Christmas – just reading this probably put a smile on your face. We also know that the month of December is just a 25-day countdown to the festival that we all love. Christmas is a beautiful time, and not just because of the snow and the gifts – it’s a time when the family gets together and is present in the same house.
Our families love to celebrate Christmas with movies, and we’d love to share some of our top favorite Christmas comedy movies with you. Keep reading to join us in watching the best funny Christmas movies of this season.
Friday After Next (2002)
A movie into the past, Friday After Next brings Craig and Day-Day back to the neighborhood right for Christmas. But when a freak Santa Claud robs them of the presents, their rent money and everything else he could find, the duo must now find a way to keep a roof over their head and not get evicted.
An opportunity to work as a security guard offers them some comfort, even though it isn’t much. But surprisingly, the experience gives them a deeper insight into the meaning of Christmas and what it means to partake fully in the holiday season.
Noelle has only wanted one thing – to be the person in charge of Christmas. But her father always favored her brother Nick over her, even though she has the right energy to light up Christmas. But she sees her chance when Nick is struggling from all the pressure, and she slyly suggests that he needs a break.
But when Nick doesn’t return, Noelle has to hunt him down so that he can save this year’s Christmas. Anna Kendrick has always charmed audiences with her wit and personality, and Noelle is a movie that greatly benefits from her presence.
The Night Before (2015)
The Night Before tells the story of three lifelong friends who are about to break their 11-year-old tradition of spending every Christmas together. Agreeing to spend their last holiday together with a bang, Ethan, Isaac and Chris go all out by doing a combination of drugs and celebrating Christmas at the biggest party in New York.
Little do they realize that this final night could grow them into fuller adults who embrace the beauty of life and friendship. Sounds serious, but the movie is incredibly funny, making it to our list of best funny movies with a Christmas theme.
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Jennifer Aniston is the antagonist in the movie Office Christmas Party, playing the role of CEO of Zenotek, and a no-bullshit person. When her brother’s branch runs in losses and she decides to shut them down, Clay, a party animal, must put together the greatest Christmas office party ever seen, in an effort to impress Walter Davis, a huge shark, and close his $14 million business.
The end result is a party that the city has never seen before, involving reindeer, mafia and endless drinking. The absurd scenes offer a good time, and we thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Based on the bestselling novel Skipping Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks features a stunning duo of Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, who decide to skip Christmas for the first time in their lives because their daughter won’t be around. Instead, they decide to take a cruise to the Caribbean, but their neighbors disagree.
As the neighborhood is looking to win the “best-decorated street” competition, the Kranks soon become the enemy of the rest of the neighbors. As circumstances change, they must pull together a Christmas miracle and put together a Christmas home when their daughter decides to return home.
Home Alone (1990)
A timeless classic, Home Alone is the definition of Christmas gone wrong. The entire movie is carried to heights by Macaulay Culkin, who plays the child Kevin who is a brat and wishes for his family to disappear the night before Christmas.
When the family goes on a trip and forgets to take him, Kevin believes his wish has come true. But his happiness is short-lived when he has to fend against two burglars who attempt to break into the home of the McCallisters and rob the place. This is a movie you will never get tired of watching during Christmas.
Four Christmases (2008)
Brad and Kate, played by Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, have done a great job at avoiding visiting their families for Christmas, until now. When their exotic vacation to Fiji goes down and their secret is almost caught, they decide to make up a story of wanting to give their families a surprise.
However, over the course of their visits, they find a new understanding of their families and reconcile with incidents from the past. A new idea that definitely worked for us, Four Christmases is a movie we would expect to watch again for the years to come.
Bad Santa (2003)
Bad Santa is a movie for the Christmas season in a different way – it's incredibly rude and offensive, but the kind that will tickle you crazy. Willie T Stokes is back to his con ways, and this time he’s dressed as Santa to raid shopping outlets on Christmas Eve. But he is kept under watch by the suspicious mall security management.
A chance meeting with a small, fat boy changes Willie, however, as he begins to see some semblance of good inside him. The crude humor is a new touch to the Christmas cheer, and we think it works spectacularly.
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story is one of those movies that will make you hold your family close as you watch the exploits of young Ralphie Parker. Written by Jean Shepherd, Ralphie wants only two things – stay away from the local bully and get a Red Ryder air rifle as a Christmas present.
But his family has other plans, and he is always at loggerheads with his father. But the glue that ties the family together is the mother – the role model on how one should love a family of eccentrics for life. A Christmas Story leaves a nostalgic mood around Christmas, and you’ll have the children laughing and the adults smirking.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Christmas is right around the corner, and every child wants only one gift this time – the Turbo-Man action figure. Wanting to please his son Jamie, Howard Langston, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, must do everything he can to get this gift for his son.
Even if it means fighting off conmen, escaping from the police, and running down people in the store. His nemesis – is Myron, a mailman with the same mission. Jingle All the Way is a movie that isn’t quite for kids but is a great watch for the family.
Elf is a movie you will not forget anytime soon, because of Will Ferrell’s masterful performance that will have you laughing nonstop. Buddy, played by Ferrell, was raised by elves after he was magically transported to the North Pole. He travels t New York to find his family, only to find that his father is a businessman who never smiles or enjoys the Christmas cheer.
Now Buddy must learn a new way of life as he immerses into New York life, as Christmas comes around the corner. A Christmas movie that is witty, heartful and effective, Elf has a permanent spot on our list of best Christmas movies to watch.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
The stoner pals Harold and Kumar are brought back together after a long separation – courtesy of a mysterious package that is delivered to Kumar’s doorstep but is addressed to Harold. For old-time’s sake, Kumar heads over to Harold’s place, without a clue of what’s in store for them.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is a delightful watch because it brings out a new best from the duo, which turns out to be surprisingly heartwarming. A movie for the holiday spirit, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy, as long as you go along with the holiday cheer.
The time-old classic A Christmas Carol has been the subject of many Christmas movies over the years. But put Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spence at the helm of a remake and you have a hit blockbuster for the season.
Spirited is a musical rendition of the evergreen Charles Dickens classic, filled with bounce, dance, song and spirit, just like its name. The 127-minute-long movie is a good way to spend time and laughs with family, and the talent of the cast is successful in delivering laughs with the help of crude comedy styles.
Another take on the novel A Christmas Carol, Scrooged features Bill Murray as he imprints himself into our memories one of the most fantastic renditions of the Charles Dickens classic. Frank Cross, played by Bill Murray, is a successful television executive who, in the chase of success, gave up everything else.
But on Christmas Eve, he is visited by a series of ghosts who show him his decisions in a new light and guide him to a more fulfilling tomorrow. There’s a sensibility to the undertone of the movie, making this more than just a mindless comedy movie.
The Santa Clause (1994)
If you believe that Christmas can overturn the lives of people, then you should have your proof by watching what it does to Scott. Played by Tim Allen, Scott accidentally kills the real Santa, and now must don the red suit and take his place.
He travels to the North Pole with his son, and while he doesn’t want to be the real Santa, he has no choice. Now it is up to him to make sure millions of children around the world wake up to the gifts they wished for. A genuine feel-good movie, The Santa Clause is lightweight, and demands little but offers much.