The Best Holiday Movies to Watch Stoned
Published on 12/24/22
Remember the pure bliss of waking up to discover that it's a snow day? There's nothing better than snuggling under a fuzzy blanket and slowly sipping a cup of piping hot cocoa filled to the brim with marshmallows while you relax along with your favorite Christmas movie.
Now, while the snow may not get you out of your work day, you can revisit the nostalgia of your favorite wintertime flicks while relaxing with your favorite plant: cannabis. We've rounded up our Top 7 favorite holiday movies to watch while stoned so you can have the perfect trip down memory lane with a different perspective this time around.
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch is one of the most iconic Christmas characters of all time. In this live-action version with Jim Carrey's spin on the classic beast, we get a bit more insight into what really made his heart two sizes too small. Take a toke and get immersed in this technicolor, topsy-turvey world while you follow the tale of a Christmas curmudgeon who learns how to love once again. The perfect strain to pair with this flick is Green Crack: a sativa with an energizing nod to our favorite bud-colored villain. You can stream How the Grinch Stole Christmas on HBO Max with a subscription.
2. The Night Before
The Night Before is a surprisingly heartwarming stoner's Christmas fever dream starring weed movie legends like Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. These three old friends promise to celebrate every Christmas Eve together following the death of one of the buddy's parents. When, ten years later, they finally decide they've outgrown the tradition, they vow to have one last epic night together. Marijuana, magic mushrooms, and mayhem drive this hilarious holiday romp that's sure to be the perfect thing to put on after a few bong rips. This movie pairs great with Gorilla Glue to make you laugh your butt off while it stays firmly planted on the couch. You can find The Night Before for free on Amazon Prime Video.
3. The Polar Express
The Polar Express is an animated journey towards the North Pole for Santa-believers only chock-full of heart and adventure, with Tom Hanks featured in six speaking roles. When a boy sees a train bound for the North Pole on Christmas Eve and is invited aboard by a mysterious conductor, he joins many other children on their journey to meet Santa. From the whimsical animation to the swelling and emotional score, this is a great movie to watch while stoned to achieve some long-forgotten wonder. Northern Lights is a great strain to pair with this movie thanks to its relaxing, stress-relieving properties. You can buy The Polar Express for $3.99 on YouTube or for free on HBO Max this holiday season.
4. Christmas with the Kranks
Christmas with the Kranks is an under-appreciated but raucously fun holiday film about coming home (and getting out) for the holidays starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. Many stoners will relate to the titular couple's desire to skip Christmas this year and take a tropical vacation while their daughter is away until she comes home as a surprise last minute, expecting their usual all-out holiday celebration. Panic, hijinks, and hilarity ensue, making it a great companion for a strain like Pineapple Express for a buzzy, lively laugh. You can watch Christmas with the Kranks on Netflix with a subscription.
5. A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a heartwarming classic filled with whimsy animation, lovable characters, and one underwhelming tree. This TV special based on the Peanuts comic premiered in 1965, featuring all of our favorite characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, and more. Watching Charlie Brown put on his Christmas play is even more fun after puffing on a strain like Gelato to numb pain and fully sink into the Christmas spirit. You can watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on AppleTV with a subscription.
6. Love Actually
Love Actually is a rom-com lover's Christmas movie fantasy. With a stacked cast of stars like Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Kiera Knightley, and more, this story tells ten different love stories over the five weeks before Christmas as the holiday comes near. Once their stories start to intertwine, this movie will give you some perfect mind-blowing moments to accompany your high. This movie will pair perfectly with a strain like Wedding Cake for a relaxing euphoria. You can stream Love Actually on Peacock with a subscription.
7. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Santa Claus 3 includes some of the most fantastical elements of the beloved series, with beautiful new worlds and an evil Jack Frost sure to send you into the holiday with some chaos. Starring Tim Allen and Martin Short as rival Yuletide figures, this movie shows how far one father will go to protect Christmas from villainous tyrants. A strain like Girl Scout Cookies will pair well with this movie to transport you into a giggle fit while relieving pain and offering full-body relaxation. You can stream The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Claus on Disney+ with a subscription.