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The Worst Christmas Movies  

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The absolute worst Christmas movies ever made, ranked from the most popular to the least, based on the votes of the Ranker community. This list features Christmas movies that bombed in the reviews, many of which are very popular titles.What are the absolute worst Christmas movies ever made?

Though many Christmas films are holiday season classics, they aren't on this list. The only films on this list are movies about Christmas, that are also absolutely terrible. Some are sequels of good films (Home Alone 3) and some star actors who found incredible success elsewhere in their acting careers, but not when it came to holiday films (Affleck and Gandolfini in Surviving Christmas).

This list includes other terrible Christmas titles such as Jingle All the Way, Ernest Saves Christmas, Jack Frost, Fred Claus, and Scrooged. Vote up the most horribly awful Christmas movies below, or add one you absolutely can't stand if it isn't already listed.
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Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kelly Preston
Jack Frost is a 1998 Christmas comedy fantasy drama film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. Keaton stars as the title character who comes back to life as a snowman. Three of Frank ...more
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CalebDavid added Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever Aubrey Plaza
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Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig
The Nativity Story is a 2006 epic biblical drama film based on the nativity of Jesus starring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Filming began on May 1, 2006, in Matera, Italy, and ...more
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José Elías Moreno, Amando Arriola, Jose Luis Aguirre
When Lucifer sends a demon to ruin Christmas by killing Santa, the jolly gift-giver joins forces with his trusted ally, Merlin the Wizard. Together, they set out to stop the wicked demon from ...more
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WarrenMitchell added Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams
Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. It is the third film in the Friday series, and the sequel to the 2000 film Next Friday. As of ...more
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Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin
Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 American slasher film produced by Ira R Barmak, written by Michael Hickey, directed by Charles E. Sellier, Jr. and starring Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan ...more
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Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart
Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Christopher Maquette. The plot ...more
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ScarTron added The Magic Christmas Tree Willard W. Willingham, Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei, Chris Kroesen
The Magic Christmas Tree is a Christmas-themed fantasy-adventure film about a boy who uses a magic ring to bring a Christmas tree to life. The tree then grants the boy three wishes.
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Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Broderick
Deck the Halls is a 2006 American family comedy film set during the Christmas season in Massachusetts. It stars Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, and Kristin Chenoweth and is ...more
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Santa's Christmas Elf (Named C... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Christmas Movies
AJMDrake added Santa's Christmas Elf (Named Calvin) Dorothy Brown Green

Calvin the elf is always getting into mischief. One Christmas Eve, Calvin stows away on Santa's sleigh and winds up in the possession of a little girl named Kim. Her brothers kidnap him, putting him aboard a remote-controlled toy airplane. Santa travels incognito in order to rescue Calvin, and return him to the North Pole.

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Hercules Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Christmas Movies
Taylor Kozak added Hercules Saves Christmas Hercules Rossi, Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, George Maguire
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Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey
Fred Claus is a 2007 American Christmas comedy film directed by David Dobkin, written by Dan Fogelman and Jessie Nelson, and starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti. The film was released on ...more
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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch
All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The ...more
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Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki
Prancer is a 1989 family film starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman and Rebecca Harrell and was directed by John D. Hancock. It is set in Three Oaks, Michigan, where town exteriors were filmed. ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn
Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more
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Jessica Biel, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Gary Cole
I'll Be Home for Christmas is a 1998 Christmas family comedy film. It stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon, Sean O'Bryan, and Andrew Lauer.
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Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney
Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the third film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and chronicles ...more
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Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman
Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and ...more
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen
Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, ...more
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Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard
This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more
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Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More
Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic 1843 story, A Christmas Carol. It was filmed in London between January and May 1970 and directed by Ronald Neame, and ...more
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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen
The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed ...more
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Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates
Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more