Nov 19, 2021
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Santa Claus is famous for his “round little belly, that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly,” and this holiday season, we want you to be feeling just as jolly. So to help you make your next streaming selection over Christmas a knee-slapping treat, we’ve rounded up 57 of the up funniest Christmas movies of all time. For this list of the most ho-ho-hilarious Christmas flicks ever, we’ve selected a range of old and modern classics, as well as alternative Christmas comedies and a few genre-bending.
Christmas-themed howlers that should suit all audiences with a wide variety of tastes; anything funny and festive is fair game here, and we guarantee that these diverse, holiday-themed movies are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit and deliver the chuckles. Keep reading to see our picks for 57 funny Christmas movies. (Unless otherwise specified, all titles are available to rent and purchase across major digital platforms.)
Chevy Chase and the Griswold clan make the most of a holiday where everything goes disastrously, hilariously wrong in this slapstick-heavy perennial favorite written by John Hughes. The screenwriter based it on his own short story Christmas ’59. Truly a classic Christmas comedy movie, christmas gifts for mom
Between this and Palm Springs, Hulu can boast arguably the two best romantic comedies of 2020. Kristen Stewart delivers her strongest comic turn to date in director Clea DuVall‘s winning charmer opposite Mackenzie Davis, as a young woman who pretends to be her girlfriend’s straight roommate at Christmas to appease a conservative family. The all-star cast includes Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Victor Garber, Dan Levy and Mary Steenburgen. Now streaming exclusively on Hulu.
Sean Baker is one of our most innovative filmmakers. He makes humane, uncomfortably intimate yet fully cinematic films about characters who rarely so much as get the big screen treatment. His breakthrough was Tangerine, Yo ho ho Funny Pirate Christmas Party Idea Xmas Gift T-Shirt an extraordinary and gut-bustingly funny comedy about a feisty, lovable, motormouth escort who storms the streets of Hollywood on Christmas Eve to track down the pimp who broke her heart. Filmed entirely on an iPhone 5S, Tangerine is laugh-til-you-cry funny throughout, and then an unexpectedly poignant ending hits you right in the gut, touching the heart in an honest and disarming way.