This Is the Worst Christmas Movie of All Time, According to Critics

This Is the Worst Christmas Movie of All Time, According to Critics

Sarah Crow
·3 min read

Whether you find yourself tearing up at the end of It's a Wonderful Life or getting butterflies when Mark tells Juliet, "To me, you are perfect" in Love Actually, everyone's got a holiday movie they relish the opportunity to re-watch every year. However, for every holiday movie that becomes a classic, there's one so rotten it's amazing it even got made.

Using Rotten Tomatoes data from critics and audiences, we've identified the most hated holiday movie ever. Before you ruin your annual holiday movie marathon with a film the whole group will be itching to turn off, read on to discover the holiday movie so bad critics call it "dreadful" and say it "kills Christmas." And if you want something actually worth watching, This Is the Single Most Popular Holiday Movie of All Time, Survey Says.

30

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

ernest saves christmas movie still
ernest saves christmas movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 36 percent

And if you're looking for some great movies to queue up after the holidays, check out The Single Best Movie of the 21st Century, According to Critics.

29

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

christmas prince the royal baby still
christmas prince the royal baby still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 33 percent

28

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

bad moms christmas still with mila kunis kristen bell and kathryn hahn
bad moms christmas still with mila kunis kristen bell and kathryn hahn

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 32 percent

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27

Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978)

princess leia c3po star wars christmas
princess leia c3po star wars christmas

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 27 percent

26

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)

man holding grumpy cat movie still
man holding grumpy cat movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 27 percent

And while you're re-watching your holiday favorites, check out these Famous Actors You Didn't Realize Were in Hallmark Christmas Movies.

25

Four Christmases (2008)

reese witherspoon and vince vaughn in four christmases
reese witherspoon and vince vaughn in four christmases

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 25 percent

24

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

billy bob thornton and christina hendricks
billy bob thornton and christina hendricks

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 24 percent

And for more movies worth skipping, check out The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics.

23

I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

jonathan taylor thomas jessica biel i'll be home for christmas still
jonathan taylor thomas jessica biel i'll be home for christmas still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 23 percent

22

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

santa claus conquers the martians still
santa claus conquers the martians still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 23 percent

21

The Christmas Candle (2013)

the christmas candle still
the christmas candle still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 21 percent

20

Fred Claus (2007)

paul giamatti and vince vaughn movie still
paul giamatti and vince vaughn movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 21 percent

19

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)

tyler perry a madea christmas still
tyler perry a madea christmas still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

18

Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)

pinocchio christmas movie still
pinocchio christmas movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

17

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

santa claus the movie still
santa claus the movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

16

Santa Buddies (2009)

dogs with reindeer noses
dogs with reindeer noses

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

15

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1980)

snowmen in hot air balloon basket
snowmen in hot air balloon basket

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

14

Love the Coopers (2015)

olivia wilde in love the coopers still
olivia wilde in love the coopers still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 18 percent

13

Saving Santa (2013)

santa and elf animated movie
santa and elf animated movie

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 17 percent

12

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

tim allen in santa clause 3
tim allen in santa clause 3

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 17 percent

11

Jingle All the Way (1996)

arnold schwarzenegger in jingle all the way
arnold schwarzenegger in jingle all the way

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 15 percent

10

Merry Christmas (2013)

young black woman with blue hair
young black woman with blue hair

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

9

Black Christmas (2006)

katie cassidy and michelle trachtenberg in black christmas still
katie cassidy and michelle trachtenberg in black christmas still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

8

A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

joel mchale and young child movie still
joel mchale and young child movie still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

7

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

belle and chip in animated movie
belle and chip in animated movie

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 13 percent

6

Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

animated christmas carol movie
animated christmas carol movie

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 13 percent

5

Surviving Christmas (2004)

ben affleck and christina applegate in surviving christmas still
ben affleck and christina applegate in surviving christmas still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 7 percent

4

Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

tim allen in christmas with the kranks
tim allen in christmas with the kranks

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 5 percent

3

All I Want For Christmas (1991)

all i want for christmas still
all i want for christmas still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 0 percent

2

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014)

kirk cameron in front of fireplace in christmas clothing in saving christmas
kirk cameron in front of fireplace in christmas clothing in saving christmas

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 0 percent

1

Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

patrick swayze and kids in christmas in wonderland still
patrick swayze and kids in christmas in wonderland still

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 0 percent

And or more movies that got no love from critics, These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.