Spending Christmas in good sport is something that we all look upon. The lighting, decorations, gifts and scrumptious food during our favorite holiday season are the key elements to have a sight of, but Christmas is not just reduced to pretty lighting sequences and unpacking gifts, spending time with loved ones, watching a good film with them also counts as a thing that is unmissable for sure and you obviously wouldn’t want to ruin your night watching a bad movie.
What could be a better way to celebrate this loving festival in the cold, breezy nights of December than lounging in a bed with your favorite treats? Speaking from a personal preference, there is nothing more fun than watching a good Christmas movie or even going for a movie marathon, which definitely adds charm to the many aspects of festivities.
Well, good Christmas films are hard to find. Not that there are some fewer of them, but they definitely overshadowed. Christmas films, considering their content, can instantly lighten or ruin your mood. So, beware of choosing one for a successful film night with friends and family on the wonderful eve of Christmas.
Now don’t start sweating over which movie you should not watch because, for that, we have got your back. Note down these movies to discard because surely, nobody likes to dull up the spark of a good Christmas night with a dull and boring film. In short, here is the list of the worst Christmas films that you would definitely not like to watch.
List of the Worst Christmas Movies Ever Made:
1. Home Alone 3 (1997)
- Directed by: Raja Gosnell
- Written by: John Hughes
- Cast: Alex D. Linz, Haviland Morris
- Genre: Crime, Comedy
- Release date: December 12, 1997
- IMDb Ratings: 4.5/10
About Home Alone 3:
It is not always a good idea to just go on and on with a classic that turned out to be great. Macaulay Culkin‘s Home Alone was a perfect blend of a holiday-ish environment with the innocence and adventures of a child left home alone. Now adding a forceful aspect of Christmas and letting a kid home alone with some snob cobs is not always the best idea to produce a good Christmas film.
This bland sequel just fails to give its viewers the feels and thrills that they expected. Neither the critics nor the viewers enjoyed this cringe-fest of overly dramatic scenes, amateur dialogues and pathetic acting. If you still want to give this movie a try, you can rent or buy it on YouTube.
2. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
- Directed by: Joe Roth
- Written by: Chris Columbus
- Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, M. Emmet Walsh
- Genre: Christmas Comedy
- Release date: November 24, 2004
- IMDb Ratings: 5.4/10
Christmas with the Kranks is a “kranky” film deprived of the most important element in a film- element. The plot is a headache with forced humor, making you cringe hard after watching. You would want to bang your head after watching this movie with no logic.
Christmas with the Kranks Plot:
It revolves around the Kranks, who decidedly ditch the norms of Christmas and head on a trip instead; not pleased with this decision, their “Christmas enthusiast” neighbors come up with plans to annoy them. The movie could extinguish your Christmas spirit and is one of the many terrible Christmas films out there.
3. Black Christmas (2019)
- Directed by: Sophia Takal
- Written by: Sophia Takal, April Wolfe
- Cast: Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes
- Genre: Thriller, Horror
- Release date: December 13, 2019
- IMDb Ratings: 3.5/10
About Black Christmas:
Your Christmas eve could really lose some color after watching black Christmas. The movie remake does an injustice to the 1974 original in many ways. Turn off your Christmas lights and head to bed after watching this no-brainer film with unnecessary jump scares because there would be nothing left to do anymore.
The acting is pathetic, and the direction fails to hit the viewers right in the feels. The movie is a bland remake of a classic where a group of clueless girls don’t know what they are doing.
4. Saving Christmas (2014)
- Directed by: Darren Doane
- Written by: Darren Doane, Cheston Hervey
- Cast: Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane, Bridgette Ridenour, David Shannon
- Genre: Comedy, Religion
- Release Date: November 14, 2014
- IMDb Rating: 1.3/10
About Saving Christmas:
The worst film you could ever watch during Christmas is this film which would not fail to disappoint you with its forced acting with every second passing. This box office bomb, Saving Christmas is boring, and a major buzz kill for Christmas that miserably fails to convey the message lying deep within its premises, portraying a grumpy Cameron telling the other side of Christmas.
The inclusion of religion in Christmas is understandable, but the concept could turn into a disaster if not executed well, and Saving Christmas exactly shows that.
5. Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
- Directed by: Alex Zamm
- Written by: Stephen Mazur
- Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Santino Marella, Brian Stepanek, Kennedi Clements, Kirsten Robek
- Genre: Christmas Comedy
- Release Date: December 2, 2014
- IMDb Rating: 3.8/10
About Jingle All the Way 2:
Christmas sequels are not generally the best that you would want to binge-watch on Christmas eve. Take this movie, for example, which is a downgrade addition to the original Jingle All the Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story of the movie is just not okay; two dads are competing for the love of their little girl.
The movie tries hard to compete with the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer original but completely intertwists the essence of the story. Love cannot be gained through rivalry, and its wrong portrayal could definitely ruin a perfect holiday with family.
6. Mixed Nuts (1994)
- Directed by: Nora Ephron
- Written by: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron
- Cast: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis
- Genre: Dark Comedy
- Release Date: December 21, 1994
- IMDb Ratings: 5.4/10
About Mixed Nuts:
Mixed Nuts could even make you go nuts with its silly plotline and not-so-impactful dialogues. Steve Martin acts as a “lifesaver,” but his own life is about to be wrecked up when things get messed up on Christmas eve.
The film has so many elements which do not seem right; the plot is cluttered, and such hustles and bustles simply do not fit okay into Christmas festivities. You can give a shot to the movie if you’re a thick skin, but this havoc-creating movie is not for everyone.
7. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
- Directed by: Lee Harry
- Written by: Lee Harry
- Cast: Eric Freeman, James L. Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller
- Genre: Horror, Slasher
- Release Date: April 10, 1987
- IMDb Ratings: 3.8/10
About Silent Night, Deadly Night 2:
The film tries hard to create a thrill in your Christmas film marathon but fails. The young boy Ricky of the first film of the franchise is now a grown-up indulging in a cringe narration of his story of becoming a murderer. The first half of the movie just makes you sit idle and revisit the previous movie in a very boring manner.
After that, the plot of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 is nothing but a senseless continual with scenes that gets you off guard. The movie is unable to provoke spookiness in viewers, and hence, a film that a sane person could avoid enjoying on a good Christmas.
1. What is considered the worst Christmas film of all time?
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas is considered the worst film of all time, which was a huge disappointment for all the Christmas enthusiasts having high hopes for the holiday season.
2. What is the most Christmassy film ever?
For a proper binge-watch experience, the entire franchise of A Christmas Prince is a must-watch to get all the Christmassy feels that you want.