The critics agree: A Merry Friggin’ Christmas is a great fucking Christmas movie!
Entertainment Weekly‘s Jason Clark calls the film “a National Lampoon-ish feature and Bad Santa—with a dash of Home Alone schmaltz for good measure.”
Doris Toumarkine of Film Journal International raves, “There are drops of eggnog sweetness here.”
The Dissolve’s Nathan Rabin gushes, “It’s the the kind of movie where fathers and sons achieve a Christmas peace while encountering a grizzled old drunk who might just be, but probably isn’t, Santa Claus.”
Adam A. Donaldson of We Got This Covered soberly explains, “Like all untimely movie star deaths, you’re not really gone until the last movie you finished before your death is released. The tragic passing of Robin Williams this past summer was marked by this website and others by recognizing several of the actor’s greatest comedy hits … A Merry Friggin’ Christmas will … join their ranks.”
Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com notes, “The whole world is full of lies, boy.”