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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

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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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Their Christmas will turn the town upside down! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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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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Trivia

The $75 tree bought from the scouts is not tied to the car when Luther arrives at his house. See more »

Goofs

The cut on Nora Krank's forehead she received while tanning, and the position of her fringe, change and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Nora Krank: Why would we want to get tans before the cruise? I thought the idea was to get them DURING the cruise.
Luther Krank: Look at us, we kind of look like uncooked chicken.
Daisy: You look like a corpse.
[to Nora]
Daisy: And you could use some help too.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
(1946)
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Company, a division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This is a fun and brainless movie
4 February 2005 | by (Los Angeles area of USA) – See all my reviews

This is a fun movie one can take the entire family to. And, that in itself gives it high points for me. A surprise for me was not seeing one child in the theatre. I'd expected it to be full of children. Most were young adults. Come to think of it, I didn't see any older people either. Odd... But, the audience seemed to like it. There was quite a bit of laughter. And, everyone left with a smile on their face.

Some of the humour was a bit cheesy at times...and, a good portion of it isn't believable at all. But, it was still a fun movie to watch. Unless, of course, you're one of those that requires a lot of sex and/or violence...then, this isn't the movie for you.

The scene with the Christmas carolers gave me the urge to run out and find a group to join. I hadn't seen carolers in awhile and it brought back a ton of memories of Christmases past.

A surprisingly serious tone hit towards the end of the movie... it was sweet, and encompassed all that Christmas should be.


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