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The Worst Christmas Movies

Updated December 25, 2019 12.5k votes 1.1k voters 19.3k views55 items

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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    Saving Christmas
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    Saving Christmas

    Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane

    Released2014

    Directed byDarren Doane

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    Surviving Christmas
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    Surviving Christmas

    Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Mitchell

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    A Christmas Story 2
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    A Christmas Story 2

    Daniel Stern, Stacey Travis

    Released2012

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    Black Christmas
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    80

    Black Christmas

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert

    Released2006

    Directed byGlen Morgan

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    Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
    121
    55

    Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

    John Cleese, Tom Arnold

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Putch

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    Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
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    51

    Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

    Jay Ripley, Shay Garner

    Released1972

    Directed byBarry Mahon

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    Santa Buddies
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    Santa Buddies

    Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Vince

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    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    Pia Zadora, Bill McCutcheon

    Released1964

    Directed byNicholas Webster

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    Home Alone 3
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    Home Alone 3

    Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith

    Released1997

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    An American Carol
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    An American Carol

    Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    This Christmas
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    This Christmas

    Chris Brown, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

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    One Magic Christmas
    127
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    One Magic Christmas

    Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Harnois

    Released1985

    Directed byPhillip Borsos

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    Elves
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    52

    Elves

    Deanna Lund, Dan Haggerty

    Released1989

    Directed byJeffrey Mandel

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    Mixed Nuts
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    Mixed Nuts

    Adam Sandler, Steve Martin

    Released1994

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
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    52

    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

    Connie Sellecca, Cole Sprouse

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Shepphird

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  • 16
    A Merry Friggin' Christmas
    91
    49

    A Merry Friggin' Christmas

    Joel McHale, Lauren Graham

    Released2014

    Directed byTristram Shapeero

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    Jack Frost
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    Jack Frost

    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1998

    Directed byTroy Miller

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    Christmas Caper
    92
    36

    Christmas Caper

    Shannen Doherty, Ty Olsson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Winkler

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    Christmas Carol: The Movie
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    59

    Christmas Carol: The Movie

    Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage

    Released2001

    Directed byJimmy T. Murakami

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    Nothing like the Holidays
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    36

    Nothing like the Holidays

    Debra Messing, Alfred Molina

    Released2008

    Directed byAlfredo De Villa

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    Fred Claus
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    Fred Claus

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

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    Just Friends
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    Just Friends

    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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    I'll Be Home for Christmas
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    I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Jessica Biel, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Released1998

    Directed byArlene Sanford

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    Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
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    33

    Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

    Aubrey Plaza

    Directed byTim Hill

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    Bush Christmas
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    29

    Bush Christmas

    John McCallum, Chips Rafferty

    Released1947

    Directed byRalph Smart

    Bush Christmas is a 1947 Australian–British comedy film directed by Ralph Smart and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button