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Christmas with the Kranks (2004) Poster

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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).
The swimsuits the models are wearing in the advertisement for the cruise the Kranks are taking are the same ones Luther and Nora wear when they go tanning in the mall.
During filming, it was reported that the cast and crew had ingested over 10 pounds of fake snow.
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.
Tom Poston's final film
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When the Kranks are watching Vic Frohmeyer through the window, Luther says to Nora, "So you're saying Frohmeyer has a problem with our skipping Christmas? Who's he gonna call?" Dan Aykroyd, who plays Frohmeyer, also starred in the film "Ghostbusters" for which "Who Ya Gonna Call" was a line from the movies theme song.
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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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M. Emmet Walsh and Tom Poston were both recurring actors on Tim Allen's Home Improvement (1991).
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The house number that the Kranks live at is 1492 - which is the number of Chris Columbus's, (The screenwriter/producer), production company.
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