33 Of The Very Best Stoner Christmas Movies
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for stoners. Christmas is a great time to snuggle up by the fireplace with a blunt and some cookies.
And you know what makes the experience complete? A proper Christmas movie. But which one should you choose?
We’ve put together the ultimate list of stoner Christmas movies. We’ve got a range of comedy, heartwarming, and horror movies for the season.
Some of these are Christmas movies, some of these are classic stoner flicks, but all of them will make your holiday a little toastier.
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
You know what goes great with getting high? Cartoons. And when it comes to holiday-themed cartoons, nothing beats the classic 1966 How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
This tells the classic Dr. Suess tale of a hermit who lives outside of Whoville and hates Christmas. One year, he decides he’ll steal all of their presents– and learns a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.
2. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
The stoner duo is at it again in the third installment of the Harold and Kumar Trilogy. Years after the epic trip to White Castle and Guantanamo bay, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have grown in different directions. However, hijinks drives them back together.
A mysterious package arrives containing a massive doob. Harold, who has since quit smoking, throws it out the window, thus destroying his father-in-law’s prized Christmas tree. The two must go to great lengths to replace the tree. And yes, Neil Patrick Harris makes an appearance.
You know A Christmas Carol. It’s got a million remakes, and Scrooged is easily one of the best. Bill Murray plays Frank Cross, a greedy TV exec who’s obsessed with ratings. Guess who comes to visit him on Christmas Eve?
This one’s great to get high to because you already know the story. Plus, who doesn’t love Bill Murray?
Do you like to get high and watch Pixar films? Then this is up your alley.
The story starts with Jesper, the absolute worst student in the postal academy. His distinction lands him stationed on a frozen island in the Arctic Circle. He makes an unlikely friend named Klaus, a bearded man with a gift for making toys. Together, the team aims to make their cold world just a little warmer.
5. Bad Santa
If you really hate schmaltzy Christmas movies but still want something on-theme to get blitzed to, you might like Bad Santa. It stars Billy Bob Thornton as an alcoholic mall Santa who happens to run a con stealing from the malls he works for every year.
6. A Christmas Story
1983’s A Christmas Story is a classic irreverent Christmas comedy. It's about a young boy named Raplie Parker who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun– despite his parent's warnings that he’ll shoot his eye out.
If you haven’t seen it already, make some time for it. It’s got a lot of iconic moments that appear as references in other media. People really can’t get enough of that leg lamp.
7. Christmas Evil
Are you looking for a Christmas-themed b-horror movie? Then pop on Christmas Evil. A toy factory worker goes on a killing spree due to his childhood trauma of learning that Santa isn’t real.
Honestly, this isn’t a great movie. But if you’ve got friends who like to be their own Mystery Science Theater, this is a good choice.
Ok Gremlins is bordering on the edge of what can be considered a “Christmas movie,” but it starts at Christmas so it's good enough for us.
A father stumbles into an Antique Store in Chinatown hoping to find a nice Christmas gift for his son. He purchases a “mogwai,” a cute little creature that has some rather particular rules for care. Personally, we love it for its practical effects.
9. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This is the third edition of the National Lampoon series starring comedy legend Chevy Chase. The Griswold family invites their in-laws over for Christmas, what could possibly go wrong?
This one’s great as a stoner movie because it’s mostly slapstick comedy. Not too much to pay attention to, but a whole lot of laughs.
This is one of Will Ferrel’s most lovable roles. Buddy is a human who was raised by elves at the North Pole. After his parents tell him, he sets off to New York to find his biological parents.
Ferrel is delightful and amusing in this role. If you’re looking for something funny and endearing without being overly saccharine (unlike Buddy’s diet), Elf is a great choice.
11. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Honestly, any Muppet movie makes for a good stoner movie. They’re non-creepy puppets, they’re pretty funny, and they have some fun songs.
Yes, it’s another A Christmas Carol remake, but this one’s worth watching. The Muppet Christmas Carol has all your favorite characters telling the classic Dickens Tale.
12. A Bad Mom’s Christmas
Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell star in this hilarious holiday movie. The film focuses on a group of ladies facing the most stressful time of the year for a mom: Christmas. The moms decide it’s time for them to have a little holiday hijinx– and hilarity ensues.
13. The Nightmare Before Christmas
This one counts both as a Christmas movie and a Halloween movie. It tells the tale of Jack Skellington, a resident of Halloween Town. He finds Christmas Town, and attempts to learn the true meaning of Christmas– and gets it completely wrong.
Fun fact! Most people think this movie was directed by Tim Burton, but it was actually directed by Henry Selick. Selick has directed offbeat animated movies such as Monkeybone and Coroline which are also fun to watch while high.
14. Just Friends
This is a fun rom-com that takes place over Christmas. Ryan Renolds plays a womanizing music producer who has it all, but he sure didn’t have it in high school. He’s going home for Christmas with his pop star girlfriend, but his old love is in town, and she’s single!
Just Friends is a great stoner Christmas movie because it highlights something a lot of Christmas movies don’t. Family can remind you of your cringey past as no one else can.
