10 Worst Christmas Movies Ever
22nd December, 2021
Warner Bros. Pictures
Entertaining yet somewhat cringe-worthy Christmas movies? Yes, they exist. Check out 10 such movies to watch with your loved ones this Yuletide season! The holiday season is here, and with that comes mugs of hot chocolate, eggnog, family and friends gatherings, gifts, home-cooked meals, and some festive yet cringey Christmas movies that are an absolute must-watch. We all have our guilty pleasures, and watching bad Christmas movies definitely counts as one! Especially when you’re off work, at home in your PJs, and eating delicious after-dinner pudding. Here are some of our picks to add to your Christmas movies list.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Another Jim Carrey movie that's an adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge that you probably read in school. While most of the storyline is somewhat known, the audience expected the on-screen animated adaptation to be a bit more captivating than how it was reviewed. It still does make the cut to the "movies-so-bad-they-are-good" list for a lazy, weekend holiday afternoon.
If you’re wondering why this is on the list, it’s because the premise occurs around the holiday season. So while there is no Christmas story behind it, you'll surely get the family love and drama that the Christmas season brings. Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, and Zoey Deutch, this holiday flick is hearty, funny, and joyful. While the movie is about nothing new, Cranston's and Franco's father-vs-fiance chemistry is good to watch!
Who wouldn’t want four Christmases! Well, clearly not Kate (Reese Witherspoon) and Brad (Vince Vaughn). In this romantic comedy, Witherspoon and Vaughn end up spending Christmas Day with both of their divorced parents, and the drama that ensues is somewhat of a trainwreck. Directed by Seth Gordon, you can expect some slapstick humor throughout the film; however, it seems like even with four Christmas dinners, the joyful emotion is absent.
A bunch of unchaperoned kids are stuck at an airport due to an unexpected blizzard on Christmas Eve. What can happen next? Making the most of their snowed-in situation, these five kids bring Christmas to the airport in all kinds of impish ways. Directed by Paul Feig, this movie is all kinds of kiddish, of course, as the title suggests, and makes for a light-hearted comedy.
Christmas with the Kranks
Directed by Joe Roth, this somewhat Christmas movie may give you a few good laughs. Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis), the Kranks, are ready to skip the Christmas celebration after their daughter decides to join the Peace Corps. As they consider a cruise vacation, their Christmas-obsessed neighbors revolt! Much dire chaos ensues what seems like a protest against conformity.
Drew (Ben Affleck), a lonely millionaire, travels to his childhood home and pays the couple who lives there (James Gandolfini and Catherine O’Hara) to play the role of his parents as he tries to experience a joyful Christmas. If you’ve seen Ben Affleck in his serious characters, you wouldn’t be surprised to know why he sticks to those. His comedy, while well-tried, is tasteless and doesn’t quite get enough laughs from the audience.
New Year’s Eve
Now you’d think a movie starring some of the finest celebrities in Hollywood ought to be somewhat of a blockbuster, right? With this movie, not necessarily. The story, although with some warm-heartedness, seems too clichéd, and maybe one that didn’t require the many famous faces. Watching the New Yorkers and their stories intertwine as the year ends turns into a bore quicker than you think.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
Tyler Perry’s 17th film, A Madea Christmas, has the unmistakable, unique Perry humor to it. Being a Christmas movie, it also has some subtle messaging about love and acceptance of all, giving it that seasonal warmth. However, according to critics, the film wasn’t Perry’s best work, and it seemed like it was a rush job. The film was directed, written, and played by Perry, marking it as a big project for him.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch and directed by Ron Howard, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is probably one of the least liked Christmas movies. This is probably due to the fact that the movie could be perceived as a bit dark and violent in some scenes. However, Carrey’s "Grinch" lightens that mood up. If you are a fan of his kind of humor, this may be a weekend watch this season.