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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

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Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for brief language and suggestive content | See all certifications »

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24 November 2004 (USA)  »

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John Grisham's Skipping Christmas  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,868 (Iceland) (26 November 2004)

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$73,701,902 (USA) (7 January 2005)
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Julie Gonzalo, who plays Blair Krank, and Jamie Lee Curtis also star together in Freaky Friday (2003) in which Gonzalo plays the nemesis of Curtis's daughter. See more »

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Nora, at lunch with Candi and Merry, reveals that the Kranks are avoiding Christmas and that there will be no Christmas Eve party. Candi asks the question "When do you leave?". Nora had not mentioned the cruise. See more »

Quotes

Walt Scheel: Does this mean we have start being nice to each other?
Luther Krank: Of course not.
Walt Scheel: Good, cause I still don't like you that much.
Luther Krank: Well, that's great. I'm not fond of you either.
[after he leaves]
Walt Scheel: Honey, we gonna pack!
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Referenced in Don't Quit Your Gay Job: Latin Ballroom Dancer (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
(1940)
Written by Irving Berlin
Published by Irving Berlin Music Co.
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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One of the worst holiday movies ever made!
27 November 2016 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

I was actually nice and gave it a 2 star rating. I like Jamie Lee Curtis, but her acting in this film was flat out awful! I can't believe the director of this film didn't fire her while filming.

It's such a stupid plot, two married couple decide to skip Christmas one year and go somewhere tropical. So the entire neighborhood flips out and does everything to stop them because the Kranks won't decorate their home with holiday lights and this massive sized snowman that everyone puts on their roof. I cringe every time I see it on TV! It also has a bizarre mix of cast members. No chemistry and bad acting all around. Tim Allen didn't even seem like he was into his character.


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