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Recently, Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson starred in the completely outrageous, time-traveling animated adventure Free Birds. The film, written by Horton Hears a Who! Director Jimmy Hayward and Clerks producer Scott Mosier, is targeted for prepubescent children, but the cannabis lovers who might be in the crowd will be more than satisfied as well. It is a ludicrous Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure-type narrative told through the perspective of two adorable turkeys.

It also proves that with its Thanksgiving theme, wacky holiday movies don’t just have to be relegated to the Christmas season. Let’s take a look at the ten most ridiculous holiday movies – Christmas-themed and beyond.

10. Jingle All The Way (1996)

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays everyman Howard Longston, a father who really, really, really wants to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. The only problem, the toy is literally the most popular gift in the world and is virtually sold out in toy stores everywhere. Sinbad and SNL veteran Phil Hartman co-star in this ode to all things consumerism.

9. Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is one of those movies that’s so bad, it’s kind of good. Originally premiering in 1964, this science fiction film took on a newfound cult status in the 1990s after being featured in an episode of the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. The basic plot involves the alien people of Mars, including Momar (“Mom Martian”) and Kimar (“King Martian”). They’re worried that their children Girmar (“Girl Martian”) and Bomar (“Boy Martian”) are watching too much Earth television and are advised by an elder tribe member that the children of Mars are growing distracted due to the society’s overly rigid structure. In order to save the day, and bring love and happiness to the people of Mars, the Martians fly down to Earth and steal Santa Claus. I know what you’re saying to yourself right now: “totally plausible premise.”

8. Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

Originally airing on CBS way back in 1978, Star Wars Holiday Special was the first – of many – Star Wars themed spinoffs. It starred Harrison Ford and most of the other principal cast members from the original film, but also introduced the character Boba Fett. That’s right, the most ruthless bounty hunter in the entire galaxy stemmed from a televised Christmas special. Mind blown.

7. Son In Law (1993)

Pauly “Hey Bu-DDY” Shore stars in this comedy about a drastically reformed farm girl that returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a colorful party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in the small, backwoods town. Playing as if it were a Norman Rockwell painting on LSD, Son In Law is schlocky comedy at its finest. Even more, Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Brendan Fraser both have cameos.

6. Thankskilling (2009)

Directed by a guy you’ve never heard of, and starring a bunch of actors straight out of “The Hollywood School of Looking Good While Dying,” Thankskilling tells the story of a homicidal turkey that decides to kill off a bunch of college kids during their holiday break. Shot on a budget of $3,500, there is no denying that this independent horror/comedy is bare bones. It’s not lacking on the bare-breasted ladies, either.

5. Die Hard (1988)

Perhaps the best Christmas movie of all time, the original Die Hard is about a man’s (Bruce Willis) quest to salvage his crumbling marriage. NYPD police officer John McClane might have to break into a skyscraper and kill a bunch of diabolical terrorists in the process, but there is no denying the “yippeekayay motherf*cker” satisfaction of watching him fight to save his wife’s life (Bonnie Bedelia). Besides, a whole lot of bloody violence is my vision of an awesome Christmas present!

4. The Luck Of The Irish (2001)

Back when The Disney channel still made great original movies, 2002’s The Luck Of The Irish stars Ryan Merriman as a popular basketball player. The star athlete goes from the luckiest kid in his junior high school to the unluckiest after losing his special Irish coin. While the flick isn’t directly concerned with St. Patrick’s Day, the Disney Channel still plays the movie each March to celebrate the festive season.

3. 8 Crazy Nights (2002)

Nothing says Hanukkah quite like an animated version of Adam Sandler unintelligibly waxing about love, happiness, and changing as a person all while chugging a beer. Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights isn’t ridiculous because of its content; anyone who has ever seen one of his movies pretty much knows what to expect. What is amazing, though, is that this animated gem only managed to accrue a paltry $23.5 million at the box office when it came out in theaters in 2002.

2. Zombie! Vs Mardis Gras (1999)

The second micro-budget comedy/horror pic on this list revolves around a crazed lunatic that unleashes a Frankenstein-esque monster known as Zombie! –exclamation point necessary – in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There’s probably an underlying theme dealing with avarice somewhere in here, but for all intents and purposes, this indie gem is 100% pure camp.

1. April Fool’s Day (1986)

Not to be mistaken with the 2008 direct to VOD teen scream, this 1986 chill fest actually managed to make some money in the domestic box office. When a group of college friends celebrate Spring Break at a secluded island mansion, they are almost asking for something bad to happen. Terror comes in the form of plenty of deadly tricks that appear like innocent April Fool’s Day jokes. On the surface, this typical 80’s slasher doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. Thank again, though, because any movie that turns a whoopee cushion into the scariest thing in the world deserves the number one spot on this list.

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