History Headscratchers / ChristmasWithTheKranks

18th Apr '16 11:26:20 PM Luppercus
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***Weird thing is, thanks tu CulturalOsmosis, Christmas in Latin America is very similar to Christmas in the USA.
18th Apr '16 11:20:59 PM Luppercus
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**They ask both, if they were Jewish, Buddhist or Hare Krishnas IRC.
16th Dec '15 6:49:39 AM PostalDude47
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*** The film is somewhat inconsistent with exactly how long Blaire and Enrique have dated/known each other.



* If Luther needed a tree so badly (and was being charged $75 for the dead one), why didn't he go to another lot or get an artifical one from a big box store? Sure, the artifical ones (at least the 7' ones) can run $75+ but it also lasts 10 or more years
** Because Nora wanted a real tree because Blair wasn't to find out about the plan to skip Christmas. Look how she reacted when the neighbor'so tree, with Chicago Bears ornaments on it.

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* If Luther needed a tree so badly (and was being charged $75 for the dead one), why didn't he go to another lot or get an artifical artificial one from a big box store? Sure, the artifical ones (at least the 7' ones) can run $75+ but it also lasts 10 or more years
** Because Nora wanted a real tree because Blair wasn't to find out about the plan to skip Christmas. Look how she reacted when to the neighbor'so neighbor's tree, with Chicago Bears ornaments on it.
14th Dec '15 2:22:52 PM shawn_allen
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* If Luther needed a tree so badly (and was being charged $75 for the dead one), why didn't he go to another lot or get an artifical one from a big box store? Sure, the artifical ones (at least the 7' ones) can run $75+ but it also lasts 10 or more years.

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* If Luther needed a tree so badly (and was being charged $75 for the dead one), why didn't he go to another lot or get an artifical one from a big box store? Sure, the artifical ones (at least the 7' ones) can run $75+ but it also lasts 10 or more years.years
** Because Nora wanted a real tree because Blair wasn't to find out about the plan to skip Christmas. Look how she reacted when the neighbor'so tree, with Chicago Bears ornaments on it.
28th Dec '13 10:59:15 AM PandaRosa
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*** It's too bad he wasn't Mayinatec and had always celebrated the Rebirth of the Sun or some other really nonChristian holiday. Under Hollywood Logic, that would still exist, if obscurely.
21st Dec '12 3:46:29 PM hayleychaotix
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** They may have not wanted to have to go through the effort of putting stuff up. Just unraveling lights alone takes some work let alone everything else, and they're not even going to be there to enjoy it. Of course, if the neighbors are really that obsessed with it they probably could of gone inside, threw a few decorations into a box, went back outside, plopped the box in front of them, and said "Here, you do it!".

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** They may have not wanted to have to go through the effort of putting stuff up. Just unraveling lights alone takes some work let alone everything else, and they're not even going to be there to enjoy it. Of course, if the neighbors are really that obsessed with it they probably could of gone inside, threw a few decorations into a box, went back outside, plopped the box in front of them, and said "Here, you told them to do it!".it.
23rd Nov '12 12:36:26 PM jenocalypse
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*** Christmas has always been an important holiday in that neighborhood. It's part of what helps give them a sense of community. $6000 is probably spent buying gifts for everyone, making the street and their home as spectacular as possible, Special outfits. Christmas parties. Etc. It's an obscenely expensive time of year, but the Kranks were always willing to buy into it for the happiness of their daughter. Without her around this Christmas, there's no point. Sour grapes. The neighbors took it personally.
30th Apr '12 10:21:49 AM soothsayer
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* If Luther needed a tree so badly (and was being charged $75 for the dead one), why didn't he go to another lot or get an artifical one from a big box store? Sure, the artifical ones (at least the 7' ones) can run $75+ but it also lasts 10 or more years.
20th Jan '12 12:03:29 AM JET73L
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*** There wasn't any Botox in the book, and considering how quickly the couple seemed to have darkened, they were probably pale enough that they should have pre-tanned anyway for health reasons even if Luther hadn't been vain about it.


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** In the book, the previous year a Pakistani(?) couple (assumed to be non-Christian) had lived in one of the street's houses for about three months (including Chrismas) and didn't have a snowman on their roof. When the book mentioned the neighborhood association's discussions as to whether or not they should buy another Frosty to decorate the empty house under cover of night, any mention of their house was conspicuously absent.


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** At least in the book, Grisham (the author) seemed to think of Blair as a CanonSue, if a mild one, and (among other, slightly more subtle clues to his position) pointed out at the beginning of one chapter that she wondered if she was being inconvenient by flying home with no notice whatsoever before reaching the States but immediately brushed it off.
15th Dec '11 2:30:31 PM Zef
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*** Creepier still is that his will and opinion don't matter one whit to the neighbors. If he had caved in and allowed them to decorate for him, they would STILL be imposing their own selfish purposes on a family that had its own, personal reasons for "skipping" Christmas. Imagine that your neighbors suddenly decided that all cars should be red. You don't want to repaint it because you don't like the color red. Would you be happy if the neighbors did it for you, even if it didn't cost you a penny?
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