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  • Summary: Based on John Grisham's best-selling novel Skipping Christmas, this comedy stars Tim Allen as Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, toBased on John Grisham's best-selling novel Skipping Christmas, this comedy stars Tim Allen as Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, to come home for the holidays, he is forced to put christmas back together. (Sony) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 27 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    70
    Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching.
  2. A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.
  3. Christmas with the Kranks is so calculated that it's pathetic, a warm-hearted holiday greeting card with not one scintilla of honest emotion inside.
  4. 30
    In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but with "Surviving Christmas" still in theaters it's a close second.
  5. A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
  6. 0
    Egregiously mediocre and flagrantly ill-conceived in every department, this is, truly, the cinematic equivalent of finding a single solitary Saltine in your stocking and a pair of old tube socks beneath the tree. Humbug!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 41
  2. Negative: 28 out of 41
  1. Nov 28, 2011
    8
    I thought that this was really funny. There were a lot of funny moments in it, such as the part with the holiday ham. To me, it is anI thought that this was really funny. There were a lot of funny moments in it, such as the part with the holiday ham. To me, it is an unforgetably funny Christmas movie. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2014
    7
    With their daughter away in the peace core, Nora and Luther Krank have decided to skip Christmas this year, and take a cruise to theWith their daughter away in the peace core, Nora and Luther Krank have decided to skip Christmas this year, and take a cruise to the Caribbean. There is only one problem, their Christmas Eve party and elaborate decorations are a staple of their neighborhood, and when the neighbors find out that the family is skipping Christmas this year, they go out of their way to change their minds. This film is your typical goof ball, family, holiday film, except with a much better cast then these things typically have. The chemistry between Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis was terrific, and in my opinion make the whole thing work. Besides the big named cast, producers also included a ton of cameos from the likes of Cheech Marin, Dan Akyrod, and Felicity Huffman, just to name a few. Seeing a big name you really like, who is not listed in the credits, show up even for a small role, it always adds to the enjoyment of the film. This is not the kind of movie that is going to win any awards. It might not even be the kind of holiday film that is remembered ten years from now, but it's certainly entertaining, with some heartfelt moments, and it's good for a few cheap laughs. Christmas With The Kranks delivers everything you expect from a holiday movie, as it is something you can watch with the whole family and it will put you in the holiday spirit. Expand
  3. WallyS.
    Dec 8, 2005
    5
    A stinker, never has Christmas been so annoying and rotten, it's boring and so unfunny that when a joke works (which is almost never) we A stinker, never has Christmas been so annoying and rotten, it's boring and so unfunny that when a joke works (which is almost never) we yell Halleluia. Allen and Curtis dissapointed me profoundly. Expand
  4. John
    Dec 17, 2005
    1
    Only cause Blair was pretty!
  5. Spriggangirl
    Nov 8, 2005
    0
    There's nothing funny about Christmas with the Jerks. It's plain too boring.
  6. MattieN
    May 20, 2009
    0
    Painful. I saw this in the theatre with my family after thanksgiving dinner. I remember feeling overjoyed that the movie appeared to be over Painful. I saw this in the theatre with my family after thanksgiving dinner. I remember feeling overjoyed that the movie appeared to be over ... only to discover that there was another half-hour of this drivel to suffer through. The worst thing about it was the fact that I couldn't walk out. Expand
  7. TristanB.
    Feb 21, 2010
    0
    Tim Allen's unic-looking-part-shaved-brow made me eat a baby.

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