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CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS

Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Gonzalo, Dan Aykroyd, Jake Busey, Felicity Huffman, M. Emmet Walsh, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Caroline Rhea, David Hornsby, Tom Poston, Kevin Chamberlin, Rene Lavan, Alan King, Billy Asher, Elizabeth Franz, Andrew Daly, Dillon Case, Jordan Alec, Raymond Braun, Troy Treyes

Directed by: Joe Roth
Written by: Chris Columbus
Source Writer: John Grisham
Produced by: Charles J. Newirth, Bruce A. Block
Distributor: Revolution Studios

US: 26 NOV 2004
UK: 03 DEC 2004

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther (Allen) and Nora Krank (Curtis) have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether, despite the fact that they're usually the most fanatical about it. They might as well, since it won't be the same without their daughter, who's away in the tropics. They get the idea to JOIN their daughter in sunny paradise as a surprise, and thus, theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. But when their daughter surprises THEM by cutting her trip short and returning home for Christmas, there's a mad scramble to prepare themselves to have the traditional Christmas fanfare on extremely short notice.
Tim Allen is a very amusing chap. And Jamie Lee knows funny - so it's depressing to report that this has been panned Big Time in the States. Not that that should necessarily deter you from seeing a Christmas movie at Christmas.

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"Once this turkey hits the screens, we're gonna need more than shades!"



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"Ham Race" -- Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in a desperate race with a fellow shopper to purchase the last ham on display.

"I Have An Idea" -- Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to save money by skipping Christmas.

"They Want Frosty" -- Neighbor, Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) harasses Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) because she has not put up her Christmas decorations yet.

"Cat-sicle" -- Luther Krank (Tim Allen) sets a trap to keep the carolers and other varment away.

"Coming Home For Christmas" -- Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) receive a surprise phone call from their daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo).

"I See Frosty" -- Luther Krank (Tim Allen) has difficulty raising Frosty onto his roof.



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