Christmas With the Kranks

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: November 26, 2004
DVD: November 8, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.93
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Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Jake Busey, Cheech Marin, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth Franz, Caroline Rhea, Felicity Huffman, Julie Gonzalo, Rene Lavan, Alan King


After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo) in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday.

One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a travel agency window and pictures himself and Nora basking in the glow of the sun on a Caribbean cruise. What if this Christmas there was no tree, no holiday lights, no fruitcakes, no parties, no decorating… no Christmas?

The Kranks skipping Christmas? Unthinkable. Unbearable.

Based on the novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Director: Joe Roth
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan
Screenplay: Chris Columbus
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  • 5 stars "This has become a must-watch Christmas movie in my family over the last couple years - love it!"