25 Worst Christmas Movies Of All Time

Santa. With. Muscles.

Cabin Fever Entertainment

There's a special circle of Hell reserved for the sub-daytime-TV-movie dirge of treacly holiday movies that get pumped out both on TV and in cinemas a round this time of year.

They're not big, they're not clever and in most cases they are the equivalent of force-feeding yourself sickly Christmas chocolates several hours after you've already passed the dangerous point-of-no-return on Diabetes Highway.

By which I mean they're both an awful and entirely necessary part of the festive period, a poison pill you choose to swallow every year as you sit down with loved ones to graze on excessive quantities of food and drink.

Incidentally, Bad Santa 2 missed out on this list by the absolute skin of its teeth, but it deserves a kicking too, because it is utter tosh.

To get you right in the festive spirit, here are the 25 worst Christmas movies of all time...

25. Fred Claus (2007)

Warner Bros.

The fact this movie exists is itself incredibly baffling. A $100 million holiday movie starring the heavyweight cast of Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey, Kathy Bates and Elizabeth Banks, Fred Claus summarily wastes all its talent amid a sappy narrative that can't make good on its admittedly not-terrible premise.

Ultimately the concept of Santa (Giamatti) having a douchebag brother (Vaughn) is wasted because Vaughn is actively annoying in the role, and there are way too many silly sight gags in order to appeal to a young audience.

With a lower budget and an R-rating, this could've been really interesting, but instead its only saving grace is that Giamatti makes for a pretty decent Santa.


Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes). General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.