Funny Christmas Movies: Christmas is a time to have fun! So read on for a list of 30 funny Christmas movies, that will keep you entertained and rolling on the floor.
As Christmas is around the corner, are you gearing up to spend time with your family and create some life-long memories? Have you finalized the Christmas cards yet? Or, have you shortlisted the Christmas songs that you are going to sing? And, have you planned which special Christmas games are you going to play with your friends and family? Have you finalized the perfect pose for a Christmas card photo?
If yes, then you are just one step away from making your Christmas extra special for your friends and family – Choosing the perfect movie to watch during Christmas! Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Here are some of the funniest Christmas movies that will keep you entertained!
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So, just sit back and relax with these funny Christmas movies during the holiday.
1. Christmas Vacation
Christmas Vacation, the third installment of the original National Lampoon’s Vacation trilogy, has become a tradition in many homes. And, the reason being it is so incredibly humorous. With nary a hint of emotion, the film is eager to parody every holiday custom, from a frostbitten Juliette Lewis to a fried cat. A burn-it-all-down strategy that matches Chevy Chase’s comedic style.
2. Happiest Season
Happiest Season, an LGBT Christmas film, has undoubtedly sparked strong opinions. The supporting cast, which also includes Mary Steenbergen, Mary Holland, and Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek, makes it a laughter riot. Does the film follow the standard rom-com formula? Absolutely. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
Krampus is a Christmas horror film, but it’s a rather ridiculous one when you think about the premise. A family is stalked by a deadly toy and an evil Santa after they’ve lost all hope over the holidays. It’s a tale of a Christmas celebration gone awry, but the hilarity comes from the creative ways Krampus and his ilk manage to murder each member of the family. You can rent it on Amazon Prime, Apple Tv, or YouTube.
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4. White Reindeer
There is a whole subgenre of independent Christmas films, but few of them are as good as this tiny black-as-ink comedy. The movie is about a lady who must deal with her husband’s tragic death as the holidays approach. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
5. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Robert Downey Jr. received a killer role in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, just before Iron Man launched him back into the good graces of Hollywood. Funny (he believes it might be the best movie he’s ever made) dark and emotionally draining at times. With this dark comedy about Christmas, Shane Black struck gold. You can watch it on Amazon Prime or Apple Tv+
Sean Baker directed this alternately hilarious and devastating day-in-the-life story of two trans women, who are stumbling through the streets of Los Angeles on Christmas Eve in search of a cheating boyfriend/pimp and – above all – something like acceptance. This film came before the Oscar-nominated The Florida Project. When you learn that it was shot on an iPhone, its visual seamlessness is even more astounding. You can either rent it on Amazon Prime or watch it on Hulu.
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With his portrayal of Ebenezer an indifferent TV executive who doesn’t even appear to care about himself, much less anyone else, Bill Murray added the funniest variation to the typically melancholy Christmas Carol template. Naturally, he is given another chance, but even that is peppered with Murray’s hilarious deadpan from the height of the 1980s. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
Gremlins have some scary moments, especially for young children, but it’s far more hilarious than frightening. The real fun begins when the sweet, gentle mogwai transform from amusing Christmas presents into cackling demons at the touch of water. When one rebellious creature receives the microwave treatment, try not to laugh. You can stream it on HBO Max.
9. Gremlins 2
Gremlins 2 is admirable since it amplifies the original’s antics to 11. In this parody of corporate greed, the newly sympathetic monsters practically run amok over American capitalism in an office building while taking advantage of the C-suite riches. You can stream it on HBO Max.
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10. Rare Reports
In Finland, an archaeological dig unearths Santa Claus. Kidnapping, hostage talks, and an army of elves follow. Just to see everyone’s bewildered expressions on Christmas Eve is worth every minute of your time. You can stream on Hulu.
11. The Night Before
Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, two actors with similar star power, co-star alongside Seth Rogen in this underappreciated movie. They all exhibit true camaraderie as friends determined to enjoy one last Christmas Eve celebration to the fullest.
