Skipping Christmas
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Published: 2001


Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences–and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

Films of Skipping Christmas

2004Christmas with the Kranks Parental guidance 5.3 Rotten Tomatoes - Rotten Created with Sketch. 5 22

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.

99mDirector: Joe RothWriter: John Grisham (novel), Chris Columbus (screenplay)Actors: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet WalshLanguage: English, SpanishAwards: 3 wins & 4 nominations.Genre: Comedy, FamilyFormat: movieUSA