3 great Will Ferrell Christmas movies to watch in December

Will Ferrell has been making audiences laugh since his days Saturday night Live In the late 1990s. Ferrell is gone snl and provided comedy fans with a series of instant classics in the 2000s, including Old School, Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, In between that treasure trove of adult comedies, Ferrell found time to delve into holiday comedies and star in three Christmas movies.

There’s clearly a Ferrell-led Christmas movie worth watching in December elf, where the actor plays a human raised by dwarfs who travels to New York City to meet his biological father. However, two more of Ferrell’s Christmas films should be on your list of must-sees in December. One is a sequel to the 2015 comedy and the other is a musical adaptation of the iconic Christmas story.

Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell in Elf.
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Twenty years ago, Ferrell starred elf, which has become the definitive Christmas film of the 21st century. From memorable quotes (“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”) to laugh-out-loud scenes (Peter Dinklage in the boardroom), elf is a Christmas movie that has heart, humor, and love, the three key ingredients we look for during the holidays.

Directed by Jon Favreau, elf Ferrell plays Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole. Unfortunately Buddy struggles to fit in with the other dwarves due to his size and ineptitude at toy-making. Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) tells Buddy that his father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), works in New York City, but is unaware of his elf son’s existence. To make matters worse, Walter is on the naughty list. Convinced that he can fix things, Buddy must travel to New York City and spread a little Christmas cheer in the Big Apple.

Stream elf On Max or Hulu.

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

In Daddy's Home 2, four men sit at a table and laugh.
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After the success of elf, you’d think that Ferrell would appear in a Christmas movie every two years. This was not the case, as Ferrell did not star in another Christmas film until 2017. daddy’s house 2, After the success of Daddy’s HomeFerrell and shooter’s Mark Wahlberg reprized his roles as Brad Whittaker and Dusty Mayron, respectively. For the next episode.

Brad and Dusty are on good terms, becoming friends after the events of Daddy’s Home, With the holidays approaching, Brad and Dusty decide to have a “Christmas together” and spend the holidays as a blended family. It sounds like a good plan on paper, but the proposal falls apart with the arrival of Dusty’s strict father, Kurt (Mel Gibson), and Brad’s overprotective father, Don (John Lithgow). Now, the foursome must learn to live together or risk ruining Christmas for the family.

Stream daddy’s house 2 on Paramount+.

Spirited (2022)

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell sing and dance in Spirited.
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Ferrell is so talented and funny that any co-star who could match his wit and energy would be a blow to the comedian. Enter Ryan Reynolds, one of the most underrated comedians in Hollywood. Ferrell and Reynolds collaborated on retelling of Charles Dickens a Christmas Carol Apple TV+ movie in 2022 Daring,

Every Christmas Eve, the Ghosts of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell), Past (Sunita Mani), and Yet to Come (Lorraine G. Woods) choose one soul for salvation. This year, the ghosts select Clint Briggs (Reynolds), a lonely and controversial media consultant. The roles have been reversed Daring As ghosts become the ones investigating their past, present and future. Oh, did I mention it’s a musical comedy? And now you can sing all the songs in single version Daring,

Stream Daring On Apple TV+.

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