12. Home Alone
We won’t say much about Home Alone as this is one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time. Though you may have already watched it, but what’s holding you back from seeing it once again? You can stream it on Disney+.
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13. Bad Santa
With this darkly humorous film, Billy Bob Thornton made a comeback in his latter years. It poses the question, “What’s it like to be a sleazy mall Santa with no boundaries?” Director Terry Zwigoff, who is coming off of Ghost World, makes the most of his actors, featuring Tony Cox as a wild elf.
14. The Nice Guys
Wow, Shane Black’s obsession with Christmas is so quite evident in this good holiday action flick. This is a gem that you most likely missed when it was released. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are in the perfect type of chemistry in The Nice Guys.
15. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Fun fact: This absurd Harold & Kumar film was truly screened in 3D theatres. When we first watched it, the whole effects budget seemed to have been devoted to giving the audience the stoned-out-of-their-minds feeling, even when Santa Claus is literally shot out of the sky. And, we must say, it succeeded.
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16. A Christmas Story
It’s always a good time to discover the startling subversive elements hidden in this “family film”. You may have already memorized its iconic moments, or the oddly pornographic leg lamp, the BB gun, the frozen tongue on a pole.
Elf is essentially Will Ferrell’s way of using his man-child energy to make a charming holiday film.
With his 1990 debut film, Whit Stillman earned his reputation. The story revolves around the bratty Manhattan elite students and the middle-class student who ambivalently joins their circle. The holiday serves less as a plot device and more as a backdrop to sardonically highlight themes of class differentiation.
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19. Anna And The Apocalypse
The following genres will be read aloud: Christmas, musical, zombie, horror, and comedy. They produce a Dawn of the Dead meets The Sound of Music effect when combined. And all around Christmas!
20. Jingle All The Way
Although Jingle All the Way isn’t a particularly outstanding movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most ludicrous material is featured. And, he definitely earns the praise for how confidently he rides through it.
21. A Charlie Brown Christmas
The sneaky comedy that constantly sliced through the emotion was what made Peanuts so famous. And this is never more evident than in the animated Christmas short. Like the film, Charlie’s tiny, barren tree is pitiful and also a tender but powerful act of humanity.
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22. Trading Places
In this Eddy Murphy comedy, a snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. We are sure you would have a great time in case you want to watch it during the holidays!
Yes, Timothy Olyphant played a heroin dealer in a shirtless Santa hat in this 1999 comedy-thriller. Just before Christmas, three supermarket store employees get involved in a drug deal. But, they must find a way to get out of this mess as it can ruin their lives forever.
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24. The Star Wars Holiday Special
If you haven’t seen it – and Disney most certainly doesn’t want you to – seek the Star Wars TV special’s recognizable dreck. At least, you might find it humorous to simultaneously desecrate Bea Arthur and the legacy of Star Wars. Which, trust us, is most certainly fun.
25. Mixed Nuts
Despite receiving unfavorable reviews, Nora Ephron’s holiday comedy with Steve Martin is watchable. The story is about the self-centered and unstable staff of a suicide aid center in Venice, Los Angeles, while a killer prowls the neighborhood.
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26. The Santa Clause
Doing a family-wide viewing? Pick something more wholesome and less risqué. In this timeless holiday comedy, Tim Allen steps in for Santa after Santa suffers an injury at work. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
27. The Apartment
Without a Christmas setting, Billy Wilder’s classic is perhaps one of, if not the best romantic comedy ever created. However, its screwball Christmas party shenanigans and genuinely lovely New Year‘s Eve confession of love might well give you the impression that anything is actually possible at the end of the year.
28. Four Christmas
During the course of the Christmas season, Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon play a myopic couple who must visit all of their split parents’ homes.
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29. Love Hard
The movie’s lead actress, Nina Dobrev, plays a lady who discovers she’s been catfished when she visits her internet crush’s hometown for Christmas.
This holiday romantic comedy starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey is about a lady who despises the holidays because she despises being single.