Now I know I’m jumping the gun here becauseFour Christmases hasn’t opened yet and any movie that combines the humor of Jon Voight with the understated elegance of Vince Vaughan is sure to be a winner, but I thought I’d risk it and come out with my list of the funniest holiday movies of all time today.
10) Tadpole — In this odd, Voltaire-ridden coming of age story, we follow a young man in his quest to sleep with his stepmother. It’s not a perfect film, it’s lacking visually and some of the dialogue falls flat, but it is hilarious when it wants to be and Bebe Neuwirth is awe-inspiring both in her comic timing and sex appeal.
9) The Muppet Christmas Carol — My favorite part of these movies was always the lack of differentiation between people and muppets, and who better to throw into the mix than the stuffy and sweet Michael Caine. Both hilarious and delightful, the movie makes you feel better about a season so often characterized by greed.
8) Planes, Trains and Automobiles — This movie teaches us an important lesson: You should always make sure you are reaching for a towel and not John Candy’s underwear. Funnier than the film itself, is this mash-up of it and Brokeback Mountain:
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