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Christmas with the Kranks -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Grisham (novel)
Chris Columbus (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 November 2004 (USA) See more »
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Their Christmas will turn the town upside down! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Allen ... Luther Krank

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Nora Krank

Dan Aykroyd ... Vic Frohmeyer

M. Emmet Walsh ... Walt Scheel

Elizabeth Franz ... Bev Scheel

Erik Per Sullivan ... Spike Frohmeyer

Cheech Marin ... Officer Salino

Jake Busey ... Officer Treen

Austin Pendleton ... Umbrella Santa / Marty

Tom Poston ... Father Zabriskie

Julie Gonzalo ... Blair Krank

René Lavan ... Enrique Decardenal

Caroline Rhea ... Candi

Felicity Huffman ... Merry

Patrick Breen ... Aubie
John Short ... Ned Becker

Bonita Friedericy ... Jude Becker

David Hornsby ... Randy Becker

Kevin Chamberlin ... Mr. Scanlon

Lyndon Smith ... Randy Scanlon
Ryan Pfening ... Gus Scanlon

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Wes Trogden
Rachel L. Smith ... Trish Trodgen

Vernee Watson-Johnson ... Dox (as Vernée Watson-Johnson)

Arden Myrin ... Daisy

Jan Hoag ... Choir Director
Joe Guzaldo ... Burglar

David L. Lander ... Tanning Intruder

Kim Rhodes ... Office Staff

Patrick O'Connor ... Office Staff

Doug Cox ... Neighbor #1

Matt Walsh ... Neighbor #2

Andrew Daly ... Husband

Dawn Didawick ... Shopper
Cary Thompson ... Manager
Julia Roth ... Cashier
Taylor Block ... Schoolgirl
Eryn Nicole Gonsalves ... Schoolgirl
Chelsea Broussard ... Schoolgirl

Paul Taylor ... Fireman
J.P. Romano ... Mailman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victoria Chalaya ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Rose Colasanti ... Wife (uncredited)

Mark Correy ... Co-Worker (uncredited)
Laura Hall ... Caroler (uncredited)

Dava Hulsey ... Amanda Frohmeyer (uncredited)
Mitch Kalamian ... TSA Security (uncredited)

Cameron Lee ... Christmas Shopper (uncredited)

Sarah Loew ... Waitress (uncredited)
June Renee Santiano ... Girl Who Screams at Stepped-on Cat (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Roth 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Grisham (novel "Skipping Christmas")

Chris Columbus (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Barnathan .... producer
Bruce A. Block .... executive producer
Allegra Clegg .... co-producer
Chris Columbus .... producer
Alan B. Curtiss .... associate producer
Charles Newirth .... executive producer
Mark Radcliffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
Paul Morabito (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nick Moore 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Burian-Mohr (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Karen O'Hara 
 
