The Merry Friggin' Christmas Trailer Gives Us Robin Williams And Plenty Of Laughs

The trailer for A Merry Friggin' Christmas has arrived and it gives us a good look at the shenanigans that ensue when Joel McHale and the late, great Robin Williams team up as father and son. Check it out in all of its family holiday mayhem below...

Beyond being one of the final films to star Robin Williams, A Merry Friggin' Christmas boasts a solid cast, which includes Community's Joel McHale, Parenthood's Lauren Graham, Bridesmaids (and The Goldbergs) Wendi McLendon-Covey and Hot Tub Time Machine's Clark Duke. Writer and actor Tim Heidecker plays Boyd's bother-in-law, Dave...


Via Entertainment Tonight, the trailer introduces us to Boyd Mitchier (Joel McHale), a man who's reluctant to return home for the holidays with his family, due to the complicated relationship he has with his father Mitch (Robin Williams). As we see in the video, Boyd and Luann (Lauren Graham) have forgotten all of their son's presents at home, resulting in Boyd and Mitch having to make a fast trip to Boyd's house and back before Christmas morning.

"Why are their shotgun pellets in my chicken?"

"Because it's squirrel."

Christmas and a father-son road trip? This has bonding experience written all over it. Plus, we get Lauren Graham returning to the holiday film genre, though we don't anticipate Luann having any interest in the Bad Santa that's seen getting hit by Mitch and Boyd's truck and promptly ordering himself another drink upon awakening.

Of course, watching the trailer is a bit bittersweet, knowing that this is one of the final films in which Robin Williams will appear. A Merry Friggin Christmas was made in spring of last year, and according to Variety, this was the last film he made before his death. The comedian and actor took his own life in August of this year. As tragic as his death and the circumstances surrounding it are, we remember him well for all of the humor, heart and pure talent he brought to his performances.

A Merry Friggin' Christmas is set to arrive in theaters November 7, a bit early for the holiday season, but perhaps it'll pick up some buzz leading into Thanksgiving. Check out the previously released clip from the film after the jump...

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