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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is a 2011 3D stoner comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, based on the characters they created, and starring John Cho, Kal Penn, and Neil Patrick Harris. It is a sequel to the 2008 film Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and the third installment in the Harold & Kumar film series. The film was released on November 4, 2011 and was the series' first installment to be shown in 3D.

Synopsis

Kumar Patel is getting ready for the holidays by visiting Santa at the mall. Later on, the so called "Santa" sells him weed in the mall's parking garage. The story soon follows Harold Lee, now a successful businessman who works at a popular company. His assistant, Kenneth persuades him into buying a 3D television, and notes it can make "Avatar look Avatarded". When leaving the building, they are mobbed by angry citizens who throw eggs at them.

At Maria's Christmas party, Harold meets Maria's father. He explains to Harold, to accidentally ruined the Christmas tree, that he never had a perfect Christmas and he is counting on Harold to make this one the best for his daughter, Harold's girlfriend Maria. Harold reserves a tree that Kumar intentionally steals. The car with Kumar's tree on crashes and blows up on the highway. Harold argues with Kumar right before introducing them to their new friends. Harold, Kumar, Todd, Adrian and Todd's daughter drive to a party in New York to retrieve a Christmas tree at Adrian's partners party. It takes a turn for the worse and Harold and Kumar are forced to go to Broadway, where hopefully Neil Patrick Harris can get them one.

After a wild night of performing an Broadway, getting kidnapped and shooting Santa Claus, Harold and Kumar return to their regular lives. Harold invites Kumar to his Christmas party the following day. Later on in the evening, Kumar sneaks through Vanessa's window and explains he will stop smoking weed for the sake of her stillborn baby. Harold returns to Maria's house with her father waiting on the couch. The two argue until Harold explains he might not be the perfect son-in-law, but he is the perfect man for Maria. Maria's dad hesitates before accepting him into the Perez Family.

The film ends with Harold and Kumar celebrating Christmas with their families and Kumar having sex with Vanessa before her stomach goes fat on him. The end credits include the cast names followed by a snowflake with their picture in it.

Music

The score was composed by William Ross, who was nominated for a 2012 IFMCA Award for Best Score in a Comedy Film.

Songs

Title(s) Performed by
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters
with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra
  • "Couture Failure"
  • "Wafflebot Party"
  • "Number 24"
  • "It's a Very Jolly Day (For You to Die)"
  • "Michigan and Vermont"
Gregory James Jenkins
"Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle?"
"Donde Esta Santa Claus" Augi Rios
"Christmas Fever" G.J. Jenkins
Genevieve Jones
"Ding Dong Merrily on High"
"Christmas with the One That I Love"
"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F'wit"
"Sleigh Ride" (Vocal) Johnny Mathis
"Daddy Fat Sax" Big Boi
"Ave Maria"
"Dougie Houser" Envy
"Burnin'" Rahsaan Patterson
"The Nutcracker,
Op. 71 Act 1 No. 2, March"
"Let's Go" Natural Habitz
"Drop It Like It's Hot" Royce
Bing Crosby
"What's Up Blood?"
  • They Might Be Giants
  • John Linnell (vocals)
  • John Flansburgh (vocals)
"Wonderful Christmas Time"
"Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah)"
"Carol of the Bells Paul Oakenfold
William Ross
"Silent Night" Larry Price
Neil Patrick Harris
"Little Drummer Boy" Eric Kissack
"Do Not Conceal Thy Radiant Eyes" Ralph Allwood
"Just Look Around" Mel Tormé, Keith Lockhart,
Cincinnati Sinfonietta
"Sleigh Ride" (Instrumental)

Soundtrack

# Title Performed by
1 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (with The Fontaine Sisters)
2 "It'# a Weederful Life" (Dialogue) Kal Penn
3 "Donde Esta Santa Claus"
4 "The Christmas Toy of the Season" (Dialogue)
5 "Carol of the Bells" William Ross
6 "You Lost Your Gangsta Grill"
7 "Sleigh Ride"
8 "Meeting the New Besties" (Dialogue) John Cho
9 "Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle?"
10 "Daddy Fat Sax"
11 "I Told Her You Work for the White House" (Dialogue)
12 "Ave Maria" The City of Prague Philarmonoc Orchestra
13 "Dougie Houser"
14 "Party's Over"(Dialogue)
15 "White Christmas"
16 "It's a Very Jolly Day (For You to Die)"
17 "I Thought You Were Gay" (Dialogue)
18 "Christmas Medley" Neil Patrick Harris
19 "A Sock Filled with Baby Powder" (Dialogue)
20 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (2006 Remaster) Bing Crosby

