Mental Floss recently released a list of Christmas Movie sequels that ‘you’ likely have never heard of. The boys and I are always trying to watch holiday specials during December but admittedly, I’ve only ever seen Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July…it’s a terrible movie but I still try to get it in the rotation at least once. Honestly, I think ‘Year Without A Santa Claus’ takes the cake on sequels for me. The Heat Miser and Cold Miser themes just kill me every time. So good! I posted the list below, and if you’re interested in seeing a little bit more about the movies, including a little snippet of each, you can check them out here!
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure (2003). This time around, Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family find themselves celebrating Christmas while trapped on a tropical island.
- Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002). Kevin McCallister (Mike Weinberg) has to defend his house–actually his divorced dad’s girlfriend’s house–where he’s spending Christmas.
- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012). This film opted for a brand new set of characters, but the set-up is the same: Christmas, thieves and a booby-trapped house.
- A Christmas Story 2 (2012). This direct-to-video sequel takes place five years after the first movie. Ralphie, having worn down his father enough to get a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle, now has his heart set on a car.
- Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (2014). It’s more of a condensed mash-up of Elfand its musical adaptation, Elf: The Musical.
- Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009). Jenny McCarthy returns as Santa’s daughter Mary, who has to step in and save Christmas when her father has a midlife crisis and an agitator at the North Pole tries to get the elves to go on strike.
- Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979). This sequel involves a plot by the evil wizard Winterbolt to destroy the magic that makes Rudolph’s nose glow.