The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Christmas Movies Ever
I did Holiday Horror the other day, so this is similar... just a different brand of horror. This list is from the guys over at Film School Rejects. FSR is a really fascinating site, by the way - it's not too difficult to lose a couple of hours there. Oh, and I promise, this is my last holiday movie post! At least until I can start posting about romances for Valentine's Day. And I kind of hate romances, so that probably won't happen. I digress.
10. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. My friends and I went through a phase a couple of summers ago where we got together once a week to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies, but alas, this one never made the list. I might have to add it to the Netflix queue for the season, though.
9. The Nativity Story, the 2006 version with Keisha Castle-Hughes. I haven't seen this one, so I can't vouch for its awfulness. Anyone?
8. Fred Claus. Really? Was it that bad? I mean, I'm not a huge Vince Vaughn fan, but I imagine that with him and Paul Giamatti, it must have had an amusing moment or two.
7. Miracle on 34th Street. Whoa, I know what you're thinking - "WHAT?!" But it's OK - they mean the 1994 remake. And they have a point - why do they keep remaking such a great classic?
6. The Santa Clause 2. I belong to a movie club (which is stupid in and of itself, I realize) and accidentally forgot to mail in the card that declines the order for the month. I ended up with the box set: Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3. My husband was horrified. As was I.
5. Christmas with the Kranks. When was the last time Tim Allen was in a good movie?
4. Deck the Halls. I remember thinking this was a horrible idea when the trailers came out a couple of years ago - Danny DeVito vs. Matthew Broderick in a Christmas Light Spectacular showdown. Look, no one is going to do over-the-top Christmas lights like Clark W. Griswold, so I don't even see the point in making an entire movie that will fail to live up to Clark punching Santa Claus in the face and karate chopping Rudolph's antlers.
3. Black Christmas, which I mentioned in the horror movie post. Film School Rejects specifies that it's the 2006 version that they hated, despite gratuitous nudity.
2. The Santa Clause 3. This picture of Martin Short kind of gives me the chills. No pun intended (he's playing Jack Frost).
1. Surviving Christmas. I admit, I've seen that one. Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini. I'm not saying it's cinematic genius, but I feel like it's definitely more worthwhile than The Santa Clause 3.
What do you guys think? What other movies should Film School Rejects have included? They only considered flicks that were specifically about Christmas, so they don't include movies such as Gremlins, which merely happened to take place during the holiday season. Leave your most-hated holiday movies in the comments!