Movies | 11.27.2016

Christmas with the Kranks- Spode Christmas Tree and Nikko Happy Holidays

Christmas. The time of year for hosting your annual holiday party, indulging in your most sacred family recipes, and stringing up the lights on every corner of your home.

However, if you’re Mr. and Mrs. Krank, Christmas is the time for skipping out on gift giving, rebelling your neighborhood’s Christmas cheer, and sailing off far far away on a cruise in the Caribbean…or so they hoped.

After sending their daughter off to the Peace Corps in Peru, Luther (played by the holiday favorite, Tim Allen) and Nora (played by the inimitable Jamie Lee Curtis) decide this year they are going to “skip Christmas.” A festive “comedy of errors” ensues as the two battle their Christmas obsessed neighbors (who demand the Kranks put up their very creepy yet traditional Frosty the Snowman statute), attempt to get a bronze glow in the tanning salon, and “de-wrinkle” with botox injections. The day before they are ready to set sail, they receive a surprising phone call, and the entire trip is thwarted. A holiday favorite with an all star cast featuring Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh, Austin Pendleton, Caroline Rhea, Cheech Marin, and many more!

Throughout this screenplay adaption of John Grisham’s novel, Skipping Christmas, we notice some must have holiday dinnerware!

Spode’s Christmas Tree pattern is seen throughout the film. This pattern, one of the global top selling holiday giftware, features a traditional decorated Christmas Tree with a gift-bearing Father Christmas seated on top. The entire pattern is trimmed in a Christmas Tree green band.

Nikko’s Happy Holidays pattern is noticed in the final scenes of the film. Seated on a table spread of delicious ham, cookies, and a snowman cake is a Nikko Happy Holidays butter dish. The Happy Holidays pattern features a similar Christmas Tree motif however designed in a Victorian era style.