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Our Smoke Shop's Favorite Christmas Movies for Stoners

Our Smoke Shop's Favorite Christmas Movies for Stoners

Posted by Puffr ,9th Dec 2021

Regardless of your religious beliefs (or lack thereof), the holiday season represents a much-needed and appreciated respite from the persistent beat of negativity we're subjected to most of the year. It’s a great time to get together with the people you care about, gift them with custom glass pipes from Puffr, spark up some of your finest herb and check out some holiday media.

Everything’s better with a quality buzz and that includes Christmas movies. If you aren’t sure which ones are best suited to enjoying with a custom bong full of yuletide joy, check out the following list of our favorite Christmas movies for stoners.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s a Christmas movie! It’s a Halloween movie! It’s neither! It’s both! Opinions are divided over exactly what holiday this stop motion animated film is riffing on, but we’re pretty sure it doesn’t matter. Quirky, clever, enthralling, disturbing and at times genuinely moving Tim Burton’s offbeat fingerprints are all over this work. If we could see into the dreams of The Penguin from Burton’s “Batman Returns” those dreams might look a lot like this. With just the right buzz you might start to wonder if you’re dreaming as the denizens of Halloween Town enchant you with their gruesome serenade. If you want to have some fun with your guests see who can identify the classic horror films that Burton references.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Harold & Kumar movies are typically light on the pathos and heavy on the stoner humor and their Christmas outing is no exception to that rule. “Christmas comes prematurely” is the tagline for this flick and it tells you just about everything you need to know about what to expect. H&K turn the irreverence up to 11 and set about deconstructing Xmas in the gentlest, most respectful way possible. Sort of. It’s sex, drugs and Santa Claus as our heroes team up with Neil Patrick Harris who somehow winds up in heaven where he gets a handjob from one of JC’s favorite topless angels. Yup. Handjobs in heaven (as well as a strong indication that there’s a wholesale head shop somewhere behind heaven’s velvet rope).

It’s a Wonderful Life

George Bailey lives in a small Midwestern town where he has spent his entire adult life putting what he wants on hold in order to serve the greater good of the community. As Christmas approaches one year the evil machinations of the town’s resident robber baron sends George’s life into a tailspin. Everything he’s worked so hard for suddenly seems like it's all been for naught and he's driven to the edge of despair. At the last second, an aspiring angel intervenes and takes him on a guided tour of what the town would look like if he never existed. There's not a hint of irony here. It’s just a simple tale of how a thousand tiny good deeds can create a better world for everyone.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Not a movie per se, but a half-hour television special that first aired in 1965. A Charlie Brown Christmas touches all the seasonal bases while somehow managing to be simultaneously goofy, beautiful, transcendent, timeless, and even profound. The soundtrack is breathtaking, the message simple, the characters well-crafted and if the ending doesn’t leave you pondering the big questions, well, you’ll need to put down your customized bong and check your pulse, because something’s not right. When they say “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore” they’re talking about A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Interesting side note: The negative depiction of aluminum Christmas trees in A Charlie Brown Christmas is credited with almost completely destroying what had been a growing market for them.)

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was rushed into production after the overwhelming success of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Grinch is maybe the best example of the unique but somehow strangely universal vision of one Dr. Suess, and it tells the story of a negative Nelly who lives on a mountain overlooking an idyllic village. The narrative revolves around the Grinch’s misguided notion that Christmas is about consumer goods and what happens to him when he discovers this is not the case (at least in Whoville). Think Charlie Brown without the overtly religious overtones.

Eraserhead

Fire up your custom bong and strap yourself in because David Lynch is coming for your soul. Eraserhead is not technically a Christmas movie. What it is instead is an incredibly disturbing vision of a world without Christmas, or joy, or hope, or love, or meaning, or purpose or just about anything that makes you want to get up in the morning. Imagine that the Grinch gets his way and imposes his bleak, dystopian, soul-crushing vision upon the world and that he recruits people who ran America’s insane asylums during the 1950s to enforce that vision, and you get some idea of the tone of this film. When it’s over and you look around your comfy home alive with colorful decorations and rose-cheeked kids you’ll be grateful like George Bailey.

The holiday season is upon us. Make sure you’re prepared with a customized bong from Puffr along with a printout of our list of the best stoner Christmas movies. And if you’re interested in wholesale glass pipes make sure to stop by our wholesale head shop or give us a call and speak to one of our friendly sales associates.