A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

2011

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Critics Consensus

Still raunchy, still irreverent, and still hit-and-miss, this Harold & Kumar outing also has a Christmas miracle: The audience gets to see the sweeter side of the duo.

68%

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Total Count: 128

59%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 44,137
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Movie Info

Following years of growing apart, Harold Lee (Cho) and Kumar Patel (Penn) have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar's door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold's house ends with the "high grade" contents-and Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree-going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven-and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Cast

John Cho
as Harold
Kal Penn
as Kumar
Fred Melamed
as Uncle Yoav
Neil Patrick Harris
as Neil Patrick Harris
Patton Oswalt
as Mall Santa
Danny Trejo
as Mr. Perez
David Burtka
as David Burtka
Richard Riehle
as Santa Claus
Bobby Lee
as Kenneth Park
Shirley Benyas
as Nana Perez
Esteban Cruz
as Pepe Perez
Elias Koteas
as Sergei Katsov
David Krumholtz
as Goldstein
Gabriella Dilone
as Inez Perez
Gabriella Dione
as Inez Perez
Marvin Cruz
as Timo Perez
Austin Bickel
as Kid in Line
Inga Wilson
as Mom in Line
Allyson V. Lengers
as Wafflebot Kid
Gabriel Anderson
as Wafflebot Kid
Hilary Anderson
as Hot Teenage Girl
Dave Rife
as White Castle Employee
Dave Davies
as Church Security Guard
David Rife
as White Castle Employee
Dana DeLorenzo
as Becca the P.A
Brett Gelman
as T.V. Director
Dan Levy
as Reporter
Ripper Brown
as St. Peter
Evan Mann
as Heaven's Bartender
Gareth Reynolds
as Heaven's Bartender
Cassie Keller
as Topless Angel
Chernise Yvette
as Topless Angel
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Critic Reviews for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (35)

  • Not nearly as subversive as it purports to be, but fittingly witty and wintry nonetheless.

    Dec 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For all its pretensions to bad taste, this is surprisingly heartwarming festive fare.

    Dec 6, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The laughs may not be as strong as they were the first time, and the sense of discovering something fantastically illicit may have faded to mellow, familiar charms that come with the occasional giggle fit, but that's life as a stoner comedy.

    Nov 11, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It contains the mother of all blunts, which, wouldn't ya know, burns down the Christmas tree that Harold's glowering father-in-law grew from a sapling.

    Nov 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • If there's a complaint to be made, it's that the humor could be less scattershot.

    Nov 6, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Of course it's offensive and crude. It's also hilarious at times.

    Nov 6, 2011 | Rating: 3.0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

  • Apr 30, 2013
    In the days leading up to Christmas, Kumar(Kal Penn) receives two gifts. The first is that his girlfriend Vanessa(Danneel Harris) is pregnant. The second is actually for his friend Harold(John Cho) who he has not seen in a couple of years and whose wife Maria(Paula Garces) is ovulating while nearly all of his in-laws are visiting him for the holidays. Said visit not getting off to a good start when his father-in-law(Danny Trejo) voices his disapproval of Harold's faux Christmas tree. It may seem strange for a movie as profane as "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" to nail the true meaning of Christmas, but that it does, in its own goofy and affable way. Along the same line of thought, it is also about love, friendship and how spending quality time with loved ones is more important than material items.(That having been said, I wouldn't mind one of those Wafflebots. Just as long as they are not bent on world domination.) And just as much, the movie has its own unique way of exploring identity, upending any number of stereotypes, especially casting Danny Trejo very much against type. Plus, it does a great job of showing 3D to be the cheap gimmick it is by flinging all manner of objects at the screen.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2013
    I thought it was better than the 2nd film but not as good as the first one. Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious as usual. It was great seeing Danny Trejo in the film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2012
    The first H & K was the best. With each sequel they make, it just goes downhill.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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