Christmas movie time is here, and it seems like every time I turn on the TV there is a cartoon Santa, or Snowman. or Reindeer there to greet me. That’s all well and good, and I love watching those movies with the kiddos, but sometimes I want to watch something a little less…animated. if you’re like me, here is a list of my favorite Christmas Movies For Grown-Ups! Get ready to LAUGH!!!
Oh, Vince Vaughn…I love you so! This movie takes dysfunctional families and relationships to a whole new level! Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon play a couple planning to escape the craziness of their family holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, the weather has other ideas. They get stranded at home, and have to make the rounds to all of their parents’ homes. This is my must watch every year!
The Night Before
Guys, this movie is SO WRONG. Seriously, if you’re the sensitive type, skip it. For me though…it’s so wrong it’s right. I can’t remember when I last laughed so hard!! Seth Rogen headlines this movie about three friends who get together every Christmas Eve for their own “traditions “. This year will be their last, and everything that could possibly go wrong does!
Office Christmas Party
This movie came out last year, and it’s awesome! Another “Everything goes wrong and hilarity ensues” movie (Aren’t they always the best?). Starring Jason Bateman, and with Jennifer Aniston in a villainous cameo, this movie is really fun to watch.
The Best Man Holiday
It is so rare for a sequel to be anywhere near as good as the original, especially when the sequel has a holiday theme. The Best Man Holiday is the exception. It’s funny, tender and wonderful. I’ll admit, I watched it just to see Morris Chestnut, because he is EVERYTHING. I’m glad I did, because it’s now a favorite!
Dennis Leary plays a robber who gets stuck hiding from the police with a couple who can’t stand one another (Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning), and has to masquerade as their marriage counselor when their extended family arrives for Christmas Eve Dinner. The verbal sparring is absolutely amazing. Hilarious!!
If you are like me, and you want some entertainment that is not G-rated this Holiday Season, check out one of the great Christmas Movies for Grown-Ups listed above! Laughter is good for the soul!! Enjoy!