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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

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With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

24 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Grisham's Skipping Christmas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$509,335 (Australia) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$73,701,902 (USA) (7 January 2005)
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Trivia

Lots of deleted and alternate footage appears in the movie's trailer (included in the "Previews" section on the DVD). Some examples are:
  • A book being opened to a photo of the Krank family.


  • Nora Krank taking a photo of her husband and daughter outside their house.


  • Luther Krank with a device in his mouth, obviously sitting in a dentist's chair to get his teeth whitened and/or fixed.


  • Luther Krank driving home with the skimpy tree on the roof of his car getting heckled by another motorist.


  • A different cruise advertisement in the travel agency's window.


  • Luther Krank showing his botox-injected face in the hospital. (We only see it for the first time in the scene afterwards where he's eating with his wife.)


  • The shot of Blair Krank saying goodbye to her parents at the airport doesn't have a screen credit over it as it does in the actual film.


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Goofs

Luther Krank sees the advertisement of a Carnival Ship then books passage on what he refers as the luxury ship Jubilee. The Carnival Jubilee was one of Carnival's smaller "Holiday" class ships that first sailed in 1986. Shortly before this movie was made, the Jubilee was transferred to P & O lines of Australia and became the Pacific Sun. There is no way Luther could have sailed on the Jubilee in Christmas of '04. See more »

Quotes

Luther Krank: [dressed in black to hide his tan] I look like a Mafia Lieutenant.
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Connections

Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet and Dandy
(1968)
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Published by Universal-Songs of PolyGram Int., Inc.
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hilarious!
27 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a must see movie for the whole family for just to have a good laugh.

This movie is funny from start to finish. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd and the rest of the cast did an exceptional job is making the whole movie goers laugh from beginning to end. This holiday comedy film was so enjoyable that my family and I would go again to see it. This picture has a humorous way of seeing how we all get engrossed into the Christmas season with decorations, presents etc. Then we soon realize what the true meaning of Christmas is suppose to be. I highly recommend it! Take the family and enjoy. Just sit back and forget about your job, troubles and have fun viewing this hilarious movie! You won't be sorry.


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