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
Dan Aykroyd also played a neighbor named "Vic" in 1981's "Neighbors" with John Belushi. See more »
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 »
Here's a movie that comes across as shallow, stupid, not funny, and over the top. In reality however, it's none of those things. Based on John Grisham's, Skipping Christmas, the Kranks do just that. Well, they try. Christmas with the Kranks is a different kind of Christmas movie, trying not to follow in the footsteps of classic films before it. Instead this an unique movie with a unique story. Sure it has a few issues, some parts of the plot are just plain dumb, and some of the humor doesn't quite work, but none of that really matters as here is a movie that, while it doesn't tell the viewer what Christmas is all about, it does its best at showing some important aspects of our Christmas culture, and the importance of tradition
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