Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Merry Friggin' Christmas is about a dysfunctional family spending the holidays together, with some long-buried grudges ensuring plenty of tension. There's a crotchety old dad, a bitter adult son, and assorted oddball siblings. Expect a fair amount of drinking, with some characters getting pretty drunk; one character also likes to smoke cigars. There's also frequent swearing, though the words aren't as salty as in some films (it's' mostly "crap," "ass" and "bitch"), and some discussion about a married couple's less-than-active sex life. One scene takes place in a gas station restroom, with men urinating.
Passionate kissing. A married couple bemoans their lack of intimacy.
Three men think they might have killed someone in a car accident and discuss ways to dispose of the body. Intense bickering among family members as long-buried grudges come to light.
Frequent swearing includes "bitch," "crap," ass," "hell," "t-ts," and "damn."
Amid some of the contentious/iffy behavior is the message that you're never too old to keep believing in the magic of Christmas.
One character drives a BMW, and much is said about the quality of German automobiles. A clerk mentions Discover credit cards.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One of the main characters likes cigars and has one clenched in his mouth in several scenes. Many scenes feature drinking, including wine and beer while socializing, plus harder drinks when two characters get quite drunk. A man in a Santa suit repeatedly asks for bourbon; when he's finally offered some, he chugs almost an entire bottle.