Cannabis Christmas: Holiday Movies to Watch While High

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to break out the Christmas movies. While these winter classics were great when they were released decades ago, recreational legalization has made it easier than ever to add cannabis to your annual Christmas tradition. Gather up some friends, warm up the eggnog and enjoy our hand-selected list of Christmas movies to watch while high.

Break Out These Fun Holiday Movies Before Your Next Session


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This beloved comedy of the early 2000s stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human raised by elves who goes back to live with his birth family. Elf is known as one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made, but mixing in cannabis might allow you to view the movie from an entirely new perspective.

While Elf is guaranteed to get you laughing, watching while high is an experience of its own. There are enough eye-popping colors to keep your eyes dazzled for the duration of the movie, and the slapstick performances by Ferrell and others will be highly appreciated when under the influence of a mind-blowing cerebral high.

A Christmas Story

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For many households, A Christmas Story is revisited yearly for its unique and timeless sense of humor. The intensely relatable troubles of protagonist Ralphie as he navigates the ups and downs of adolescence at Christmastime make for a narrative that cuts across age divisions, contributing to its status as one of the all-time classics of the holidays.

A Christmas Story is known as a family movie, but there are many subtle references and jokes that only adults will understand. Returning to A Christmas Story after years without watching the movie may reveal completely different layers to the story that were previously invisible through the eyes of a child.

Home Alone

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Like A Christmas Story, many Americans probably grew up watching Home Alone. This charming tale follows a young boy, Kevin, as he is accidentally left alone for the holidays by his overwhelmed parents. Many may already be familiar with the basic plot, but the snappy and quick-witted writing of the film make it a great suggestion for watching while high with a small group of friends.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Another classic of Christmas cinema for children, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has much to offer for creative minds beyond its seemingly juvenile exterior. While the movie was designed with kids in mind, the level of craftsmanship and artistry that went into creating this stop-motion masterpiece deserves to be recognized.

With its vivid characters and a story full of personality, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer can make for an unexpectedly potent choice for Christmas movies to watch while high. The addition of cannabis can turn an otherwise familiar stop-motion classic into a wonderland of exciting images for the eye to explore.

Fill your holidays with plenty of cheer—stop by Greenside Rec in Des Moines or our new Aurora location in Seattle to grab some great buds, edibles, carts, and more before tuning in to one of these Christmas Classics.

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