Watch A Merry Friggin' Christmas
- 1 hr 28 min
A Merry Friggin' Christmas is a holiday comedy film released in 2014, directed by Tristram Shapeero and starring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, and Clark Duke. The movie follows Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale), a grumpy, stressed-out father who struggles to find the holiday spirit during a family trip home for Christmas. Boyd is dreading a trip to visit his estranged family in Wisconsin when he discovers that he has left his son's presents back home in Chicago. Forced to make the eight-hour round trip to retrieve the presents, Boyd is joined by his wife Luann (Lauren Graham) and his son's awkward, aspiring magician cousin Virgil (Clark Duke). As the trio embarks on their unexpected journey, they encounter a variety of eccentric characters and holiday mishaps. The first sign of trouble comes during their stop at a run-down motel, where they are faced with rude employees and cockroach-infested rooms. Later, they encounter a helpful but overly enthusiastic police officer (Oliver Platt) who insists on giving them a ride. Throughout their journey, Boyd is forced to confront his conflicting feelings about his family and the holiday season, while Luann and Virgil struggle to connect with him. Along the way, the family finds themselves in a series of hilarious and heartwarming situations, including a lively Christmas party hosted by Boyd's dysfunctional family. Throughout the film, McHale delivers a hilarious performance as the perpetually grumpy Boyd, while Graham and Duke bring charm and humor as his supportive wife and quirky cousin. The supporting cast is also excellent, including Platt as the boisterous police officer, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Boyd's sister-in-law and Candice Bergen as Boyd's mother. A Merry Friggin' Christmas is a heartwarming and entertaining holiday comedy that blends physical humor with more thoughtful moments. The film's sharp writing and strong performances make it a must-watch for fans of classic holiday movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Elf.