A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas was the third and last installment of the franchise. This one deals with family and friendship. Harold Lee (John Cho) is attempting to deal with his in laws coming to Christmas. They are led by his father in law Mr. Perez (Danny Trejo) who is scary and intimidating. Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) on the other hand is trying to deal with his long time on and off girlfriend Vanessa (Danneel Ackles) who tells him she’s pregnant. Harold’s new married life has also meant he is playing it straight and narrow, and rarely sees Kumar anymore who remains a man child not having gotten past his college years where he did a lot of drugs. The movie attempts to resolve these three dilemmas through a story about obtaining the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays.
Like the previous two Harold and Kumar movies this one is non-stop jokes. There’s Mr. Perez’s Christmas story about how he grew up always wanting a Christmas tree. When his family moved to America his mom finally promised that they would have one, but then she got stabbed and killed by a Korean gang with all the members having Kumar’s face. RZA and Da’Vone McDonald play a dynamic duo of Christmas tree salesmen trading off one being the angry black man and the other being the nice one to try to intimidate their customers to get the best price. Neil Patrick Harris makes his usual appearance this time heading a Christmas special at Radio City Music Hall, and playing a drug induced letch trying to pick up on some of his co-workers. He is always over the top in these movies and this was no exception. That leads to a waffle bot that ends up saving the boys from some Russian gangsters.
If you like the previous Harold and Kumar movies then you’ll like this one as well. Most of the jokes are crude yet hilarious, just like the others.