Costume Design by
Susie DeSanto 
 
Makeup Department
Hallie D'Amore .... department head makeup
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist (as Kenneth Schoenfeld)
Toni-Ann Walker .... key hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... department head hair stylist
Petrice Bankhead .... makeup artist: day player (uncredited)
Barbara Cantu .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist: prosthetics for Tim Allen (uncredited)
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ned Neidhardt .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nacoma Whobrey .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Allegra Clegg .... unit production manager
Daren Hicks .... production supervisor
Gail Laskowski .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David M. Bernstein .... second assistant director (as David Bernstein)
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director
Jody Spilkoman .... second second assistant director
Ryan Craig .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sergio Acevedo .... labor foreman
Matthew R. Altman .... set dresser
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman (as Chris M. Alvarez)
Kathy Ball .... designer: Christmas
Larry Boyd .... set dresser
Gae S. Buckley .... set designer (as Gae Buckley)
Brad Burbank .... neighborhood foreman
Kirk Corwin .... property master
John Coven .... storyboard artist
Michael Crowley .... general foreman (as Michael A. Crowley)
Robert E. Denne .... stand-by painter
James Dupuy .... head plasterer (as Jay Dupuy)
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Chris Grantz .... set dresser
Charles T. Gray .... set dresser
Peter N. Griffith .... on-set dresser
Mark Heard .... paint foreman
Donald G. Helderle .... neighborhood foreman
Dean Hensley .... neighborhood foreman (as Dean E. Hensley)
Bruce Robert Hill .... set designer
Martha Johnston .... assistant art director
Ken E. Jones .... paint foreman (as Ken Jones)
S. Ford Jones .... greens foreman
Patricia Klawonn .... set designer
Al Lewis .... art department coordinator
Kim Lincoln .... graphic designer
Kathy Lucas .... set dressing buyer (as Katherine Lucas)
Cynthia Martinez .... construction buyer
John McCabe .... construction buyer (as John H. McCabe)
Kim McDonald .... mill foreman
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Dane R. Moe .... tool foreman (as Dane Moe)
Mark Moretti .... storyboard artist (as Mark A. Moretti)
Greg O'Donohue .... set dresser
Neil O'Sullivan .... set dresser
Harry E. Otto .... assistant art director
Mark Palmer .... set dresser (as Mark B. Palmer)
Craig Pittman .... set dresser
Alan Porter .... draper
Steve Powell .... neighborhood foreman
Benjamin A. Procter .... illustrator
Ed Regan .... labor foreman
Gregori Renta .... set dresser
Reyes Rodriguez .... stage foreman
Lee Runnels .... head greensman
Neil Saiger .... neighborhood foreman (as Neil Jay Saiger)
Tommy Samona .... leadman
Theodore Sharps .... set designer
Andrew M. Siegel .... assistant property master
John Snow .... head painter (as John W. Snow)
Jeff Snyder .... assistant property master (as Jeffrey M. Snyder)
Dave Stuart .... neighborhood foreman
John Thellend .... neighborhood foreman
Kenneth Turek .... gang boss
Robert Van Dyke .... construction foreman (as Robert J. Van Dyke)
Art Vasenius .... set dresser
George E. Vielma .... paint shop foreman (as George Vielma)
Anthony Vitagliano .... greens foreman
Todd Wolcott .... stand-by greens
Edward Wouters .... neighborhood foreman (as Ed Wouters)
Jason Bartolone .... gangboss (uncredited)
Tony Bohorquez .... lead model maker (uncredited)
Elida Cerda .... construction medic (uncredited)
Steve Christensen .... art department assistant (uncredited)
David B. Clark .... paint gang boss (uncredited)
Anne Clements .... set decorating coordinator (uncredited)
Wayne Fielder .... construction medic (uncredited)
Chad Fontaine .... labor (uncredited)
Tom Frohling .... model maker (uncredited)
Lyle Maves .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Todd McKibben .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Tony Miller .... scenic plasterer/mould maker (uncredited)
Carl Robarge .... plaster crew (uncredited)
Liza Rudolph .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Mike Suhy .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kyle Alexander .... sound assistant
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects editor
André Dias .... dubbing editor (international versions)
Derrick Espino .... sound assistant
Craig Henighan .... adr editor
Louis Hone .... foley recording mixer
Darren King .... supervising sound editor
E. Niles Klein .... second assistant sound editor (as Eric Klein)
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley assistant
Michael Minkler .... supervising sound mixer
Myron Nettinga .... supervising sound mixer
Barbara Noren .... sound assistant
Jeena M. Phelps .... dialogue editor (as Jeena Phelps)
Hari Ryatt .... foley editor
Joseph Schultz .... first assistant sound editor (as Joe Schultz)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor (as John Stuver)
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Dan Yale .... supervising foley editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist (uncredited)
Chris Fitzgerald .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Allen Hall .... supervising special effects coordinator (as Allen L. Hall)
Matthew Hall .... special effects technician
Jeff Khachadoorian .... special effects foreman
Ken LaCross .... special effects: water truck (as Kenny La Cross)
Jeff Ogg .... special effects foreman
James Reedy .... shop foreman
Juan Carlos Rodríguez .... welder (as Carlos M. Rodriguez)
Frank Toro .... pyro technician (as Frank L. Toro)
Andy Weder .... special effects coordinator (as Andrew Weder)
