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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

your Christmas invitations.

We won't be needing those, either.

-No party?

-No Christmas Eve party?

No party this year.

She's not ordering Christmas cards either.

What's up?


taking a break.

We're not gonna do Christmas this year.

-How do you simply not do Christmas?

-You skip it.

But then what do we do Christmas Eve?

You'll think of something.

There are plenty of other parties.

But none like yours.

That's sweet.

-When do you leave?

-Christmas day.

That's an odd time to travel.

Apparently, not that many people travel

on December 25th...

and so Luther got us a great deal.

Then why don't you have the party anyway?

Because we don't want to, Merry.

We're taking a break.

One year off, no Christmas whatsoever.

-What do we do?

-I don't know.

Mr. Krank, I'm Randy Scanlon.

We're selling Christmas trees again

this year.

Got yours right here.

You got a Canadian blue spruce last year.

This one's a real beauty. Almost 10 feet tall.

Mrs. Krank likes the big ones.

Aren't they cute?

-How much is the big one?

-$90. We had to go up a little.

We're not buying a Christmas tree this year.


-We talked about this.

Sorry we had to go up on the price.

We're making less per tree than last year.

It's not about the money.

We're not doing Christmas this year.

We're gonna go away on a cruise.

We don't need a tree.

All right. Well, out of the frying pan...

and into the fire.



-Come here.


-Come here.

-What are they doing?


-Spilling their guts to Frohmeyer.

-Not Frohmeyer.

Are you intimidated by Vic Frohmeyer?

Honey, he's like the unelected ward boss

of the street.

So Frohmeyer has a problem

with our skipping Christmas?

Who's he gonna call?

The Three Wise Men? Santa Claus?

Don't underestimate him, honey.

Vic Frohmeyer lives and breathes

for this neighborhood.

-You should've just bought the tree.


-You didn't have to put it up.


-You could've left it in the backyard.


Why are you whispering? This is our house.

I'm whispering for the same reason

you're hiding behind that curtain.

Hey, Walt.

Luther Krank just stiffed the Scouts

on a Christmas tree.

Can you believe that, Mr. Frohmeyer?

Do not put it up there.

I want them on the back of the house.

Move it to the right. The other right.

-Becker's at it again.

-Evening, Vic.

Everybody's going to really miss Blair

this year.

The whole block's talking about it.

How is she doing?

She's doing just fine. Thanks for asking.

How's your family?

In great spirits.

We're putting up decorations tonight.

Wind it tight, Spike!

-Hi, Dad!

-Looks good, Mama!

It's the greatest time of year,

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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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