Christmas with the Kranks


1h 34m 2004

Brief Synopsis

After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr

Film Details

Also Known As
Julfritt, Skipping Christmas, Skipping the Holidays, Una Navidad de locos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a travel agency window and pictures himself and Nora basking in the glow of the sun on a Caribbean cruise. Though Nora is at first reluctant about going away for the holidays, she soon warms up to the idea. But when their neighbors find out, they are aghast, especially local busybody Vic Frohmeyer. To make matters worse, Luther refuses to put his illuminated Frosty the Snowman on his rooftop. Hemlock Street is famous for it and has won numerous contests sponsored by the local newspaper. The battle of wits between the Kranks and their neighbors quickly escalates, threatening the harmony of the community and, yes, the spirit of Christmas itself. Then, without warning, Luther and Nora get a call from Blair. She is coming home for Christmas afterall and now the Kranks have less than twenty-four hours to get themselves and all the families on Hemlock Street back in the proper Christmas spirit.

Crew

Susan Paley Abramson

Casting Assistant

Sergio Acevedo

Foreman

Coleen Aiello

Accounting Assistant

Kyle Alexander

Sound

Larry Alicata

Driver

Spencer Aller

Production Assistant

Matthew Altman

On-Set Dresser

Chris M Alvarez

Welder

David Amberik

Driver

William Ambrose

Best Boy Grip

Jason Anderson

Coordinator

Julian Andraus

Assistant Editor

Ismael Araujo

Grip

Christopher Arreola

Film Lab

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Tara Aucoin

Assistant

Jeanne Austin

Assistant

Kathy Ball

Other

Michael Barnathan

Producer

Hector Barrera

Software Engineer

Vikki Barrett

Costume Designer

Nicole Basanda

Stunts

Madeline Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Nikki Bell

Editor

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Rodney Lee Bennett

Transportation Co-Captain

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Crista Birgy

Accountant

Robert Blanco

Production Assistant

Christopher Blasko

Production Assistant

David Bleich

Matte Painter

Bruce A. Block

Executive Producer

Rob Blue

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Boudman

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Bouyer

Modelmaker

Larry Boyd

On-Set Dresser

Ericka Bryce

Medic

Gae S. Buckley

Set Designer

Kat Bueno Jr.