15. Rare Exports
Looking for something a little more exotic? Rare Exports is a fantastical action movie set in Finland. A boy and his father find Santa in an archeological dig. They capture him and try to make a profit by selling him. Too bad the elfs have other ideas…
Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. In Krampus, a boy having a miserable Christmas ends up summoning a Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, it’s not St. Nicolas who gives presents. This is Krampus, the shadow of St. Nick, who takes children away.
Krampus is a fun Christmas-themed horror movie. If you like Adam Scott, check it out.
17. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
In this John Hughes comedy, Steve Martin is just trying to get home for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, he gets stuck with the worst possible travel companion.
18. Friday After Next
Did you like Friday? You’ll like the sequel. Ice Cube is at it again as Craig who unfortunately gets robbed on Christmas Eve. Crying and his roommate Day Day take up jobs as mall security guards in order to make up the money Craig lost– otherwise they could be evicted.
19. Grandma’s Boy
Christmas can almost feel a bit like a regression, especially if you’re staying at your childhood home. For those times, watch Grandma’s Boy, the tale of a 36-year-old video game tester who moves in with his grandmother and her two old lady roommates.
Ok, this technically isn’t a Christmas movie, but it’s hands-down one of the most hilarious stoner movies out there. Plus, there’s the bit where one of the guys puts up his Christmas tree in July so that counts, right?
20. Eight Crazy Nights
Again, not technically a Christmas movie, but we gotta have something for the Jewish homies. Eight Crazy Nights is an animated Adam Sandler film. Sandler voices Davey Stone, who is doing court-ordered community service helping a kid’s basketball team. The movie also features Sandler’s famous Hanukkah Song.
21. Die Hard
It’s the go-to not-too-Christmasy Christmas movie. Bruce Willis plays John McClane who must stop Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman. Yippie-ki-yay, motherf@%&#r!
This has launched a whole film franchise, so you could do a Die Hard marathon day if you want.
22. The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special
If for you, the meaning of Christmas is getting drunk and stoned with your friends and family, The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special is for you,
We go back to the year 1997 to see what hijinks occur in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
23. Office Christmas Party
Ever worry about getting too turnt at your annual office get-together? In Office Christmas Party, a company is on the brink of having their branch shut down. The only thing that can save them is an epic Christmas party. Jennier Aniston has a funny bit in it.
24. Home Alone
Here’s another classic. Kevin’s family thought he came along for the Chruistmas vacation, but instead he’s home alone. Burglars come, hijinks ensue.
Seriously, if you haven’t seen this one yet, give it a watch. There are stunts that are named after this movie.
25. Black Christmas
Do you like 70’s slasher films? Black Christmas is that, just set during Christmas. A bunch of sorority girls happen to be staying in the house over Christmas break. Too bad there’s a stalker terrorizing them.
Fun fact: this is the first movie to do “the call is coming from inside the house!” It might feel a little dated to watch it now, but it was mind-blowing back then.
26. The Night Before
Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star as three buddies who’ve met up every Christmas to party for years. However, now they are moving onto bigger better things, and this Christmas Eve is their final hurrah. Will they complete all the Christmas traditions before the night is done?
If you’re looking for something with a Hangover vibe but holiday-themed, watch this.
27. Trading Places
Much like Gremlins, this movie really borders on the edge to what can be considered a “Christmas movie.” That said, it's a great screwball comedy with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It also takes place over Christmas and New Year’s.
Put this on when you want something that’s a little more of a regular movie that happens to take place over Christmas.
28. Better Watch Out
Better Watch Out is a horror movie made by people who love Home Alone. In this 2016 movie, a babysitter must defend the 12-year-old-boy she's babysitting from home intruders. However, things take a turn for the weird when she discovers this isn’t just any home invasion.
29. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Tired of all the commercialism that comes with Christmas? Here’s a wholesome cartoon for you. Charlie Brown and friends find the true meaning of Christmas. Hopefully the trees you’re smoking are a little more hearty than Charlie’s.
30. Silent Night, Deadly Night
Have you ever wanted to watch Santa murder people with an axe? This is the movie where you get to see that.
This is another movie that’s not good, but that’s the point. There are so many cheesy kills in this that it’s easy to make fun of.
31. Lethal Weapon
Much like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon is an 80’s action movie that happens to take place over Christmas. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover co-star in this buddy cop movie.
32. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
This is another movie by Shane Black, who also did Lethal Weapon. In this one, Robert Downey Jr. plays a thief who gets mistaken for an actor. He is then sent to train with a real detective for a movie role. The two quickly become involved ina real-life murder mystery.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is as hilarious as it is compelling. And there’s that chick in the Christmas lingerie so… it counts.
33. Jingle All the Way
We’ve saved the best for last. Jingle All The Way features Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad as two fathers trying to obtain the coveted Turbo Man action figure. This is one of the Governator’s silliest roles.
We hope you found some inspiration from our list of the 33 best stoner Christmas movies. Tis the season to get stoned and watch some movies!