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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

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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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

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 Marty arrives for the party, he brings the only can of ham, and Nora serves it, happy that she was able to serve Blair's favorite. Then later, Luther sees the full can of ham and brings it over to the neighbors. See more »

Quotes

Vic Frohmeyer: Nora Krank, we're here for Frosty!
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) See more »

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Sock It to Me Santa
(1966)
Written by Bob Seger, Carl Lagassa, and Dan Honaker
Published by Gear Publishing Co.
Performed by Bob Seger and The Last Heard
By Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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Forget the Polar Express...
12 November 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

... take your kids to see Christmas with the Kranks, the true classic of the holiday season! The film follows Luther Krank (played by everyone's favorite everyman Tim Allen) in his misadventures involving the holiday known as Christmas. Jamie Lee Curtis plays Nora Morgenstern-Krank, a successful lawyer who joins her husband in his boycott of Christmas.

Zaniness is abound in this high-flying rip-roaring send-up of the classic holiday farce. Dan Aykroyd is perfect in his role as Vic Frohmeyer, a sadistic midwestern Christian bent on imposing his red-state values of Community on the libertarian Krank family. Some 'frohmeyer' he is!

This film had all the laughs of The Santa Claus II, plus Dan Aykroyd.

7/10


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