Netflix Movie Review: Christmas with the Kranks
By Chelsea Morganelli
Christmas is only a few weeks away, and you may want to start getting in the Christmas spirit with a Christmas movie. If you’re having trouble deciding where to begin, Christmas with the Kranks is one of those movies to bring your Christmas spirits up.
This comedy stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The funny duo play a married couple named Luther and Nora. They have a daughter, Blair, who will not be home for Christmas because she departed to Peru for a Peace Corps mission.
Despite the fact that they always participate in Christmas festivities, the couple’s logic is to spend the money they usually use on decorations and gifts, and skip Christmas this year to take a relaxing vacation away.
The neighborhood has specific traditions they do around Christmas time, and they are not too happy when they find out the Kranks are skipping Christmas.
Tim Allen’s character, Luther, plays a scrooge-type of person when he decides to no longer celebrate Christmas. He does not decorate the house, buy a Christmas tree or even throw their annual Christmas party for the neighborhood.
The real drama starts when the couple gets a call from their daughter saying that she will be coming home for Christmas. It turns into a mad dash to get everything set up for Christmas in time for their daughter. Little do they know she has an even bigger surprise, as she is bringing her new fiancee for them to meet.
For me, this movie never gets old and I could watch it every year at Christmas time. The hype of Christmas around the neighborhood in the movie gets me pumped for decorating the tree and buying presents.
This film is enjoyed by all ages with its silly humor and a warm moral at the end.
Chelsea Morganelli is a Comment Columnist.