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Tis the season of watching some terrible Christmas movies. Right? We’ve all done it. You put on a holiday film expecting the Christmas spirit filled with joy and laughter but are duped into a holiday disaster. After polling the internet, here are the top ten worst Christmas movies of all time.
10. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)
One user stated, “I can’t believe no one is mentioning Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, but the unholy abomination of filth should stay dead. The title song could also go for the worst Christmas song.” Another added, “Even though it is a childhood favorite Christmas Special, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is pretty bad.”
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Another suggested, “I’m going to go with Jim Carrey’s the Grinch. It’s way too mean-spirited and has a dark tone throughout, including adult jokes. Like, is it for kids? I don’t fully understand what Ron Howard was going for here. It’s meta, cruel, and one of the worst Christmas gifts and movies of all time.”
8. Elf (2003)
“I absolutely can’t stand Elf. Incredibly, a character could be written in a way to infuriate me on a molecular level. So in that sense, it deserves an Emmy. And it’s 100% down to Will Ferrell screaming like a literal man-child and being possibly the least likable protagonist in the film.”
7. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” another replied. “The polar bear being a guy in a cheap felt costume is impressive. I love how even in the MST3K treatment, the gang doesn’t want to riff at first. Instead, they crack up and shake their heads in disbelief.”
6. The Polar Express (2004)
“The Polar Express. Tom Hanks’ voice is too distinctive for him to be playing multiple roles, first off. Also, the kid on the train is annoying, and the animation is creepy and dated. The movie has no soul. It’s a zombie of a Christmas movie,” one suggested.
5. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
“It’s an easy target, but The Star Wars Holiday Special. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube,” another answered. “Before I saw it, I thought, “how could this be so bad? It has Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, etc.”
“Well, it mostly stars Chewbacca’s family, who speaks in his grunt-growl language with NO SUBTITLES the entire time. They mostly watch videos of Jefferson Starship and weird cooking specials with a chef with four arms. I’ve made it sound far better than it is. Chewbacca’s son looks like an ugly Ewok.”
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure (2003)
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure is terrible,” replied one. Another informed us, “Today I learned there was a Christmas Vacation 2.”
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3. Deck the Halls (2006)
The worst one I’ve personally seen is Deck the Halls. Matthew Broderick vs. Danny DeVito. The movie had no redeeming qualities. It’s as if someone took the silly annual Christmas decorations gags from Home Improvement and made it a full-length film while removing any charm or humor,” shared one.
“I will never forget this movie for being terrible. It makes Home Alone 3 seem like a masterpiece in comparison.” Another added, “The scene where they’re salivating at the female dancers in Santa’s costumes and then realize they’re their daughters is so weird and out of place.
2. Saving Christmas (2014)
Someone stated, “It’s Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas by a landslide. Reindeer droppings are more palatable. If I remember correctly, it was mostly two hours of Kirk Cameron describing how the birth of Jesus relates to the commercial part of Christmas.”
“All I can say for sure was that the movie was terrible, and the message – whatever it was – was idiotic. After someone joked about needing to see it to believe it, another replied, “It’s your funeral, my friend.”
1. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Finally, someone stated, “Christmas with the Kranks is a touching tale of conformity and adhering to rigid peer pressure and societal norms. No, this time and season don’t belong to you.”
“It belongs to everyone around you that you have ongoing obligations to entertain and please and meet every demand, even if they’re just someone in your neighborhood.”
“Do you want to get away and go on vacation? Forget you, heathen. So you go to the supermarket and fight a woman to the death for canned ham. One can only describe this town’s obsession with Christmas as cult-like.”
What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or is a terrible Christmas film missing from this top ten list? This article was inspired by the internet and did not necessarily reflect the views of Motherhood Life Balance.
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