November 24, 2004
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Joe Roth
MPAA Rating: PG (for brief language and suggestive content)
Screenwriter: Chris Columbus
Starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, M. Emmet Walsh
Official website: SonyPictures.com
In "Christmas with the Kranks," based on the John Grisham best seller "Skipping Christmas," Tim Allen plays Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home for the holiday, he is forced to put Christmas back together.