Holiday movie drinking games for finals season

Finals are here and—wait for it—they suck. In other groundbreaking news, an independent study conducted by students finds that drinking is more fun than studying. But, while drinking to avoid the stress of finals can be fun, drinking red wine alone in your room on a Monday night while staring at your chem textbook and progressively wondering how flammable it is, is both depressing and concerning. Instead, what this imaginary student-trope character needs (besides a chem tutor, evidently) is a fun holiday-related excuse to drink socially without having to actually brave the winter elements. And so BlogDailyHerald presents the top 5 holiday movie drinking games of the season as created and judged by yours truly.

(NOTE: must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy):

5. The Holiday


Drink every time:

  • Cameron Diaz is seen editing movie trailers because, as it turns out, this is a made up career (which came as a huge disappointment to 11-year old me who had recently turned in a “what do I want to be when I grow up” paper modeled largely on this character).
  • You question the casting of Jack Black as Miles.
  • Kate Winslet’s character says the name Jasper.
  • A 3-way call goes horribly awry and makes you wonder why you aren’t important enough to ever have 3 way calls.
  • You remember that Jude Law had an affair with his children’s nanny.
  • A character makes a dumb life decision (NOTE: this is up for interpretation, but use sparingly as this occurs often).

4. Home Alone


Drink every time:

  • You feel sorry for Macaulay Culkin since him and Mila Kunis broke up.
  • You spot obvious product placement.
  • Kevin talks to himself.
  • You wonder why the robbers don’t just move on to a different house.
  • A family member does not look properly concerned that their 7-year-old relative is home alone.
  • The police are incompetent.

3Love Actually


Drink every time:

  • You spot someone who is now famous as close to an extra (ex. January Jones).
  • Someone cries.
  • You want to punch Laura Linney’s character.
  • A couple ends up together who you actually don’t care about.
  • Liam Neeson’s stepson seems strangely unaffected by his mother’s death.
  • A couple does not end up together that you actually do care about.
  • “Christmas is All Around Us” is stuck in your head.

2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas


Drink every time:

  • You find the Grinch weirdly attractive.
  • You weep for the fate of Taylor Momsen.
  • Jeffrey Tambor is on screen.
  • You wish the new season of Arrest Development had been better.
  • Max is the tragic hero of the film.
  • The Whos are annoying and you kindof identify with the Grinch for hating them.

1. Elf


Drink every time:

  • Buddy looks scared.
  • Buddy eats something he shouldn’t.
  • Peter Dinklage is on screen.
  • You wish Game of Thrones was back.
  • Zooey Deschanel sings.
  • Buddy hilariously misinterprets the use of a common American item.
  • You wonder if Buddy ever dry cleans his outfit.

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