When the weather gets colder and the leaves change colors, it means Christmas is around the corner. Christmas has stayed the same, but the way we celebrate it has changed. For many of us growing up, we reminisce about sitting near the Christmas tree with our families eagerly awaiting to open our presents from Santa. Nowadays, we love to sit around with our friends lighting up our favorite kind of tree, weed. With a lighter in hand and weed to be shared, the only thing left to do is to turn on a holiday movie for you and your friends to enjoy. But don’t worry, we’ve made a list and checked it twice, now it’s time to find out which Christmas movies that are Better When High!
The Night Before
Seth Rogen is one of the most significant stoner actors of our generation, and he lives up to his title in this hilarious holiday comedy. Additionally starring Anthony Mackie (aka The Falcon) and Joseph Gordon Levitt, these three amigos decide to take on New York’s party scene for one more Christmas Eve night. Ugly Christmas sweaters, drugs everywhere, a hilariously random Michael Shannon appearance, and the rekindling of a close friendship before they become “real adults”, abandoning their younger style of living.
Here at Better When High, Die Hard is a Christmas movie. We are aware of the debate surrounding whether Die Hard is even a Christmas movie. Regardless of naysayers, who we believe are wrong, this film takes place on Christmas Eve, and is a Christmas movie. John McLane (Bruce Willis) unexpectedly must combat a terrorist threat during his wife’s company Christmas party. Full of one-liners still quotable today, this high-octane movie will keep you and your high friends entertained this holiday.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
One of Chevy Chase’s best movies ever, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a Christmas classic and still holds up to this day. Made in 1989, this movie is filled with awesome one-liners, hilarious moments, and a dysfunctional family trying to have the perfect Christmas. Throw in the chaos of having to host both pairs of in-laws and Ellen’s goofball of a relative Cousin Eddie, neighbors who hate Christmas, and a subscription to the “Jelly of the Month Club”, this movie will have you and your friends in tears by the end.
Bill Murray is another iconic stoner actor of our generation, and he delivers a great performance in this movie. Taking on a more comedic take of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol ”, this movie delivers incredible slapstick humor and some heartfelt moments. Getting high and watching this movie will have you in tears from laughing and from hitting you in your feels. It might even influence you to call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Whether you are high or sober, Elf is hands down one of the best Christmas movies made. Will Ferrell in one of his best roles as Buddy the Elf, Buddy is on a mission to travel from the North Pole to New York to find his dad and help him earn a spot on Santa’s nice list. Spreading Christmas cheer to his newfound family and friends, Elf is a must-see during the holidays.
Dark comedies are perfect stoner movies. Bad Santa stars Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes, a con man and thief stealing from mall stores every year where he works as Santa Claus during Christmas season. After the mall manager begins to suspect Willie of being a thief, he entrusts his chief of mall security to investigate Willie’s past. Willie’s plan slowly unfurls, but this story of redemption finds it’s footing while providing you an excellent and hilarious stoned Christmas movie experience.
Some people may or may not consider this a Christmas movie because it does not boast the stereotypical Christmas movie plots, but this a classic of a movie, and it’s better while high. An early 2005 Ryan Reynolds film, Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) an overweight high school nerd who confesses his love for his best friend, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart), but is rejected into the friend zone. Fast forward ten years, Chris is now a successful record executive and is back in his hometown trying to win Jamie’s heart during the holidays. However, his involvement with a self-absorbed pop star Samantha James (Anna Farris) runs interference with his holiday love story. Pack a bowl, sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh all the way to the North Pole while watching this movie.
If you love dumb, slapstick humor, then Home Alone is a movie for you and your friends that is better when high. A young Macaulay Culkin plays an eight-year-old troublemaker named Kevin who is forgotten when his family leaves for their Christmas vacation. Left alone at his home in Shermer, Illinois, Kevin discovers he must defend his house from two notorious, yet goofy thieves going by the name of the Wet Bandits. With the incorporation of early 90’s comedy, some laughable home defenses the Wet Bandits struggle to overcome, and John Candy leading a traveling Polka Band, Home Alone will have you and your friends wanting more weed and wanting to watch Home Alone 2, an excellent sequel with the returning cast.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
One of the most established stoner duos in movies, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel, are inspired by the holidays in this uninhibited Christmas stoner movie. After their relationship has distanced itself and become less significant between them, Harold and Kumar’s friendship is rekindled with the arrival of a mysterious package at Kumar’s door. Against their better judgment, the duo goes through hell and high water to replace a destroyed and prized Christmas tree belonging to Harold’s father-in-law.
A Vince Vaughn holiday movie combined with smoking weed is a recipe for laughs and good times with your friends. After their plans for an exotic Christmas vacation fall through, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) are forced to spend Christmas Day fumbling between their four different family get-togethers. As Brad is continuously counting down the minutes until the day is over, Kate begins to question their relationship and what they have. This movie will have you and your stoned friends laughing from the crazy family dynamics to Jon Favreau’s hilarious competitive antics throughout the movie as Brad’s brother.