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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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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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Budget:

$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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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

When police car is moving slowly down the street, view from inside car - windshield wipers are moving, view from outside car - windshield wipers are not moving. See more »

Quotes

Blair Krank: I'm bringing home Enriqué!
Luther Krank: What's a reeké?
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Feliz Navidad
Written by José Feliciano (as Jose Feliciano)
Published by J&H Publishing Company
Produced by Steven Van Zandt (as Little Steven)
Performed by Davie Allan & The Arrows with Steven Van Zandt (as Little Steven)
Courtesy of Wicked Cool Records
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Terrible

This must be the worst movie ever made. It's not even bad in an original way! All of these gags (I use the term loosely)have been used many times before. Unless you have a fetish for horrible actors like Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis there is no way that you could tolerate watching this traumatizingly unoriginal film. Tim Allen runs into a store a lot! The daughter leaves and empty nest syndrome ensues! This is exciting stuff! I managed to survive ten minutes of this crap! Hopefully you will not have to. Don't worry, this film cannot contain a spoiler, because it is impossible to sit through thirty minutes of this movie.


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