Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, and stars Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, and M. Emmet Walsh. The plot revolves around a couple who decide to skip Christmas one year since their daughter is away much to the chagrin of their neighbors. However the plans are changed around when their daughter phones them to tell them that she is coming home for Christmas. This is Tom Poston's final film before his death in 2007. More: en.wikipedia.org.