Cast

Actor(s)/actress(es) Character(s)
Patton Oswalt Mall Santa
Isabella Gielniak Caren
Kal Penn
Eric Stratemeier (double)
Kumar
Austin Bickel Boy in Line
Inga Wilson Mom in Line
John Cho Harold
Bobby Lee Kenneth Park
Tom Lennon Todd
Amir Blumenfeld Adrian
Paula Garces Maria
Danny Trejo Mr. Perez
Marvin Cruz Timo Perez
Allyson V. Lengers
Gabriel Anderson
Wafflebot Kids
Eric Kissack (voice) Wafflebot
Danneel Harris Vanessa
Shirley Benyas Nana Perez
Esteban Cruz Pepe Perez
Ashley, Chloe & Hannah Coss Ava
RZA Lamar
Da'Vone McDonald Latrell
Jordan Hinson Mary
Tyler Nelson
Tom Kruszewski
Steven A. Clark
Teens
Bennett Saltzman Boris
Hilary Anderson Hot Teenage Girl
Elias Koteas Sergei Katsov
Yasen Peyankov Yuri
John Hoogenakker Gustav
Eddie Thomas Rosenberg
David Krumholtz Goldstein
Tristan Canning Noah
David Rife White Castle Employee
Dave Davies Church Security Guard
Gabriella Dilone Inez Perez
Dana DeLorenzo Becca (the P.A.)
Neil Patrick Harris Himself
Brett Gelman T.V. Director
Melissa Ordway Gracie
Dan Levy Reporter
David Burtka Himself
Ripper Brown St. Peter
Evan Mann, Gareth Reynolds Heaven's Bartenders
Jake Johnson Jesus
Cassie Keller
Chernise Yvette Taylor
Topless Angels
Richard Riehle Santa Claus
Megan Agrusa
Bobby Amamizu
Christine Babini
Ashley Cinq-Mars
Michelle Diterlizzi
Marisa Dorchock
Jenelle Engleson
Aundrea Fant
Jessie Foutz
Brittany Ashley Freeth
Erin Gales
Alicia Gilley-Kingsley
Sarah Hurbert-Burns
Annika Ihnat
Brandon Koepsell
Jessica Lamarre
Kandis Mak
Marcy McCusker
Cortney Millar
Lindsey Oleary
Rachel Omell
Taylor Peters
Jessica Provencher
Katie Reese
Lindsey Tuer
Florence Vinger
Shawn Vitale
Tiffany Osborne (uncredited)
Dancers
Uncredited
Arnold Agee House Party Teen
Jodi Beals Protestor
April Canning Rosenberg's Wife
Alex Diaz
Jeff Edwards
David Wogh
Wafflebots
Sabrina Dungan Dancing Chick at Party
David Geister Orthodox Jew
Krystal Katz Kissing Party Lesbian #1
Demi Kazanis
Kelly Kirstein
Partygoers
Danielle McKee Melanie
Ralph Meyer Restaurant Patron
Marcus Natividad Tattooed Gangster
Melody Teodoro-Kurtis Perez Family Member
Banzai Vitale Angry Protester