Fred Apolito .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Joanne Bloomfield .... fabricator: Icicle Kitty (uncredited)
Pamela Elliott .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Parry Willard .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Anderson .... interactive compositing coordinator: SPI
Chris Arreola .... lead scanning technician: SPI
Hector Barrera .... systems engineer: SPI
Nikki Bell .... editorial coordinator: SPI
Christopher Blasko .... production assistant: SPI
David Bleich .... matte painter: SPI
Rob Blue .... interactive compositor: SPI
Christian Boudman .... lead compositor: SPI
Christian Bouyer .... modeler: SPI
Mark Burns .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Thelvin Cabezas .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Aaron Campbell .... character technical director: SPI
Clark Campbell .... visual effects editor
Marla Carter Barrett .... interactive compositor: SPI (as Marla Carter)
S. 'Kiki' Chansamone .... interactive compositor: SPI (as Det Chansamone)
Spencer Cook .... animator: SPI
Nicolle Cornute .... rotoscope artist: SPI
J.C. Cornwell .... lead production services technician: SPI
Lisa Deaner .... interactive compositor: SPI
Debbie Denise .... visual effects executive producer: SPI
Colin Drobnis .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Sheena Duggal .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
David Emery .... modeler: SPI
Brandon England .... film recording technician: SPI
Eyal Erez .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Nathan Eriksen .... manager of production services: SPI
Mark Felt .... interactive compositor: SPI
Jenny Fulle .... senior staff: SPI
Andrew Goldstein .... rotoscope artist: SPI
Don Greenberg .... interactive compositor: SPI (as Donald Greenberg)
Dawn Guinta .... interactive compositing production manager: SPI
Kee-Suk 'Ken' Hahn .... computer graphics supervisor: SPI (as Ken Hahn)
Max Harris .... interactive compositor: SPI
Christopher Hebert .... research: SPI
Tom Hershey .... senior staff: SPI
Ivo Horvat .... matte painter: SPI
Bernardo Jauregui .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
George H. Joblove .... senior staff: SPI
Kevin J. Jolly .... visual effects editor: SPI
Creola N. Jones .... systems administrator: SPI (as Creola Jones)
Joanie Karnowski .... matchmove artist: SPI
Keith Kellogg .... animator: SPI
Michael Kennedy .... digital intermediate producer: EFilm
Olin Kimberly .... senior video engineer: SPI
Zsolt Krajcsik .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Daniel Kuehn .... visual effects producer: SPI
Jennifer Kuo .... senior staff: SPI
David Lensch .... film recording technician: SPI
Lauren A. Littleton .... digital character group management: SPI (as Lauren Littleton)
Francis Liu .... visual effects technical director: SPI (as Frankie Liu)
Nick Loy .... production services technician: SPI (as Nicholas Loy)
Annie Mahlik .... assistant visual effects editor: SPI
Paul McGhee .... digital color timer: SPI
Eric McLean .... matte painter: SPI (as Eric Mclean)
John Monos .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Jake Morrison .... computer graphics supervisor: SPI
Howie Muzika .... modeler: SPI
Gregory Nic Nicholson .... matchmove artist: SPI (as Gregory Nicholson)
Jessica Noll .... senior production services technician: SPI
Andrea Lackey Pace .... senior production services technician: SPI
David Palmer .... texture painter: SPI
Jean-François Panisset .... senior systems engineer: SPI (as Jean-Francois Panisset)
Eric Peterson .... matchmove artist: SPI
Rachel Phillips .... digital production management: SPI (as Rachael Phillips)
Derrick Quarles .... lead film recording technician: SPI
Jason Reisig .... animator: SPI
Tim Sarnoff .... senior staff: SPI
Michael Scheffe .... art director: SPI
Candice Scott .... interactive compositor: SPI
Steven J. Scott .... digital color timer: EFilm
Rick Shick .... interactive compositor: SPI
David Spencer .... matchmove artist: SPI
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter: SPI
Jackie Szymanski .... production accountant: SPI
Stan Szymanski .... senior staff: SPI
David Takayama .... interactive compositor: SPI
Laurence Treweek .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Angel Trujillo .... systems administrator: SPI
Theo Vandernoot .... visual effects technical director: SPI
Alberto Velez .... systems engineering department manager: SPI
Roger Vizard .... animator: SPI
Barry Weiss .... senior staff: SPI
Ray Wong .... video editor: SPI
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Steven Fagerquist .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects executive producer: CafeFX (uncredited)
Meredith Hook .... paint and rotoscope artist: Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
Perry M. Kimura .... digital scanning and recording: EFilm (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Sarah Moore .... lighting & compositing: SPI (uncredited)
Mike Ocoboc .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nicole Basanda .... stunts
Michael Hugghins .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Rowbie Orsatti .... stunts
Nancy Thurston .... stunts
Todd Warren .... stunt double
Cody Weselis .... stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael T. Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Michelle Csitos .... stunts (uncredited)
Jacob Dewitt .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Rockey Dickey Jr. .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
David Hugghins .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark McDaniels .... stunts (uncredited)
J.P. Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Todd Schneider .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Ambrose .... rigging best boy grip (as Wil Ambrose)
