A Merry Friggin' Christmas poster

Film poster

A Merry Friggin' Christmas is a black comedy film directed by Tristram Shapeero and written by Phil Johnston. It stars Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Ryan Lee, Pierce Gagnon, Candice Bergen, and, in one of his final film roles, Robin Williams. It was released on November 7, 2014, by Phase 4 Films, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 25th.[1]


Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left his son's gift at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.


Actor Character
Joel McHale Boyd Mitchler
Robin Williams Mitch Mitchler
Lauren Graham Luann Mitchler
Clark Duke Nelson Mitchler
Candice Bergen Donna Mitchler
Oliver Platt Hobo Santa
Tim Heidecker Dave Mitchler
Wendi McLendon-Covey Shauna
Ryan Lee Rance
Pierce Gagnon Douglas
Amara Miller Pam
Amir Arison Farhad
Bebe Wood Vera
Mark Proksch Trooper Zblocki
Lisa Barfield Church Congregation Member
Gene Jones Glen

Production and reception

Principal photography began in April 2013 in Atlanta. The film was one of the last ones Robin Williams filmed before his death on August 11, 2014. It received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 17%, based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 3.1/10.[2] On Metacritic, it has a rating of 26 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[3]


  1. Robin Williams Leaves Behind Four Movies Including 'Night at the Museum 3'. TheWrap. Retrieved on 2014-08-12.
  2. Merry Friggin' Christmas. Rotten Tomatoes (November 7, 2014). Retrieved on November 8, 2014.
  3. A Merry Friggin' Christmas Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on November 8, 2014.

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