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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

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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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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

The title of the John Grisham book on which the film is based is "Skipping Christmas". It wasn't used for the film to avoid confusion with another Christmas-themed film, Surviving Christmas (2004). See more »

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

Nora Krank: You forgot the white chocolate!
Luther Krank: They didn't have any.
Nora Krank: Did you talk to Rex?
Luther Krank: Who's Rex?
Nora Krank: The butcher.
Luther Krank: ...as odd as it sounds, I didn't think to ask the butcher where the chocolate was!
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Christmas
(1948)
Written by Billy Hayes (as Bill Hayes) and Jay Johnson (as Jay W. Johnson)
Published by Universal-PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.
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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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