Christmas is a month away and what’s a better way to prepare than to decorate, gift hunt, and watch Christmas movies? Nothings nicer than a good laugh with your loved ones; here’s the top 5 funniest Christmas films!
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): Staring comedy great Jim Carrey as the Grinch, and a very young Taylor Momsen as little Cindy Lou, this film really is one for the whole family. Carrey’s crazy antics bring everything to live and fill everyone from grandpa to your little cousins with giggles and spirit.
- Home Alone (1990): Macaulay Culkin plays 8 year old Kevin McCallister who is accidentally left home alone during the holidays. The young boy finds he must fend off his families estate from two dimwitted burglars leading the film into a funny frenzy. If this isn’t enough for you, you can follow up with Home Alone 2:Lost in New York. It holds the ever so famous “Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!” line that everybody loves.
- A Christmas Story (1983): This film holds some of the most memorable scenes and lines that are sure to cause a chuckle or a few; the bunny suit, the leg lamp, and of course “You’ll shoot your eye out!” This movie is a Christmas classic that deserves to be a traditional watch. It’s a shame if you miss it!
- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989): Though it does not top at #1 (which was a tough decision), this movie really is one of the best Christmas films to date. Former SNL player Chevy Chase reprises his role as Clark Griswold, a sarcastic but hopeful dad who really just wants the best Christmas for his family. But alas, that is not the Griswold way. The ridiculous situations the family goes through are wonderfully hilarious: unwanted red-neck cousins, a “gas” explosion, a squirrel in the Christmas tree, and much, much more. Christmas Vacation is a great watch for your “good old fashioned family Christmas.”
- Elf (2003): Watching Will Ferrell play Buddy the Elf has become a staple for the holidays. The lines in this film are too perfect to ignore: “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookied into the VCR.” Or “You sit on a throne of lies. You stink. You smell of beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa!” As a viewer, you can’t help but to love Buddy. This film embodies the chaos and love we have for the holidays. It’s the ideal motion picture to watch everyone in order to get in the Santa spirit!
Make sure you catch a couple of these shows with the family and your Christmas is sure to be filled with huge smiles!