Snuggling under a blanket with some hot cocoa and watching Christmas movies is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season.
Some of them are bound to come to mind when you do. Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and Elf.
Some holiday films are so bad that they are on the naughty list.
1. Santa With Muscles.
It’s a movie that no one asked for.
It stars a pro wrestler as an evil millionaire who gets amnesia and thinks he’s Santa. The only positive thing about it is that it has a young actress in it.
It’s so bad that it’s funny.
2. Star Wars Holiday Special.
It doesn’t mean that a franchise should make a Christmas special.
In this cringe-worthy film, Han Solo and Chewbacca go through a lot of trials to return to their homeland to celebrate Life Day.
It was so bad that even Lucas himself wasn’t a fan of the movie.
“The special from 1978 really didn’t have much to do with us, you know,” he said in a 2015 interview.
“We let them use the characters and stuff and that probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but you learn from those experiences.”
3. Home Alone 3.
I’m tempted to give this one a pass since it’s one I’ve seen multiple times and it stars a young girl.
Christmas fans can’t get past the attempt to make more money out of Home Alone.
4. A Christmas Story 2.
When will the movies give a hint? You can’t touch a classic. That is what A Christmas Story is about.
In the second one, a fifteen-year-old is trying to get a sweet car, but he damages it because of his bad luck.
5. Jingle All the Way 2.
There is a reason Will Ferrell didn’t want to do Elf 2. He didn’t want to ruin the first one. Despite being offered $29 million, this was even.
He told The Guardian, “I remember asking myself: could I withstand the criticism when it’s bad.”
But the movie clearly missed the memo.
The plot was the same as the first, but there was no magic.
6. The Christmas Candle.
The holiday film had good intentions, but they failed.
The mix of holiday spirit felt forced and awkward. It’s already a pretty cynical movie.
7. A Christmas Carol.
Jim Carrey’s career was hit by this film.
The movie stayed loyal to the story of Scrooge being visited by a ghost, but it was overshadowed by all the new graphics Disney was trying to show off.
8. Deck the Halls.
The movie starring Danny and Matthew didn’t light up the screen.
The plot was about a man trying to make his Christmas lights bright enough to see from space. Broderick was an angry neighbor.
9. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.
Talk about name grabbing.
The Madea franchise is very successful, but this one missed the mark. You couldn’t help but laugh at the unrealistic nature of most of the scenes.
10. Christmas With the Kranks.
Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis were not able to save the film.
There are too many awkward scenes in the show, like when the priest stares at the woman in a bikini at the tanning salon.
11. The Santa Clause 3.
The first two movies were amazing, but the third felt like a major cash grab.
They clearly ran out of ideas. Santa has to protect the North Pole from Jack Frost.
12. The Family Stone.
If you want a Christmas movie that doesn’t feature traditional warmth, this is it.
It stars some big names, but not even they can save it.
The family is mean to the new girlfriend who is being taken home for Christmas.
Rachel McAdams’s character is unlikeable.
In the end, the characters end up with different boyfriends.
13. Jack Frost.
A man is turning into a snowman. I need to say more. Surprisingly, it stars Michael Keaton as the lead.
It has some nice moments, but let’s not forget about the animated versions.
14. Four Christmas.
There are four main reasons why this movie was not good. The couple, played by Reese and Vince, was selfish.
Is it possible to lie to your family about your Christmas plans every year?
Also, there was absolutely no chemistry between the two.
It was hard to take them seriously.
It was missing a lot of humor and the standard warmth of holiday films.
15. Fred Claus.
That’s 2 for 2 on Vince Vaughn and Christmas movies.
He played Santa’s older brother in this one. It ruined the idea of him paying off his debt by working at the North Pole.