Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaugn. Need I say more? Okay, so I didn’t actually see Four Christmases until this year. I knew the premise and just didn’t want to make the time for it. But I finally came to my senses, and I am smitten. That’s why it’s coming in at number 8 on our list of the best holiday movies. The premise is simple and unique. A couple that avoids family gatherings by going on extravagant vacations suffers a flight cancellation and ends up spending the holiday visiting each of their divorced parents.
What follows is ninety minutes of pure hilarity. It’s a great blend of romantic comedy, Christmas good-feeling, and physical humor. Besides the fact that Reese’s hair is perfect the entire time (even after she get’s puked on by a baby–in what world does that actually happen??) and Vince is charming and handsome, the cast is all-star and the humor is fresh.
Though the movie takes place on Christmas, it’s focus is more about the couple learning all the embarassing childhood memories from the families. I love learning the origin of Brad’s real name, and seeing Kate’s sister (played by the brilliant Kristin Chenoweth) pulling out the mortifying scrap books while Kate fights to reclaim a pregnancy test. What’s your favorite Christmas romantic comedy? Check out the trailer below–will you check it out?