Funny Christmas Movies

Introduction:Christmas should be a time filled with joy and laughter. So at Christmas time, reach for a good comedy... like one of these: the top five funny Christmas movies.

  • 01

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

    In this movie, written by John Hughes, the Griswold family's plan for a big family Christmas turns into a big disaster including accidents, kidnapping, and a crispified cat. Be ready to laugh HARD, especially when Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) explains how they are going to have the "hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye!"

  • 02

    Elf (2003)

    In this fun movie for the whole family, Buddy (Will Ferrell), a man raised as an elf at the North Pole, is sent to the United States as an adult in order to find his real father and his true identity. There is a great supporting cast in this film including James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Peter Dinklage, and it is filled with humor and heart.

  • 03

    A Christmas Story (1983)

    In this classic, Christmas, comedy favorite, Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for a kid like him in the 1940's. But everyone just keeps telling him that he'll shoot his eye out. Now I'll be honest, I don't really like this movie, but I seem to be in the minority on that one. Most people I know LOVE this movie... a lot. (Not to get sidetracked, but I will admit that I enjoy the parts of the movie that deal with the fascination and conflict that surrounds a leg lamp. Yes, a leg lamp.) "A Christmas Story," may not be my personal cup of tea, but it is a comedy classic for many at Christmas time and I can appreciate that. If you haven't seen it, give it a watch and decide for yourself this Christmas.

  • 04

    The Santa Clause (1994)

    When Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself automatically magically recruited to take his place. At first he resists but when he and his son end up at the North Pole, their lives change forever. Eventually he accepts his fate and prepares to take on Christmas. This movie is both funny and heartwarming. It is a great Christmas comedy to watch with your kids during the holiday season too.

  • 05

    Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

    In this funny Christmas film, Barbara Stanwyck plays journalist Elizabeth Lane, one of the country's most famous food writers. In her "Smart Housekeeping" columns, she describes herself as a hard working, Connecticut farm woman who takes care of her husband and family and is an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an umarried New Yorker with no cooking skills, no Connecticut farm, no adoring hubby and no children. All of her recipes even come from her good friend Felix; but the owner of the magazine she works for doesn't know that and has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on Elizabeth's farm and have a traditional family Christmas. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what will she do? This is a fun, classic, comedy (apparently loosely based off of a real life food writer of the time) and it would be a great addition to any Christmas movie collection.




Final Thoughts

Other funny Christmas movies: Four Christmases, Jingle all the Way, Scrooged, Mixed Nuts, Ernest Saves Christmas, All I Want for Christmas, and Bad Santa.


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Comments

  • bestmommy 12/23/2010 Flag This Comment

    I'd never heard of Christmas in Conn.--sounds like a fun movie to rent.

  • RachelR 11/9/2010 Flag This Comment

    I love A Christmas Story! Whoo ho! Great list- Do not lick the poles!! haha!! I am one of those that loves this movie....

  • dlcass 11/5/2010 Flag This Comment

    Elf and The Santa Clause are two of my favorites. I can't get through the holidays though without seeing some version of the Christmas Carol.

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