Nerds Gets Cheery: Go Cruising with ‘Christmas with the Kranks’

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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What better way to end the series than discussing a great family movie to watch on Christmas called Christmas with The Kranks. The movie stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as Luther and Nora Krank. Here is the synopsis from IMDb:

For the first time, Luther Krank (Tim Allen) and his wife Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) are about to celebrate the holidays without their daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo), who has just left for the Peace Corps in Peru. Luther sees a Caribbean cruise poster in a Chicago travel agency window, and he begins to plan the trip. First he must see how he will pay for the trip, so he comes up with an idea that if they skipped Christmas, they could go. He will save money by not buying a tree, having a party, or putting up decorations. The neighbors think he is crazy and want him to at least put Frosty the Snowman on his roof for the local decoration contest. The battle begins between the Kranks and their neighbors. Then Blair calls and tells her parents that she is flying home for Christmas with her fiancée. They have twenty-four hours to put up all the decorations and prepare for the Christmas party. The movie was based on a John Grisham book, ‘Skipping Christmas’. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy).”

This movie has it all, laughter, joy, and an important lesson that will resonate with families during the holidays. I love this movie, and it is different from the usual Christmas movie. Many families know the struggle of decorating, buying gifts, having parties, and making the perfect Christmas dinner. Christmas can be a joyful time, but a stressful one, and many wish they could take a cruise instead of all the preparation. This movie will have you laughing as you open your presents and laughing all night long.

Check out the trailer below!

Convinced? Let us know in the comments below if you plan on watching!

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By Kailey
Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.
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