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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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carlybobarly added Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane
Saving Christmas (also known as Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas) is a 2014 American faith-based Christmas comedy film directed by Darren Doane. His annual Christmas party faltering thanks to his ...more
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WarrenMitchell added Daniel Stern, Stacey Travis, Garry Chalk
A Christmas Story 2 is a 2012 film directed by Brian Levant and starring Braeden Lemasters. The movie is a sequel to the 1983 & 1994 films A Christmas Story & My Summer Story ...more
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Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer, Bill O'Reilly
An American Carol is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Zucker and starring Kevin Farley. In some other countries the film is known as Big Fat Important Movie. Presented from a ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes
Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. It is the third film in the Home Alone series and the first not to feature actor Macaulay Culkin, director ...more
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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison, Christina Applegate
Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara. Despite being a Christmas movie, ...more
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Jay Ripley, Shay Garner, Pat Morrell
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is a 1972 children's fantasy film made by R. Winer to frame Barry Mahon's Childhood Productions films for a Christmas release. The threadbare plot concerns Santa ...more
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Deanna Lund, Dan Haggerty, D.L. Walker
Elves is a 1989 American horror film directed by Jeffrey Mandel and starring Dan Haggerty, Deanna Lund and Ken Carpenter.
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WarrenMitchell added Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup
This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. ...more
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Connie Sellecca, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is a 2001 film based on the classic holiday song of the same name. The movie's tagline was "Christmas is coming, and Santa's a dirty rat." I Saw Mommy ...more
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Pia Zadora, Bill McCutcheon, Ned Wertimer
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is a 1964 science fiction comedy film that regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made. It is regularly featured in the "bottom 100" list ...more
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Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Michael Gambon
A Christmas Carol is a 2001 British live action/animated film based on Charles Dickens's classic novella. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, the film features the voices of numerous actors including ...more
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WarrenMitchell added John Cleese, Tom Arnold, Dee Bradley Baker
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure is a 2011 comedy film written by Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere and directed by John Putch.
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke
A Friggin' Christmas Miracle is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Tristram Shapeero and written by Phil Johnston. The film stars Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Joel McHale, Wendi ...more
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Shannen Doherty, Ty Olsson, David Lewis
Christmas Caper is an ABC Family Original Movie. It aired on November 25, 2007 on ABC Family as part of their 25 Days of Christmas. The film stars Shannen Doherty, Ty Olsson, Sonya Salomaa and ...more
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Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo
Nothing Like the Holidays is a 2008 film about a Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in Chicago facing what may be their last Christmas together. It is directed by Alfredo De ...more
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Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart
Mixed Nuts is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982 French comedy film, Le Père Noël est une ordure. Co-written by Ephron and her sister ...more
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Rossano Brazzi, Mischa Auer, Valentino Macchi
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't is a 1966 film that stars Rossano Brazzi and Paul Tripp, and was originally released by Childhood Productions Inc. On television, the movie had traditional ...more
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Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway, George Wendt
Santa Buddies is a 2009 direct to video film. It is the fourth installment of the Air Buddies spin-off series as well as the ninth film in the Air Bud franchise. It was released on November 2,
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John McCallum, Chips Rafferty, Nicky Yardley
Bush Christmas is a 1947 Australian–British comedy film directed by Ralph Smart and starring Chips Rafferty. It was one of the first movies from Children's Entertainment Films, later the ...more
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James Caan, Fran Drescher, Bill Goldberg
Santa's Slay is a 2005 Christmas black comedy horror film that stars former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus. The movie was written and directed by David Steiman, a former ...more
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Tara Buckman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Linnea Quigley
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 slasher film written and directed by Lee Harry, and co-written by Joseph H. Earle. It is the sequel to 1984's Silent Night, Deadly Night, and was ...more
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Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Terrence Howard
The Perfect Holiday is a 2007 family comedy film starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Terrence Howard and is produced by Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah, who also ...more
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Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Black Christmas is a 2006 Canadian-American slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July is a 90-minute crossover television film by Rankin Bass filmed in stop-motion animation in the style of its 1964 Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...more
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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