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip (as Ismael Aranjo)
Katarino Bueno Jr. .... grip
Richard M. Butkus Jr. .... electrician
Craig Campbell .... dimmer operator
Eriberto Cordero .... electrician: fixtures
Edward J. Cox .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mark Cueto .... electrician
Steven Cueva .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
Brad Emmons .... rigging gaffer (as Bradley Thomas Emmons III)
Earl Gayer .... rigging electrician (as Earl D. Gayer)
Mark Gilmer .... camera loader
Ismael 'Izzy' Gonzalez .... electrician: fixtures (as Ismael Gonzalez)
Tony Graham .... rigging electrician
Jeff Hale .... rigging grip
Michael Hester .... rigging grip (as Michael T. Hester)
Derek Jensen .... grip
Kevin J. Lang .... electrician
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip (as Dwight Joseph LaVers)
Ken Longballa .... electrician: fixtures
John Lynch .... rigging grip
Richard Maldonado .... foreman fixtures electrician
Marc Marino .... rigging electrician
Steven C. McGee .... chief lighting technician (as Steve C. McGee)
Michael McGuire .... rigging key grip
Victor Mendoza .... rigging electrician
Matthew Moriarty .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nina Moskol .... best boy grip
John Murphy .... dolly grip (as John W. Murphy)
Noe Nava .... rigging electrician
David H. Neale .... electrician: fixtures
Patrick B. O'Brien .... camera operator: "b" camera
Morten Petersen .... rigging electrician
Rico Priem .... grip
Bradford Ralston .... video assist (as Bradford S. Ralston)
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Josh Seifert .... rigging grip
Chris Squires .... Steadicam operator
Chris Squires .... camera operator: "a" camera
Don Steinberg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Donal Steinberg)
Brian Tilden .... electrician
Carlos M. Torres .... rigging electrician
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
'Rigger' Dan Beard .... rigger (uncredited)
Randy Beckman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
John Davies .... fixtures technician (uncredited)
Michael Fastoso .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Michael X. Flores .... videographer (uncredited)
Michael Goldman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Troi Horton .... rigger (uncredited)
Kevin McNeil .... grip (uncredited)
Dave Muskeni .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Brian Rosso .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Shadley .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Monte Swann .... video engineer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Susan Paley Abramson .... casting associate
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate (as Liz Lang Fedrick)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vikki Barrett .... assistant costume supervisor
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer
Jamelle Flowers .... costumer
Deborah Hall .... costume supervisor (as Deborah A. Hall)
Susan Kistler .... key costumer
Dennis McCarthy .... costumer
Ángela Núñez .... costumer (as Angela Núñez)
Steve Constancio .... set costumer (uncredited)
Tyra Youland .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Julian Andraus .... assistant editor
Petra Demas .... apprentice editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
John P. Husky .... apprentice editor
Mike Jackson .... first assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Zachary Roth .... editorial production assistant (as Zack Roth)
George McCarthy .... assistant editor: avid (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Jim Harrison .... music editor
Lisa Jaime .... supervising music editor
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Steven Van Zandt .... music supervisor (as Little Steven)
Mike Watts .... orchestrator
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer (uncredited)
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Jon Robert Hall .... playback singer (uncredited)
Jay Lifton .... music arranger (uncredited)
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician (uncredited)
Joseph Magee .... production music mixer (uncredited)
Adam Michalak .... score recordist (uncredited)
Justin Reeve .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Jason Ruder .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Fletcher Sheridan .... playback singer (uncredited)
Patrick Spain .... score assistant engineer (uncredited)
Erich Stratmann .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Larry Alicata .... driver (as Larry V. Alicata)
Dave Amberik .... driver (as David W. Amberlik)
Olivia Baker .... driver (as Olivia M. Baker Conklin)
Rodney Lee Bennett .... transportation co-captain (as Rodney Bennett)
John Bush .... driver
Jim Cafferty Jr. .... driver (as James H. Cafferty Jr.)
Randy Cantor .... transportation captain
Tom Dias .... driver (as Tom J. Dias)
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: Tim Allen
Curt Michael Grooms .... driver (as Curt M. Grooms)
Donna Hall .... driver
Kirk A. Holland .... driver
Garner Humphrey .... driver
Michael D. Kuljis .... driver
James A. Lundin .... driver
Jan Marino .... driver
Carrie Marrow .... transportation office coordinator
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Vic Martinez .... driver
Dennis V. Mckeehan .... driver (as Dennis V. McKeehan)
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Billy Ramirez .... driver (as William B Ramirez)
Graham Ready .... driver
Wayne Roberts .... driver
Evan Sklov .... driver
Joseph Sullivan .... driver (as Joseph A. Sullivan)
Patrick Sullivan .... driver (as Patrick L. Sullivan)
Guy D. Tardif .... driver
Daniel Valenzuela .... driver (as Daniel R. Valenzuela)
Sal Velásquez .... driver (as Sal Velasquez)
 
