It is so weird to watch a Christmas in April. But it is fun. Christmas with the Kranks is not most people’s favorite Christmas movie. Granted it is not a “classic” such as Home Alone or Miracle on 34th St. But Kranks, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, is a cute and funny movie.
Christmas with the Kranks is based on the John Grisham book, or novella, called Skipping Christmas. The book is even funnier than the movie and why in the world did they feel that Christmas with the Kranks was a better title is beyond me. Well Kranks is about a Mom and Dad whose only daughter has gone off to be in the Peace Corps and will not be there for Christmas for the first time ever.
So the hijinks begin when the Kranks decide to skip Christmas. A total boycott. No tree, no presents, no decorations and especially no annual Kranks Christmas eve party. Instead the Kranks decide to go on a cruise. No one understands their decision. Their friends are upset. Their neighbors are upset. In fact the neighbor tries to lead a revolt. The movie is fun. Don’t go into it and think it’s the greatest thing ever and you might enjoy it.
Final Verdict: If you find it cheap then pick it up.