A Merry Friggin' Christmas

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A Merry Friggin' Christmas
A Merry Friggin' Christmas poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTristram Shapeero
Produced byAnthony Russo
Joe Russo

Tom Rice
Michael Flynn
Written byMichael Brown
Music byLudwig Göransson
CinematographyGiovani Lampassi
Edited byChristian Kinnard
Distributed byPhase 4 Films
Entertainment One Films
Release date
  • November 7, 2014 (2014-11-07)
Running time
88 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

A Merry Friggin' Christmas is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Tristram Shapeero and written by Phil Johnston. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen and Robin Williams. The film was released by Phase 4 Films on November 7, 2014.[2]


Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.



Principal photography began in April 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] Williams died on August 11, 2014, before the film was released.[4]


The film was released by Phase 4 Films on November 7, 2014.[2] It is the first film starring Robin Williams to be released posthumously, following the actor's death on August 11, 2014.


A Merry Friggin' Christmas received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 15%, based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 3.41/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 28 out of 100, based on reviews from 11 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "Amazon.com: A Merry Friggin' Christmas [Blu-ray]: Robin Williams, Joel McHale, Clark Duke, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey: Movies & TV". Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Robin Williams Leaves Behind Four Movies Including 'Night at the Museum 3'". TheWrap. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "'A Friggin' Christmas Miracle', starring Lauren Graham & Robin Williams, filming in Atlanta". onlocationvacations.com. April 10, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ ""Watch: Robin Williams in 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' Clip"". August 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Merry Friggin' Christmas". Rotten Tomatoes. November 7, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "A Merry Friggin' Christmas Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 24, 2019.

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