Other crew
Coleen Aiello .... second assistant accountant
Spencer Aller .... production assistant
Tara Aucoin .... assistant: Mr. Block
Jeanne Austin .... assistant: Mr. Radcliffe
Madeline Bell .... key assistant location manager
Crista Birgy .... construction accountant
Robert Blanco .... production assistant
Ericka Bryce .... medic
Jerry Carville .... assistant accountant
Annginetti Chandler .... production assistant
Stephen Christensen .... production assistant
Scott Cler .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Clounch .... assistant: Mr. Newirth
Ricky Cuevas .... assistant accountant
Kelly Curtis .... assistant: Ms. Curtis
Elizabeth Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Columbus
Michael Dorner .... payroll accountant
Pam Elliott .... production assistant
Tyler Elliott .... key assistant location manager
Peggy Etra .... stand-in: Ms. Curtis
Jordan Brendan Finnegan .... production assistant (as Jordan Finnegan)
Margaret Fitzgerald .... assistant: Mr. Allen (as Peg Dirolf)
Michael X. Flores .... production assistant (as Michael Flores)
Rob Frank .... key assistant location manager (as Robert S. Frank)
Lisa Garelick .... assistant: Mr. Aykroyd
Orlando R. Gonzales .... assistant production coordinator
Amanda Harrington .... production assistant
Christel Joy Johnson .... production assistant
Matthew Kennedy .... production assistant
Michael R. Kern .... first assistant accountant
Jeff Ketcham .... production assistant
Colleen King .... assistant: Mr. Roth
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Tom Lackey .... production assistant
Stacey Mann .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Liz Matthews .... location manager
Jacoby K. Radcliff .... craft service (as Jacoby Radcliff)
John Radcliff .... production assistant (as Johnny Radcliff)
Lois Radcliff .... craft service (as Lois B. Radcliff)
Willie Radcliff .... craft service (as Willie L. Radcliff)
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
R. Lucas Stewart .... logistics coordinator
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Karen Swallow .... assistant: Mr. Barnathan
Cindy Taylor .... production assistant (as Cindy A. Taylor)
Lloyd Thomas .... chef: For Star Catering
Paul Tranghese .... stand-in: Mr. Allen
David Zimmerman .... production assistant
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist (uncredited)
Scott Bigbee .... location scout (uncredited)
John Bonnin .... head technician: Libra (uncredited)
Brinton Bryan .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Don Crislip .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bianca D'Carpio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Furia .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Matthew I. Goldberg .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Mark Harden .... cat trainer (uncredited)
Boone Narr .... cat trainer (uncredited)
Huey Redwine .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr revoicing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alan King .... in loving memory of
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for brief language and suggestive content
Runtime:
99 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During filming, it was reported that the cast and crew had ingested over 10 pounds of fake snow.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
Spike Frohmeyer:[watching Luther steal a Christmas tree] Are you sure this isn't illegal?
Luther Krank:Are you a cop?
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Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
O TannenbaumSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Do we really want people (including our children) seeing a movie like this?, 18 December 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

