10 Funny Christmas Movies

Friday, January 28 by Clara Havens

When the holidays roll around each year, here are ten funny Christmas movies that everyone should see! All ten of them are guaranteed to brighten up your holiday with a little humor and yuletide cheer.

  1. "A Christmas Story." This is the 1983 really humorous Christmas movie that has become somewhat of a holiday classic. Nine year-old Ralphie wants one thing more than anything else for Christmas and that's a BB gun. All the adults around him tell him, "You'll shoot your eye out!" He even hears it from a department store Santa. You'll want to watch how this plays out.
  2. "Home Alone." 1990. Macauley Culkin stars in this Christmas comedy. He is an eight-year-old whose parents accidentally leave him home as they depart for a Christmas vacation. The little boy has to battle to outwit burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
  3. "Elf." 2003. A baby crawls into Santa's sack at an orphanage. He grows up to work at the North Pole as one of Santa's elves, but somehow never quite fits in. Will Ferrell plays the lead. Also stars Ed Asner, James Caan and Bob Newhart.
  4. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Based on the Dr. Seuss novel, the plot revolves around a mean-spirited hermit who plots to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. Ron Howard directed the 2000 remake which stars Jim Carrey. The original animated 1966 made-for-TV movie features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch.
  5. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." This 1989 holiday comedy stars Chevy Chase as Clark, the dad who goes overboard on Christmas and ends up bungling everything up. Lots of stars including E.G. Marshall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
  6. "The Santa Claus." 1994. The lead character, played by Tim Allen, accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall off the roof and die. Allen must then take over his job.
  7. "Scrooged." 1988. An updated version of the classic Dickens tale. Bill Murray plays a modern-day TV executive who is only concerned with money and has no time for Christmas. Also stars John Houseman and Robert Mitchum.
  8. "Jingle All the Way." 1996. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a dad who will stop at nothing on Christmas Eve to buy an action figure toy for his young son. Along the way, he battles cops and thieves, and generally gets into a mess.
  9. "A Charlie Brown Christmas." 1965. Based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the story revolves around Charlie Brown who finds himself depressed at Christmastime instead of feeling happy. Lucy, from her psychiatric booth, tells him to direct the Nativity play. Watch as Snoopy gets involved in a Christmas contest and decorates his doghouse.
  10. "The Muppet Christmas Carol." 1992. This is the classic Charles Dickens story, only performed by Muppets. Michael Caine is the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge.
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