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After the two "Santa Clause" movies, Allen sticks with the holiday in this crass, slapstick comedy based on John Grisham's 2001 novel "Skipping Christmas." That is what Luther (a game Allen) and wife Nora (the ill-used Curtis) intend to do when their only daughter, Blair (Gonzalo), announces she won't be coming home to suburban Chicago for the holiday. Mr. Krank decides a nice Caribbean cruise is in order, but the duo find themselves the recipients of neighborhood scorn when they refuse to get in the seasonal spirit. That changes when Blair suddenly decides to return, accompanied by her brand-new fiance, and the Kranks cave in to Christmas commercialism with zealous glee. Pic is dedicated to the late Alan King, who was cast in a small role as Allen's boss.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Christmas, Family Comedy, Strained Suburbia, Books to Film: John Grisham, Chicago
Chris Columbus
Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Jake Busey, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth Franz, Rene Lavan, Austin Pendleton, Patrick Breen, Felicity Huffman, Julie Gonzalo, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Kevin Chamberlain, Caroline Rhea, Arden Myrin
Don Burgess
Joe Roth
John Debney
Willie Burton, Steven Van Zandt, Nick Moore, Suzie DeSanto, Gareth Stover
Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, 1492 Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Christmas With the Kranks
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Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank have empty nest syndrome when their daughter tells them that she won't be home for christmas. So Luther figures why decorate and spend the money on gifts and decides to add up what they spent last christmas. Figuring that they spent around $6,132.00 he is outraged and asks Nora to go on a ten day cruise to the Caribbean and spend the money on themselves instead. Nora is sad at first to think that she will be skipping christmas, but finally gives the ok. Their decision has everyone mad from the Boy Scouts who they usually buy their tree from to the neighbors who are angry that they won't be decorating. Finally, christmas eve morning arrives and the Kranks are packing for their trip and their daughter Blair calls and says she is on her way home with her new fiance and has told him all about their wonderful christmas traditions and wants him to be a part of it. So the chaos begins as the Kranks try to decorate, grocery shop, buy presents and wrap them in one day. This movie is so funny you'll be sure to have a few laughs.