Special Report

The Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

10. Home Alone 3 (1997)
> IMDb user rating: 4.5/10 (110,516 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 27% (448,984 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 29% (24 reviews)
> Directed by: Raja Gosnell

In the third installment of the franchise our hero gets caught up in the world of international espionage and terrorism. Criminals try to smuggle a stolen missile-cloaking microchip through airport security in a remote-control car. However, a luggage mix-up means 8-year-old Alex Pruitt receives the car as a present. The spies quickly pursue the adolescent trickster.

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

9. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 5.4/10 (45,624 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 38% (95,822 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 5% (134 reviews)
> Directed by: Joe Roth

Based on the novel “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham, “Christmas with the Kranks” is about a family who decides to skip Christmas because their daughter isn’t coming home for the holidays. They decide to head to the Caribbean on a cruise instead but their decision not to decorate their house irks the entire neighborhood. Common Sense Media simply called it an “unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.”

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

8. Black Christmas (2006)
> IMDb user rating: 4.6/10 (26,122 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 38% (137,956 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 15% (65 reviews)
> Directed by: Glen Morgan

The 2006 edition of “Black Christmas” is also a loose remake of the 1974 Canadian film but is considered even worse than the 2019 one. The 2006 movie gives a bit more back story on the vicious killer. He was severely abused as a child and eventually murdered his mother and her lover on Christmas many years before. Now he has escaped from a mental institution and heads for the sorority house that used to be his childhood home.

Source: Courtesy of Ascot Entertainment Group

7. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
> IMDb user rating: 3.8/10 (6,790 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 28% (6,713 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 29% (7 reviews)
> Directed by: Lee Harry

The second move in a three-part series, “Part 2” is a violent slasher that’s told mainly through flashbacks of an 18-year-old locked up for a murder spree. Ricky first tells the story of his brother’s murder spree and then of his own after his trauma went untreated and led him to punishing “naughty” people around the holiday season.

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

6. Surviving Christmas (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 5.4/10 (23,716 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 29% (28,515 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 7% (115 reviews)
> Directed by: Mike Mitchell

“Surviving Christmas” is a romantic comedy about a man who just wants a family for the holidays. Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) is a wealthy executive who has no close relatives but still decides to travel to his childhood home for Christmas. There he meets a new couple that have moved in and makes them a proposition. He will pay them to pretend to be his parents and make him feel loved. Things are complicated when their actual daughter comes home.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.