:  Stupid Christmas

Reviewed on December 22, 2010.
 
Also mentioned in this review:  America's Dumbest Criminals: Wild and Weird Stories of Fumbling Felons, Clumsy Crooks, and Ridiculous Robbers

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