Special Report

The Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Entertainment One

5. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 5.1/10 (6,266 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 21% (2,748 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 14% (21 reviews)
> Directed by: Tristram Shapeero

“A Merry Friggin’ Christmas” is a black comedy about an estranged father who accidentally left all his son’s gifts hours away. Boyd Mitchler must race home and back before the sun rises to keep the magic of Christmas alive for his child. Along the way he runs into all sorts of problems and antics. The film’s ensemble cast, including Robin Williams, wasn’t even enough to carry the script and Entertainment Weekly said it “squanders a cast of actors usually able to elevate weak material.”

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4. Deck the Halls (2006)
> IMDb user rating: 5.0/10 (24,202 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 30% (55,755 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 6% (85 reviews)
> Directed by: John Whitesell

Suburban dad Steve is all about Christmas decorations and takes pride in being the best on the block. However, new neighbor Danny (played by Danny DeVito) arrives and plans to light his house up so brightly with decorations that it can be seen from space. Steve refuses to be outdone and things rapidly escalate. Empire Magazine sums it up saying “got any kids who’ve been naughty this year? Here’s their present.”

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3. Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 4.4/10 (28,647 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 29% (185,890 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (25 reviews)
> Directed by: Tom Ropelewski

One of the two movies on this list to achieve a 0% critic score from Rotten Tomatoes, “Look Who’s Talking Now” is impressively bad. The pet comedy features Danny DeVito as a mutt and Diane Keaton as poodle who are constantly at odds though their humans cannot hear them. One critic said “The Look Who’s Talking series comes to a close with this absolutely terrible entry…”

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2. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
> IMDb user rating: 2.7/10 (11,426 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 27% (6,028 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 22% (23 reviews)
> Directed by: Nicholas Webster

The 1960s film sees Martians kidnap Santa Claus to help cheer up Martian children who have fallen into a miasma of depravity thanks to pop culture television shows from Earth. However, two Earthling children are also accidentally brought to the red planet, complicating the scheme. Time Out called it a “hilariously bad stab at sci-fi.”

Source: Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

1. Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 1.4/10 (15,548 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 30% (22,154 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (19 reviews)
> Directed by: Darren Doane

“Saving Christmas” is a faith-based Christmas comedy that is considered by many to be one of the worst films ever made. Real-life Evangelist Kirk Cameron plays a fictionalized version of himself that insists that consumerism around the holiday is one of the best ways to worship higher powers. Cameron claims that the film has received poor reviews thanks to a conspiracy by ‘haters,’ ‘pagans,’ and other atheists. RogerEbert.com wrote: “Perhaps the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony.”

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