Christmas break is a time to catch up with your relatives, exchange gifts, dwell in the Christmas spirit, and stay home to binge watch all the movies and TV shows you couldn’t watch during the school week. Here are 11 comedy movies that will warm you up with Christmas spirit and distract you from the thought of having to go back to school in January.
“Elf” (2003): Buddy, played by Will Ferrell, was a normal human that was raised as an elf in The North Pole. He felt that he didn’t fit in so he traveled to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. After he found his father, he attempts to start a relationship with him while bringing chaos and Christmas spirit.
“A Christmas Story” (1983): All Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder air rifle. His Christmas wish is rejected by his mother, his teacher and a department store Santa Claus, all telling him: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” The famous tongue-stuck-on-the-pole scene and the leg-lamp make this movie a must watch as well as a Christmas classic.
“Jingle All The Way” (1996): Arnold Schwarzenegger goes on his last-minute shopping trip, that ends up turning into a quest against other parents, on Christmas Eve to try to buy his son the sold-out Turbo Man action figure.
“The Santa Clause” (1994), “The Santa Clause 2” (2002),“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006): Scott, a divorced father, ends up having Santa fall off his roof and then is forced to take his place as the new Santa Clause. All three movies follow his journey and obstacles that come with being Santa.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000): Everyone knows the classic picture book written by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The movie is an exact, but live action, version that grows in humor the older you get.
“Home Alone” (1990) & “Home Alone 2” (1992): This classic series depicts two different times that an entire family has accidentally left Kevin McCallister home for the holidays while two robbers, Harry & Marv, are on the loose and out to get him. This is one of those movies that gets better and funnier over the years.
“The Night Before” (2015): Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie, this adult comedy features a group of friends having to end their wild traditions as they enter adulthood, but they choose to finish with a bang.
“Office Christmas Party” (2016): Released into theaters last Friday, Office Christmas Party is a new adult comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, and Jason Bateman. These employees must host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs, but the party ends up turning into the next Project X.