Kal Penn will put his job as an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement on hold to return and film the third installment of the “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” franchise in “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.”

Yes! Everyone’s favorite stoner duos (John Cho) will return and reunite for a franchise’s third appearance after having retired from acting to pursue a career more politically conscious . Filming for Harold & Kumar 3 will begin this summer with New Line mulling over a director to hire and seriously considering filming it in 3D.

As many have guessed from the title, it will be a holiday movie. And it’s set for either a 2011 or a 2012 release. Which means you can bet the good o’ boys will be toking it up with Santa and some of his disgruntled elfs very soon.

Source: Deadline