Christmas with the Kranks
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 26 Libraries 27 of 31 copies|
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
When their only daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to book an island cruise to beat the yuletide blues and just skip the holidays. But their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever!
Christmas decorations -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2005
|Edition||Full screen & widescreen versions.|
|Other Titles|| Skipping Christmas.
1948- film director.
Allen, Tim, 1953- actor.
Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958- actor.
Aykroyd, Dan, actor.
Sullivan, Erik Per, 1991- actor.
Marin, Cheech, actor.
Walsh, M. Emmet, 1935- actor.
Debney, John, composer.
Grisham, John. Skipping Christmas.
Revolution Studios, production company.
1492 Pictures, production company.
Columbia Pictures, production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, M. Emmet Walsh, Kevin Chamberlin, Elizabeth Franz, René Lavan, Austin Pendleton, Caroline Rhea, Patrick Breen, Felicity Huffman, Arden Myrin, Julie Gonzalo.
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Nick Moore ; music, John Debney.
Rated PG; for brief language and suggestive content.
Includes English or French language tracks, with optional English, French, Chinese or Thai subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Based on the novel "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham.
DVD; Dolby Digital; Region 1.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.