Christmas with the Kranks

2004 American film by Joe Roth

Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy movie based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth and written and produced by Chris Columbus.

Christmas with the Kranks
Directed byJoe Roth
Produced by
Screenplay byChris Columbus
Based onSkipping Christmas
by John Grisham
Music byJohn Debney
CinematographyDon Burgess
Edited byNick Moore
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$60 million[1]
Box office$96.6 million[1]

It stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a couple in Chicago who decide to skip Christmas one year since their daughter is away, much to the disapproval of their neighbors. The movie also stars Julie Gonzalo, Tom Poston, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh, Austin Pendleton, Cheech Marin and Felicity Huffman.

The movie received negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with a 5% score.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Christmas with the Kranks". Box Office Mojo.
  2. "Christmas With the Kranks (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes.