Christmas with the Kranks – Movie Review


This movie is an old time classic. It is the type of movie that you can watch while sitting in front of a fire, drinking hot chocolate, while having a good laugh. This family, comedy movie is a 2004 American classic based off of the 2001 novel, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. A couple was going to skip Christmas one year because their daughter was away. Once plans changed, they wanted to outdo Christmas for their daughter.

After happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter, Blair, in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the idea of a very lonely holiday. One night, Luther glances at a poster in a travel agency window and pictures himself and Nora basking in the glow of the sun on a Caribbean cruise.  He gets an amazing idea and sets off to take Nora on a cruise.

Luther decides not to decorate his house and refuses to put Frosty on his rooftop. Hemlock Street is famous for their decorations and have won numerous contests sponsored by the local newspaper.

Then, Luther and Nora get a call from Blair. She is coming home for Christmas after all and now the Kranks have less than twenty-four hours to get themselves and all the families on Hemlock Street back in the proper Christmas spirit.

In all, this movie is great to watch with your family for a good laugh and create some fun memories during the holidays.