History Film / ChristmasWithTheKranks

9th Dec '17 8:05:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PoorCommunicationKills: The plot, and its myriad problems, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot could have been avoided]] had Luther and Nora told Blair about their plan to take a cruise. Granted, it was a rather sudden decision, but they had at least three weeks to let her know.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: The plot, and its myriad problems, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot could have been avoided]] avoided had Luther and Nora told Blair about their plan to take a cruise. Granted, it was a rather sudden decision, but they had at least three weeks to let her know.
27th Nov '17 9:54:56 AM Gravidef
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* {{Jerkass}}:
** Luther seems to be one just for the sake of it.

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* {{Jerkass}}:
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{{Jerkass}}: Luther seems to be one just for the sake of it.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Pretty much the ''whole reason'' the movie falls apart. Yes, Christmas is obviously a big deal in this community, but Luther and Nora are quite right in pointing out that they spend over $6,000 on it every year, largely to make their daughter happy--and now that she's gone, there's no need to put in that much cash for something they don't really want to do.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Blair thinks she's giving her parents a wonderful surprise by coming home for Christmas unannounced with her fiance in tow. Oh, how very, very, VERY wrong she is.


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* PoorCommunicationKills: The plot, and its myriad problems, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot could have been avoided]] had Luther and Nora told Blair about their plan to take a cruise. Granted, it was a rather sudden decision, but they had at least three weeks to let her know.
5th May '17 11:30:08 AM Jeduthun
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* TheAntiGrinch: The Kranks' neighbors don't seem ''meant'' to be seen this way, but their attempts at badgering the Kranks into their over-the-top version of holiday cheer do succeed in ruining the Kranks' plans for a quiet getaway.



* SavingChristmas

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* SavingChristmasSantaClausmas: There's no indication at all in the story that Christmas just might have any religious component to it.
* SavingChristmas: Well, for a given value of saving.
18th Feb '17 10:04:20 AM InformalFallacies
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* ObsessivelyNormal: When Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip celebrating Christmas in favor of going on a cruise. The ''[[StepfordSuburbia entire neighborhood]]'' stalks, harasses and pickets the two over it, judging them every chance they get and even posting it in the local newspaper, especially over the neighborhood's custom Frosty the Snowman figure. It is not until they decide to put their decorations up to celebrate their daughter returning from the Peace Corps do they start acting civil towards them.
27th Dec '16 8:29:17 PM stuffedninja
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* FanDisservice: The tanning scene gives us the sight of Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis with minimal clothing.



* [[MundaneMadeAwesome Mundane Made...Overexaggerated]]: Nora's search for a hickory ham.

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* [[MundaneMadeAwesome Mundane Made...Overexaggerated]]: MundaneMadeAwesome: Or rather, overexaggerated; Nora's search for a hickory ham.



* TitleDrop: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; there are various scenes that title drop the book its based on, ''Skipping Christmas'', but none for the film's official title.

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* TitleDrop: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; there are various scenes that title drop the book its it's based on, ''Skipping Christmas'', but none for the film's official title.
10th Dec '16 2:38:21 AM HartiganBook
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* TheUnfairSex: Played with. While skipping Christmas was Luther's idea, Nora willingly and eagerly goes along with it. In one scene she discusses their plan and puts all the blame on Luther [[spoiler: and again when they learn their daughter is coming home with a fiance]]. Also, throughout the movie, Luther receives far more ridicule and scorn than Nora for skipping Christmas, even though she willingly joined his plan.
2nd Dec '16 6:15:04 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Nora's search for a hickory ham.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[MundaneMadeAwesome Mundane Made...Overexaggerated]]: Nora's search for a hickory ham.
2nd Dec '16 6:14:07 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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...Yeah.

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...[[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop ...Yeah.]]
15th Apr '16 11:39:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The neighbours would have left them alone if they had just turned over their inflatable snowman to put up in their yard. Though given they asked by surrounding the house and shouting in with a megaphone like police its understandable that the Kranks would not do so.
14th Dec '15 2:15:52 PM shawn_allen
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** Although she mentioned knowing Enrique in college and Luther accuses her of joining the Peace Corps to "shack up with 'Ricky' in the jungle."
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