Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 comedy directed by Joe Roth. The film is based on a novel by John Grisham and a screenplay by Chris Columbus. Luther Krank (Tim Allen) is a middle-aged family man whose daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo) is away at college. Since Blair intends to remain at school over Christmas break, Luther and his wife Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to forego the traditional Christmas celebration and head out on a cruise instead. The Kranks' carefully laid plans are ruined when Blair calls on Christmas Eve and announces that she has changed her plans and is heading to the family homestead with her new fiance Enrique (Rene Lavan). Now Luther and Nora have twelve hours to create the perfect Christmas celebration for Blair and Enrique. Christmas with the Kranks is a hilarious and charming film that pokes fun at the heavy commercialization of Christmas in the United States. Fans of Tim Allen will love it.