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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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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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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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Surviving Christmas 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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One Magic Christmas Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Harnois, Sarah Polley
One Magic Christmas is a 1985 American Christmas fantasy film directed by Phillip Borsos. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton. It was shot ...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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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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Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway, George Wendt
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WarrenMitchell added Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke
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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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Christmas Carol: The Movie 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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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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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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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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James Caan, Fran Drescher, Bill Goldberg
Santa's Slay is a 2005 Canadian-American Christmas slasher comedy film that stars professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus. The film was written and directed by David Steiman, a former ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart
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Rossano Brazzi, Mischa Auer, Valentino Macchi
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Jack Frost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Christmas Movies
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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