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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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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)

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

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$73,701,902 (USA) (7 January 2005)
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Akroyd had previously starred in Trading Places, My Girl, and My Girl 2 together. They play neighbors in Christmas With the Kranks rather than love interests as they have in their previous movies. See more »

Goofs

When Nora Krank is chasing the canned ham in the parking lot at the grocery, there are trees with leaves visible in the background, showing that the scene was not filmed in December. See more »

Quotes

Luther Krank: Smoked trout?
Nora Krank: It's better than frozen pizza.
Luther Krank: What happened to the hickory honey ham?
Nora Krank: Don't EVER say hickory honey ham again.
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
(1963)
Written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
Published by Mother Bertha Music, Inc. administered by ABKCO Music, Inc., Universal-Songs of PolyGram Int.,
Inc. o/b/o Steeplechase Music and Malt Shoppe Music and Trio Music Company
Performed by Darlene Love
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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Great movie
27 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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