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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.
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.
Tom Poston's final film
M. Emmet Walsh and Tom Poston were both recurring actors on Tim Allen's Home Improvement (1991).
When Nora drops the ham in the shopping center parking lot and the truck runs over it and she screams, you can hear the theme song from "Halloween". Jamie Lee Curtis starred in that movie, also
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.


The $75 tree bought from the scouts is not tied to the car when Luther arrives at his house.
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Ally Sheedy was considered for the role of Nora Krank
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When the power goes out, Luther asks Vic if he knows anybody at Con Ed. In Ghostbusters II (1989), Dan Aykroyd who plays Vic, and the other Ghostbusters pretend to be from Con Ed to dig a big hole in the middle of the street.
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Julie Gonzalo, who plays Blair Krank, and Jamie Lee Curtis also star together in Freaky Friday (2003) in which Gonzalo plays the nemesis of Curtis's daughter.
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Tim Allen has done a total of 4 Christmas movies,this movie,the santa claus,the santa claus 2,the santa claus 3 and he did Christmas with The Kranks in between the Santa Claus 2 and the Santa Claus 3
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After the party had already started, the burglar who lies about having kids tries to escape from the upper floor and walks out onto the roof. Tim Allen's character "Luther" yells "Hey, get down from there" which was similar to him yelling at Santa Claus on the roof in one scene from "The Santa Clause" starring Tim Allen.
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Dan Aykroyd also played a neighbor named "Vic" in 1981's "Neighbors" with John Belushi.
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During the scene when Tim Allen is stuck hanging from his roof, you can see one of the fireman get hit in the face with the ladder.
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When Luther finds out what the name of the mysterious man he says "Houston we have a name." In Apollo 13, which stars Tim Allen's Toy Story Co-Star Tom Hanks, Tom's character says "Houston we have a problem."
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The Frosty prop used the film belonged to Tim Allen's father and was brought overseas with him. He hung it at the Reichstag during the Fall of Berlin.

It is a family heirloom and has made cameo appearances. Films in which Frosty makes an appearance include: Saving Private Ryan, Inglorious Bastards, Santa Clause 2, Dunston Checks In, Fury, Saw, Avengers II, The Pacifier, Frozen, every Fast and the Furious film, and all of the Exorcist films.
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Arden Myrin and Andy Daly are both former cast members of Mad TV.
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