Kal Penn and John Cho in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

Say High this Holiday to Harold & Kumar

Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) have gone their separate ways since that Guantanemo Bay thing with Kumar still being a permanent stoner whilst Harold having got a good job and settled down with Maria (Paula Garcés). The thing is that Maria's father, Mr. Perez (Danny Trejo), doesn't approve of Harold and certainly doesn't approve when it comes to his choice of Christmas tree, bringing his own when he and all of his family show up for Christmas. Unfortunately for Harold, Kumar also shows up with a package delivered to his place for Harold and before long chaos ensues as Mr. Perez's Christmas tree is accidentally burned to a crisp. It leads to Harold and Kumar embarking on a mission impossible to find a replacement tree in New York before Mr. Perez discovers what has happened which means ending up in the company of Neil Patrick Harris.

I watch and review a lot of Christmas movies every year and trust me when I say that many of them are forgettable, tending to blur into a mass of pleasant, made for TV niceness. As such "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" certainly sticks out from the crowd, well when you have high children, confusion over a fur and being shaved as well as sex, drugs, and some Wu-Tang Clan it is hard not to stand out from the crowd. Look I am not going to even try to describe the insanity which goes on in this movie I am just going to say it is crammed to the hilt with humour, a lot of which of course revolves around sex and drugs.

Neil Patrick Harris in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

There is though something else which "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" has, well other than a lot of famous faces in various parts, it has 3D. Unfortunately I didn't get to see this in its full 3D glory but as it uses 3D as part of its comedy arsenal you don't need to to be able to appreciate various things flying through the air be it eggs or spliffs or even clouds of cocaine as you hear "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" being sung.

What this all boils down to is that "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" is 90 minutes of one gag after another with it surpassing itself with pretty much ever gag it comes up with whilst using 3D as part of that comedy arsenal. It won't be for everyone but for fans of the previous Harold & Kumar movies this is likely going to become an annual favourite.

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