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Movies
Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas in ConnecticutGremlinsLethal WeaponNational Lampoon's Christmas VacationBatman ReturnsJack FrostNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island AdventureThe Polar ExpressKiss Kiss Bang BangThe Year Without a Santa ClausFred Claus
New Line Cinema ElfThe Nativity StoryFour ChristmasesA Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasThe Conjuring 2Shazam!8-Bit Christmas
Blue Ribbon Content A Christmas Story 2A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Live-action television episodes
Friends and Joey "The One With the Monkey" • "The One With Phoebe's Dad" • "The One Where Rachel Quits" • "The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie" • "The One With the Inappropriate Sister" • "The One With the Routine" • "The One With All the Candy" • "The One With the Holiday Armadillo" • "The One With Monica's Boots" • "The One With the Creepy Holiday Card" • "The One With Christmas in Tulsa" • "Joey and the Plot Twist" • "Joey and the Christmas Party"
DC Comics "Season's Greedings" • "Home is Where the Hurt Is" • "Twas the Night Before Mxymas" • "Lexmas" • "Gemini" • "Year's End" • "Three Ghosts"
Other shows "A Semi-Merry Christmas" • "Mel, the Magi" • "Mel's Christmas Carol" • "'Tis the Season to Be Jealous" • "A Christmas Story" (Growing Pains) • "The Kid" • "It's Not Easy Being Green" • "A Christmas Story" (Just the Ten of Us) • "Santa Goes Downtown" • "Let It Snow" • "The Night Court Before Christmas" • "Santa on the Lam" • "Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas" • "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel" • "Christmas is Where the Heart is" • "Miracle on Elm Street" • "Fa La La La Laagghh!" • "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" • "Deck the Malls" • "The Christmas Show" • "The Man Who Canceled Christmas" • "Christmas Day-Ja Vu" • "A Country Christmas" • "The Gift" • "A Miracle Happens Here" • "Homeless for the Holidays" • "Do You See What I See" • "The Miracle Worker" • "How the Finch Stole Christmas" • "The Greatest of Gifts" • "I'll Be Home For Christmas" • "Hindsight" • "Twas the Night" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "City of Mercy" • "Meet the Cuban Parents" • "Christmas Punch" • "A Clear and Presentless Danger" • "George is Being Elfish and Christ-Misses His Family" • "Santa's Secret Stuff" • "A Very Supernatural Christmas" • "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" • "The Maternal Congruence" • "The Santa Simulation" • "The Cooper Extraction" • "The Clean Room Infiltration" • "Christmas" (The Middle) • "A Simple Christmas" • "A Christmas Gift" • "Christmas Help" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Christmas Wall" • "Not So Silent Night" • "A Very Marry Christmas" • "The Christmas Miracle" • "It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas" • "Jolly Red Elf" • "The World Ain't Over 'Till It's Over" • "Santa's Village of the Damned" • "Walnuts and Demerol" • "Warning, It's Dirty" • "One False Move, Zimbabwe!" • "Give Santa a Tail-Hole" • "On Vodka, On Soda, On Blender, On Mixer" • "Family, Bublé, Deep-Fried Turkey" • "Home for Christmas" • "Jingle Bell Glock" • "The Walk-Out" • "Yule Never Know" • "Merry Ex-Mas" • "A Very Carrie Christmas" • "Veronica's Christmas Song" • "Veronica's Secret Santa" • "An Echolls Family Christmas" • "One Angry Veronica"
Animated productions
Looney Tunes and related shows The Shanty Where Santy Claus LivesBedtime for SnifflesGift WrappedBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales • "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" • "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" • "Jingle Boo" • "The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert" • "A Christmas Plotz" • "Little Drummer Warners" • "No Time for Christmas" • "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" • "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" • "In Arms Way" • "The Twelve Days of Christmas" • Christmas Eve with Yakko, Wakko & Dot • "Noel" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Banks of the Delaware River" • "Feather Christmas" • "Yule Be Sorry" • "Christmas in July" • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas • "A Christmas Carol" • "Tis the Seasoning" • "Winter Blunderland" • "The Legend of Burrito Monday" • Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special
DC Comics "Christmas With the Joker" • "Holiday Knights" • "Frozen Out" • "Comfort and Joy" • "Storybook Holiday" • "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" • "Second Christmas" • "The True Meaning of Christmas" • "Halloween v Christmas" • "Teen Titans Save Christmas" • "Beast Boy on a Shelf" • "Christmas Crusaders" • Beebo Saves ChristmasA Holiday StoryMerry Little Batman
Hanna-Barbera co-productions "A Dickens of a Christmas" • A Scooby-Doo! Christmas • "Ho Ho Horrors" • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker TaleScooby-Doo! Haunted HolidaysTom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "Scary Christmas" • "Scroogey Doo" • "It's a Wacky Life" • "Dashing Thru the Snow" • "Signed, Sealed and Wacky" • "The Spirit of Frostnos"
Other cartoons "Yuletide and Redtide" • A Cool Like That Christmas • "Santa Mask" • The Polar Express • "The Match Before Xmas" • A Miser Brothers' Christmas • "Da Grinchy Code / Duck" • "FROST / Undercover Claus" • "Fantastic Four Christmases / Red and White Collar" • Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas • "Christmas in Oz" • "Top of the Naughty List" • "Mandora Saves Christmas" • Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story
Albums
Have Yourself a Looney Tunes ChristmasA Hip-Hopera ChristmasMerry Christmas: Animaniacs & Looney TunesThe Looney Tunes Kwazy ChristmasA Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas
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