Book Vs Movie
Christmas With the Kranks
Yes, the 2004 movie is based on a book!
The Margos have more holiday spirit than Luther & Nora Krank, the main characters of the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas. Luther & Nora normally go all out during the holidays in equal zeal with their neighbors who seem to think Christmas celebrations are THE most important thing in the world. (One Margo liked the movie more than the other!)
But with their daughter spending the holidays in Peru for the Peace Corps, they decide to forgo decadent spending and take a vacation on a cruise instead. Mayhem ensues.
The movie (titled Christmas With the Kranks) stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as Luther & Nora Krankd and even though the film has been out for 15 years now–neither Margo has seen it before!
So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen to find out!
In this ep the Margos discuss:
- John Grisham’s incredible life story and success in publishing
- The basic differences between the book & movie.
- The cast of the movie including Dan Aykroyd (Vic Frohmeyer,) M. Emmet Walsh (Walt Scheel,) Cheech Martin (Officer Salino,) Jake Busey (Officer Treen,) Felicity Huffman (Merry,) Caroline Rhea (Candi,) and Tom Poston (Father Zabriske.)
- Our favorite scenes from the movie
- Christmas with the Kranks trailer
- Nora Krank gets the ham
- Blair Krank (Julie Gonzalo) comes home for the holidays
- Luther Krank surprises neighbor for Christmas
- Outro music Run DMC Christmas in Hollis
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