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Christmas With the Kranks Details


Based on John Grisham's novel Skipping Christmas, Christmas With the Kranks revolves around Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Luther Krank's (Tim Allen) decision to put their normally fanatical enthusiasm for the holidays aside for a tropical cruise. With their daughter in Peru with the Peace Corps, the Kranks believe it just isn't worth it; thus, no presents, Christmas trees, or decorations of any kind will adorn their house to the great consternation of their neighbor Vic (Dan Aykroyd). Just as it looks like Christmas will be successfully skipped, Blair (Julie Gonzalo) throws a major kink into her plans when she suddenly has a change of heart and announces she'll be coming home for Christmas after all. The film ran into troubles early on in production when Ben Affleck's similar sounding bomb Surviving Christmas won the race to the theaters, forcing the filmmakers to depart from the book title in favor of the catchy Kranks one. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

  • Release date:November 24, 2004


Tim Allen
as Luther Krank
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Nora Krank
Dan Aykroyd
as Vic Frohmeyer
Erik Per Sullivan
as Spike Forhmeyer
Cheech Marin
as Officer Salino
Jake Busey
as Officer Treen
M. Emmet Walsh
as Walt Scheel
Elizabeth Franz
as Bev Scheel
Kevin Chamberlain
as Mr. Scanlon
René Lavan
as Joanna
Tom Poston
as Father Zabriskie
Austin Pendleton
as Umbrella Santa/Marty
Caroline Rhea
as Candi
Patrick Breen
as Aubie
Felicity Huffman
as Merry
John Short
as Ned Beker
Arden Myrin
as Daisy
Julie Gonzalo
as Blair Krank
Bonita Friedericy
as Jude Becker
David Hornsby
as Randy Becker
David L. Lander
as Tanning Intruder
Mark Christopher Lawrence
as Wes Trogdon
Chelsea Broussard
as Schoolgirl
Dawn Didawick
as Shopper
J.P. Romano
as Mailman
Lyndon Smith
as Randy Scanlon
Rachel L. Smith
as Trish Trogdon
Matt Walsh
as Neighbor #2
Patrick O'Connor
as Office Staff
Julia Roth
as Cashier
Joe Guzaldo
as Burglar
Ryan Pfening
as Gus Scanlon
Andrew Daly
as Husband
Taylor Block
as Schoolgirl
Kim Rhodes
as Office Staff
Vernee Watson-Johnson
as Dox
Paul Taylor
as Fireman
Doug Cox
as Neighbor #1
Cary Thompson
as Manager
Jan Hoag
as Choir Director


Joe Roth
Chris Columbus
Michael Barnathan
Mark A. Radcliffe
Chris Columbus
John Grisham
Book Author
Don Burgess
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Moore
Garreth Stover
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Supervising Art Director
Allegra Clegg
Alan B. Curtiss
Associate Producer
Bruce A. Block
Executive Producer
Charles James Newirth
Executive Producer
Bruce Hill
Set Designer
Patricia Klawonn
Set Designer
Barbara Mesney
Set Designer
Gae S. Buckley
Set Designer
Karen O'Hara
Set Decorator
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Alan B. Curtiss
First Assistant Director
Margery Simkin
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects
Hallie D'Amore
Sheena Duggal
Visual Effects Supervisor