What kind of Christmas movie is this? Christmas With the Kranks is not jolly, whimsical, wholesome, or humorous like the typical American Christmas film, but a wretched, loathsome comedy capitalizing on the things the holiday season isn't about such as competition, self-centeredness, cruelty, and worst of all, conformity.

The American Christmas movies fall in three possible categories, the great, the good, and the bad, like most films in specific genres, although it's quickly shortening to two, the good and the bad, with emphasis on the bad. Christmas classics are those such as A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, and White Christmas, which cloud the networks annually, with their cherishable whimsy, and incredibly earnest presence. Christmas trash are films like Christmas With the Kranks and Jack Frost; films that take a contrived, corny idea and make the near-fatal flaw of not satirizing their material and taking them seriously, creating a forced and awkward atmosphere. But this is just a grain of salt compared to the number of problems with this film.

The films pairs Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, two wonderful stars playing two horribly unlikable characters, Luther and Nora Krank. They're a suburban couple who has just sent their daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo) on a plane after Thanksgiving for a Peace Corps in Peru, leaving both of them to contemplate how to spend the Christmas holiday alone. Luther has a proposal; after spending well over $6,000 on Christmas decorations, he feels they could take a $3,000 cruise and have plenty to show for it. The only catch is that they'd miss Christmas, not decorate for it, and completely overhaul plans to host a party and send Christmas cards.

Seems like a fine idea to me, but the film makes a controversial setup explode by having the neighbors (mainly the neighborhood "king" Vic Frohmeyer, played by Dan Aykroyd) overreact to the idea of the Krank's taking a year off. They are infuriated at their proposal, ostracizing them, manipulating them by excessive caroling, crowding around their house demanding they return "Frost," an iconic staple of the neighborhood. Good lord, this is the kind of thing you do if you discovered noted hate-monger Fred Phelps was your neighbor. Not if you found out your neighbor simply wants to take a year off from Christmas by doing the kind, noble event of taking his wife on a cruise.

The Krank couple is content with fighting them off, until their daughter calls a few days before Christmas and says she can make it home for the holidays with her new Peruvian fiancée. This sends both Luther and Nora into a scurrying state, accentuating the character trait I hate seeing portrayed cartoonishly and that's desperation. Desperation as a form of urgency and poignancy, where one character is genuinely at a loss and trying to do right but is consistently barricaded by unforeseen, unforgiving circumstances is one thing, but being played for laughs is another.

In one terribly depressing sequence, we see Nora Krank, after being informed of her daughter's unexpected arrival, rushes to the grocery store to get hickory honey ham, because it's her daughter's absolute favorite. She races an old woman through the whole store (guess who gets the damn ham?), and then pleas a young couple with an infant to buy the ham off them for larger than the sticker price. Seeing Jamie Lee Curtis (In one what be her final starring role until 2010's You Again, which I hear was roughly the same degree of appalling as this one) desperately succumb to petulant beginning for a damned ham, as if the store didn't carry turkey or normal ham as a substitute, is incredibly unfunny. Then when she finally gets the family to cough up the ham for a large sum of money (after bringing up their kid's future), she is bumped and it rolls down the steep pavement into the middle of the road to be crushed by a sixteen-wheeler. Curtis then leads out a blood-curdling scream similar to the one she released in Carpenter's Halloween, when she had a better reason to shriek.

The nail that drops into the coffin for this film is that it takes the somewhat original idea of portraying the Krank's as non-conformists, but then collectively makes them into the enemy to the point where they give in to the neighbors' orders of celebrating the holidays. Since when did celebrating Christmas have to involve a tree, lights, ornaments, parties, cards, caroling, and neighborly devotion? Since when did the message of being an individual and being unique, things we've been told since birth, be traded for the message of conformity by force? It's appalling to believe this film got past the stage of production, let alone the fact that Chris Columbus found this material acceptable to be placed on screen during the season of love and jolliness. It's also incredibly saddening to hear Columbus was the same man who directed both Home Alone films and the wonderfully potent Goonies. And please don't get me started on the persistent incorporation of unnecessary, grueling animal cruelty. It's unwarranted in almost any movie, but here, it's simply unacceptable.

Christmas With the Kranks contains no laughs, humor, love, or anything resembling that of a competent holiday picture. It drains the talent of its two stars by making both of them succumb to something stupid such as Tim Allen's Luther getting botox, with a terribly unfunny sequence of him trying to eat something when it keeps falling out his mouth, and Jamie Lee Curtis' trying to get a tan in a mall tanning salon and finding herself exposed in the middle of the shop. Not only is this movie terribly not funny, but it's pathetically unconvincing; especially when it tacks on a mawkish ending that just oozes cutesy sentimentality.

Starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by: Joe Roth.

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