Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "The pot smoking duo of Harold & Kumar is back in a Christmas extravaganza for the ages. The two bring their usual batch of immature stoner jokes we’ve all learned to adore from their previous films in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Of course, it’s not a Harold & Kumar film without the legendary Neil Patrick Harris, who makes an epic appearance that keeps you laughing at a consistent rate. The film also takes advantage of the latest 3D craze, which seemed dead and useless until they got their hands on it. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is a continuation of the first two films, keeping the humor the same, but adding some 3D Christmas fun to the mix."