The setting of the story is at Isla de Corales in December.
This is Greg Heffley. This is when he was on vaccion, although he didn't want to be. The story is said in his perspective. It shows what he thinks but doesn't say
The family decieds to go on vaccion instead of having Christmas at there house.
One conflict is they got the wrong luggage so they didn'y have any of there clothes. When they went to buy clothes it was way to expensive. So they had to use the only the clothes that they had , which was very little.
The theme of the story is when things are looking the best it can get alot better.
pg .4 , "They said that THIS year, we were gonna SKIP Christmas and all go to Isla de Corales instead."