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

There are some holiday movies worth an annual rewatch—this isn't one of them.

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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.

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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

ernest saves christmas movie still
Buena Vista Pictures

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)

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Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 33 percent

28
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

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

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 32 percent

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27
Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978)

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20th Century Fox Television

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 27 percent

26
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)

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Lifetime

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
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 25 percent

24
Bad Santa 2 (2016)

billy bob thornton and christina hendricks
Broad Green Pictures

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
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 23 percent

22
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

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Embassy Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 23 percent

21
The Christmas Candle (2013)

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EchoLight Studios

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 21 percent

20
Fred Claus (2007)

paul giamatti and vince vaughn movie still
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 21 percent

19
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)

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Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

18
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)

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ABC

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

17
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

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TriStar Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

16
Santa Buddies (2009)

dogs with reindeer noses
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

15
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1980)

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Telepictures Corporation

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 20 percent

14
Love the Coopers (2015)

olivia wilde in love the coopers still
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 18 percent

13
Saving Santa (2013)

santa and elf animated movie
The Weinstein Company

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 17 percent

12
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

tim allen in santa clause 3
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 17 percent

11
Jingle All the Way (1996)

arnold schwarzenegger in jingle all the way
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 15 percent

10
Merry Christmas (2013)

young black woman with blue hair
Fern Films

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

9
Black Christmas (2006)

katie cassidy and michelle trachtenberg in black christmas still
Dimension Films

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

8
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

joel mchale and young child movie still
Phase 4 Films

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 14 percent

7
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

belle and chip in animated movie
Walt Disney Television Animation

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 13 percent

6
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

animated christmas carol movie
Metro-Goldyn-Mayer

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 13 percent

5
Surviving Christmas (2004)

ben affleck and christina applegate in surviving christmas still
DreamWorks Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 7 percent

4
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

tim allen in christmas with the kranks
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 5 percent

3
All I Want For Christmas (1991)

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Paramount Pictures

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
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Score: 0 percent

1
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

patrick swayze and kids in christmas in wonderland still
Yari Film Group

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.

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