Hi my name is Patricia and I watch Christmas movies yearround. One of my favorite movies is Christmas with the Kranks. I love this movie because of Luther Krank’s (Tim Allen) logic about Christmas.
Luther is an accountant that can spot monitary waste a mile away. His disgust reminds of Ebenezer Scrooge. Except, he wants to use his annual holiday expenses to skip Christmas. Where as, Ebenezer never treats himself. To be honest, the materialistic side of the holiday season can get out of hand quickly. Luther’s aggravation makes sense, but that doesn’t mean everyone agrees with him.
Throughout the movie, his rebellion is not taken well, because his neighbors lives and breathe the holiday season. His refusal to participate is met with borderline harassment. Yet, Luther does not waiver, but he has to reinforce Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) that the made the right decision.
Based on the Kranks’ Christmas expenses from the previous year, they could go on a tropical vacation and still have money to spare. Luther constantly reminds Nora that they have a luxury vacation to look forward to. She was taken the brunt of the harassment from their neighbors.
Did he really have to skip Christmas to fund this vacation?
Do-it-yourself decorations are much cheaper and more unique than store bought decorations. Afterall, Nora is a stay at home mom with an empty nest. Based on the movie, she spent most of her time volunteering in the community.
Alas, there is no way of knowing. However, you can change how you upcycle goods this holiday season. If you recycle, you’ll have plenty of materials to work with. Personally, I am found of rustic decorations, but I add a winter wonderland element for my children. Take a look at some festive ideas for your home.
Which craft do you want to try this year?
Do you like homemade ornaments?
Do you think we as a society should cut down on holiday expenses?
What’s your favorite Christmas movie?