Christmas With The Kranks

Synopsis: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Joe Roth
Production: Sony Pictures
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

-How much is this gonna cost?


-We save money?


We can still give our charitable donations...

to Children's Hospital

and, of course, the church.

No, this is a total boycott, honey. Total.

It's $600.

It's a total boycott.

I'm afraid that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Well, then, no.

What a stupid idea.

You're gonna let a lousy $600

stand between us and a Caribbean cruise.

No. You are.

All right, look.

I'll match last year's contribution

to the church and to the hospital...

but not a penny more.

-When do we leave?

-High noon, Christmas day.

It's not even Saturday night.

I will not be celebrating Christmas this year.

As many of you know, Blair has joined...

the Peace Corps.

So Nora and I have decided to avoid

the rituals of Christmas...

save our money, and take a cruise.

Therefore, I will not be participating

in the usual holiday rituals.

I will buy no gifts and accept none.

Thank you, anyway.

I will not attend

the firm's black-tie Christmas dinner...

nor will I be here for the office party.

I am not angry and I will not yell...

"humbug" at anyone who offers me

a holiday greeting.

I am simply skipping Christmas.

-Hello, Mrs. Krank.

-Hello, Aubie, how are you?

I'm just a little worried

about your Christmas cards.

Why are you worried?

You always select the most beautiful cards.

You really should put your order in.

We're not gonna be ordering

Christmas cards this year.

-Do what?

-You heard me.

May I ask why not?

You know, I'm really quite late for lunch.

Bye-bye. Say hi to your mom.

But we always have

a live band at the auction.

Yeah, but last year, the band cost $15,000.

We hired a deejay for the Cancer Ball.


-Hi, Aubie.


Mrs. Krank, we forgot to talk about

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Chris Columbus

Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing movies such as Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002); and for writing movies such as Gremlins (1984) and The Goonies (1985). Home Alone received a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. Columbus received an Academy Award nomination for producing The Help (2011). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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