Grip

Brad Burbank

Foreman

Don Burgess

Dp/Cinematographer

Don Burgess

Director Of Photography

Christopher Burian-mohr

Art Director

Mark Burns

Visual Effects

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

John Bush

Driver

Richard M Butkus

Electrician

Thelvin Cabezas

Visual Effects

James H Cafferty

Driver

Aaron Campbell

Character Animation

Clark Campbell

Visual Effects Editor

Craig Campbell

Lighting Technician

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Jeff Carson

Music Editor

Marla Carter

Digital Effects Artist

Jerry Carville

Accounting Assistant

Amanda Chamberlin

Costumer

Annginette Chandler

Production Assistant

Det Chansamone

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Christensen

Production Assistant

Allegra Clegg

Unit Production Manager

Allegra Clegg

Coproducer

Anne Clements

Production Assistant

Scott Cler

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dawn Clounch

Assistant

Chris Columbus

Screenplay

Chris Columbus

Producer

Olivia Conklin

Driver

Spencer Cook

Animator

Eriberto Cordero

Electrician

Nicolle Cornute

Rotoscope Animator

J C Cornwell

Special Effects Technician

Kirk Corwin

Property Master

John Coven

Storyboard Artist

Edward J Cox

Lighting Technician

Kenny La Cross

Special Effects

Michael A Crowley

Foreman

Mark Cueto

Electrician

Steven Cueva

Assistant Camera

Ricky Cuevas

Accounting Assistant

Kelly Curtis

Assistant

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Alan B. Curtiss

Associate Producer

Hallie D'amore

Makeup Artist

J Patrick Daily

Key Grip

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Lisa Deaner

Digital Effects Artist

John Debney

Music

John Debney

Music Composer

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Yann Delpuech

Sound Effects Editor

Petra Demas

Apprentice Editor

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects Producer

Robert E Denne

Painter

Susie Desanto

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Devereux

Assistant

Tom Dias

Driver

Paulie Dicocco

Driver

Peg Dirolf

Assistant

Michael Dorner

Accountant

Colin Drobnis

Visual Effects

Sheena Duggal

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jay Dupuy

Plasterer

Robert J. Van Dyke

Foreman

David Elliott

Construction Coordinator

Pamela Elliott

Production Assistant

Tyler Elliott

Assistant Location Manager

David Emery

Modelmaker

Bradley Thomas Emmons

Rigging Gaffer

Brandon England

Film Lab

Eyal Erez

Visual Effects

Nathan Eriksen

Production Manager

Derrick Espino

Sound

Peggy Etra

Stand-In

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting Associate

Mark Felt

Digital Effects Artist

Jordan Finnegan

Production Assistant

Jamelle Flowers

Costumer

Robert S Frank

Assistant Location Manager

Jenny Fulle

Digital Effects Artist

Lisa Garelick

Assistant

Earl D. Gayer

Rigging Electrician

Mark Gilmer

Loader

Andrew Goldstein

Rotoscope Animator

Orlando R Gonzales

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ismael Gonzalez

Electrician

Tony Graham

Rigging Electrician

Chris Grantz

On-Set Dresser

Charles T Gray

On-Set Dresser

Don Greenberg

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Griffith

On-Set Dresser

John Grisham

Source Material

John Grisham

Screenplay (Uncredited)

John Grisham

Other

Curt Michael Grooms

Driver

Dawn Guinta

Production Manager

Kee-suk Hahn

Cg Supervisor

Jeff Hale

Rigging Grip

Allen L Hall

Special Effects Coordinator

Deborah A Hall

Costume Supervisor

Donna L Hall

Driver

Matthew Hall

Special Effects Technician

Amanda Harrington

Production Assistant

Max Harris

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Harrison

Music Editor

Mark Heard

Painter

Chris Hebert

Researcher

Donald G Helderle

Foreman

Craig Henighan

Adr Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Dean E Hensley

Foreman

Tom Hershey

Digital Effects Artist

Michael T Hester

Rigging Grip

Daren Hicks

Production Supervisor

Bruce Robert Hill

Set Designer

Kirk A Holland

Driver

Louis Hone

Foley Mixer

Ivo Horvat

Matte Painter

Michael Hugghins

Stunts

Garner Humphrey

Driver

John P Husky

Apprentice Editor

Mike Jackson

Assistant Editor

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Bernardo Jauregui

Visual Effects

Derek Jensen

Grip

George H. Joblove

Digital Effects Artist

Christel Joy Johnson

Production Assistant

Martha Johnston

Art Director

Kevin J. Jolly

Visual Effects Editor

Creola Jones

Software Engineer

Ken E Jones

Painter

S Ford Jones

Greensman

Joanie Karnowski

Digital Effects Artist

Donna Keegan

Stunts

Keith Kellogg

Animator

Matthew Kennedy

Production Assistant

Michael Kennedy

Film Lab

Michael R Kern

Accounting Assistant

Jeff Ketcham

Production Assistant

Jeff Khachadoorian

Special Effects Foreman

Olin Kimberly

Video

Alan King

Other

Colleen King

Assistant

Darren King

Music Editor

Susan Kistler

Key Costumer

Patricia Klawonn

Set Designer

Eric Klein

Sound Editor

Luca Kouimelis

Script Supervisor

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Zsolt Krajcsik

Visual Effects

Daniel Kuehn

Visual Effects Producer

Michael D Kuljis

Driver

Jennifer Kuo

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Lackey

Production Assistant

Andrea Lackey Pace

Special Effects Technician

Kevin J. Lang

Electrician

Gail Laskowski

Post-Production Supervisor

Dwight Lavers

Dolly Grip

Ai Ling Lee

Sound Effects Editor

Dan Lemieux

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Julfritt, Skipping Christmas, Skipping the Holidays, Una Navidad de locos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 8, 2005

Based on the novel "Skipping Christmas" published by Doubleday; October 29, 2002.

Released in United States Fall November 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 8, 2005