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“Christmas with the Kranks” Studio Locations

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Since I have been on such a Christmas with the Kranks kick as of late, I thought I’d finish out this year’s Yuletide posts by blogging about the movie’s studio locations.  The 2004 comedy was unusual in that it utilized the backlots of not one, not two, but three different L.A.-area studios!

The main backlot set featured in Christmas with the Kranks was the Hemlock Street neighborhood at the now defunct Downey Studios, formerly located at 12214 Lakewood Boulevard in Downey.  The residential complex, which took […]



Westside Pavilion from “Christmas with the Kranks”

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Some cities know how to do Christmas right.  Sadly, Palm Springs is not one of them.  As I mentioned last year, the desert just seems to be lacking when it comes to Christmas décor.  Yes, there are lights and garland strung in certain sections of our local mall and colorful wreaths hung from a few select street lights, but overall the Coachella Valley doesn’t really have a holiday feel.  So much so that two years ago, the Grim Cheaper and I decided to make an […]



Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery from “Christmas with the Kranks”

Dec 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I don’t know what it is about Christmas movies, but I cannot watch them without crying.  Even the not-so-great ones make me bawl.  Case in point – the 2004 comedy Christmas with the Kranks.  While admittedly not one of the best Yuletide films, the Grim Cheaper and I watch it each year and I cry every.single.time.  After our recent annual watch, I decided to attempt to track down some of the flick’s unknown locales.  The spot at the top of my list was the Irish […]



Millions of Milkshakes

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: This and That

Thanks to the earthquake which jolted me awake at around 4 O’clock this morning after which I was not able to fall back asleep, I am currently feeling a bit off my game.  So, I have to apologize in advance if today’s particular blog post isn’t exactly up to par.  Anyway, on with the stalking!  Back in November, fellow stalker Lavonna tipped me off to a little milkshake stand in West Hollywood named Millions of Milkshakes which has become quite the celebrity hot spot as […]