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The 6 Booziest Christmas Characters of All Time

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Are you already dreading holiday time with your crazy relatives? Sounds like you’re going to need a drink. We’ve rounded up six of our favorite boozy Christmas characters for you to channel. Take your pick: Will you be fun–Michael Scott–drunk or go all out with Bad Santa–comatose-drunk?

1. Cousin Eddie, Christmas Vacation

Hailing from one of the most classic Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Vacation, Cousin Eddie is quite the memorable character. The beer-drinking, Eggnog-chugging relative has many memorable moments, but perhaps the most iconic of all is when he’s standing out in the cold in his bathrobe, drinking a beer and smoking a cigar, all while dumping out the sewage from his RV. And let’s not forget the classic line: “Shitter was full!”


2. Michael Scott, The Office, “Christmas Party”

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So why did only Michael Scott make this list on his own and not the entire Office cast? Because this MVP bought 15—we repeat, 15—bottles of vodka for a Christmas party with 20 people. This is what holiday dreams are truly made of. Bless you, Mr. Scott.

3. Buddy the Elf, Elf

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OK, so Buddy may not be who you’d picture as much of a drinker, but he definitely had a major boozy moment. In the movie, Buddy pours what he thinks is syrup into his coffee, but it actually turns out to be liquor! Rookie mistake.

4. Bojack Horseman, “Christmas Special”

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Bojack Horseman is a pretty drunk horse year round, but in the “Christmas Special” episode, he takes nonsobriety to a whole new level. The episode features the cartoon stallion drinking while watching an old Christmas special from his TV show, Horsin’ Around. By the end of the episode, a bottle of scotch and several cans of beer can be seen strewn around Bojack and his roommate, Todd. Talk about a drinking game.

5. Amanda Woods, The Holiday

One of the most beloved romantic comedies of the season, The Holiday is more than just sappy moments. At one point in the film, Amanda Woods (played by Cameron Diaz) drinks a little too much red wine by herself and belts out all of the words to “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. What a way to spend a night!

6. Willie, Bad Santa

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Easily the most memorable boozy Christmas character is Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa. A con man/mall Santa, Willie shows up to work plastered and destroys half of the North Pole display. He then passes out after peeing all over his big red suit. Looks like this Santa is definitely on the naughty list.

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