A Merry Friggin' Christmas

2014 PG-13 1h 21m Blu-ray / DVD

A Merry Friggin' Christmas

2014 PG-13 1h 21m Blu-ray / DVD
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Boyd and his family are forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents' house. When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise to save Christmas.
Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen, Robin Williams
Tristram Shapeero
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

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.

Sexual Content

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."

Social Behavior

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 / Alcohol

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.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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