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Christmas Countdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

December 18, 2011

Every day from December 1st to 24th, we will be counting down to Christmas by profiling holiday classics both old and new.  Arranged in chronological order, these are some of our favourites to watch every year.  Enjoy!

Based on the novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, Christmas with the Kranks stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a married couple who decide to skip the holidays for a cruise after their young adult daughter leaves home.  But when she comes back for a surprise visit, they have little time to get things ready for their big Christmas Eve gathering.  Although panned by many critics when it was first released in 2004, Christmas with the Kranks is an easily enjoyable holiday comedy with its heart squarely in the right place.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Stewart permalink
    December 18, 2011 12:33 pm

    This one I did not like very much, it was way too silly and ridiculous for me taste.

    Nice piece though!


    • December 18, 2011 2:13 pm

      Thanks – we were striving for diversity on our countdown list, and we included Christmas with the Kranks for those wanting a light comedy.

      Come back the rest of the week for some unique choices that you might not be as familiar with…

      -John C.


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