100 Worst Christmas Movies

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    • Bandit1

      Nov 28th 2011, 9:02

      I found "Love Actually" pretty fun. Ok, I really didn't care about the story with Liam Neeson's Brat. But the episode with Colin Firth was quite nice...but it's Bill Nighy who saves this movie...he was, as usual, great! "Serendipity" (John Corbett's music scenes are hilarious) is a heart-warmer...yes it's cheesy...it's unrealistic, but also heart-warming...and aren't X-Mas movies allowed to be like that?....or isn't that even the point? And "Trapped In Paradise"?? Jon Lovitz alone is already gold in that movie (or Cage's expression when he learns about the "news" when the family is telling him that the bank got robbed). "Fred Claus" was alright too...especially every scene with Giamatti in...(even though Vaughn almost ruined the movie). "The Grinch" is pretty much a modern classic....(it's because I'm green isn't it!!??). "Jingle All The Way" is definitely a guilty pleasure. And I seem the be the only person on the planet who actually liked "Christmas with the Kranks".

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    • FBCDickson

      Nov 28th 2011, 10:25

      I really enjoy Love Actually. I think all the plots work, some poignant, some funny and some just really feel-good. It works on all levels!

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    • thanerosse

      Nov 28th 2011, 14:57

      I agree with Bandit1 and FBCd***son, Love Actually might be very slushy and sentimental but isn't that what you want from a Christmas film? It's become a Christmas classic with my family, and besides, everyone's mum loves it! I also agree with FBCd***son about the Grinch, I loved it when I first saw it and I still think it's pretty funny, and I don't know any children who don't love it too. I think a lot of people who don't like it are nostalgic for the original cartoon, but maybe I'm too young to appreciate that, I never saw it before I saw the live action version, the animation is rubbish and the whole thing seems very dated to me. Yes, I went there. Also, Rent is hardly a Christmas film, but apart from that I've seen it both on stage and on screen and I do actually prefer the film (although purists might disagree with me) as it cuts some of the weirder parts of it (e.g. the weird orgy song in the middle) and tones down the operatic aspect of it (which I didn't find worked that well). It's not everyone's cup of tea because of the bohemian themes, but it's not a bad film by a long shot. On a completely different end of the spectrum, Jingle All the Way is a terrible terrible film, but I still watch it every Christmas because it's so bad it's good. How can a film which features Arnie screaming the line "PUT THAT COOKIE DOWN!" not be awesome?

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    • Tarantino3011

      Nov 28th 2011, 15:42

      HOLD ON A MOMENT!! I REALLY LIKED LOVE ACTUALLY!!!!!!! ITS AN EXCELENT MOVIE!!!!

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    • Tomevo95

      Nov 28th 2011, 15:58

      I actually liked some of the movies on this list namely Just Friends, The santa clause 3 (its not the best but its ok), Jingle all the way and as a massive Jim Carrey fan, I love The Grinch. Also, from what I've seen of Love Actually, I thought it was pretty good

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    • lonea

      Nov 28th 2011, 16:29

      Wow, how could you put Love Actually and The Grinch on this list? They should be on the list of greatest Christmas movies. These two are films that really gets you into the Christmas mood, which is exactly what a great Christmas movie should do!

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    • JordanGC

      Nov 28th 2011, 19:29

      Love Actually is a great movie! What are ya thinkin'?!

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    • StevePotter

      Nov 28th 2011, 19:31

      Another way to make RENT less miserable? Don't watch it.

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    • JordanGC

      Nov 28th 2011, 19:33

      AND I love the Family Stone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!!

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    • MormonMovieGuy

      Nov 28th 2011, 21:03

      Gotta say, The Nativty Story, Serendipity, Polar Express, and Love Actually are all very good.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 28th 2011, 21:17

      Jon Lovitz is as about as funny as blue waffles and (if not previously mentioned) Santa Claus: The Movie was a barrel of bum gravy. That is all.

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    • FBALourim

      Nov 28th 2011, 22:34

      they may all fall in love but over half of them dont get a happy ending. the married couple gets seperated, the guy is in love with his best friend, the woman has to choice her brother over the man of her dreams. so im not quite sure how the entirety of this film makes you gag but if you say so.

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    • FBALourim

      Nov 28th 2011, 22:36

      and you insulted the holiday? wow.... im uh just going to disregard this entire list completely. especially because over half of these films are great. sorry.

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    • DanRose

      Nov 30th 2011, 16:25

      Love Actually is very good? Love Actually is fun? I really liked Love Actually?? Have I just stumbled onto a Women's Weekly website? It's no Die Hard, which is the best Christmas film of all time.

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    • writerdave87

      Nov 30th 2011, 17:54

      Agreed Dan, this comments page needs a good dose of man the f**k up :p but joking aside, I think Love Actually being on this list is genuinely unfair...

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      Dec 1st 2011, 3:15

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    • WayneT23

      Dec 2nd 2011, 11:09

      Just to point ut..Love actually , every actor in Britain ....some americans ...And .Liam Neeson....An Irish Man,

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    • WayneT23

      Dec 2nd 2011, 11:11

      Also The Grinch was pretty damn good, Carey was great in the role.

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    • Dalekbuster523

      Dec 2nd 2011, 19:09

      I like "The polar express".That one's a great film and does not deserve a place on this list.Jack Frost is good too.Is this done by a real life Ebeneezer Scrooge?

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    • Igrayne

      Dec 4th 2011, 18:28

      Love Actually was one of the worst films of all time, the only film I asked for my money back at the end of which I was forced to stay for. A collection of c**p actors and Liam Neeson playing out a whole pile of different cheesy awful plots yeah that sounds great. The prats who liked that film are the reason it has not been condemed.

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    • FBJBottomley

      Dec 8th 2011, 0:05

      The Grinch is not a bad Christmas film at all, Jingle All the Way is cheesy as hell but not bad at Christmas.

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    • larab83

      Dec 8th 2012, 17:25

      I'm going to assume the person who made this list is jaded and also must hate older movies with heart. It happened on 5th avenue and pocketful of miracles might be a little cheesy but they have a wonderful optimism to them and they are filled with great character actors in both films. I don't know about you but I would rather watch these classic Christmas movies over any of the trite c**p they put out now.I would love to know what is the criteria for you guys to consider these movies "bad", since many on your list might have mellon collie stories but all of them have a good positive ending and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. by the way Prancer is a very cute movie as well and santa claus conquers the martians is a cult classic!! This list sucks!

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    • poon03

      Dec 21st 2012, 8:25

      wait... wasn't love actually in TF's top Xmas films list????

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    • craigmustdie

      Dec 21st 2012, 9:19

      How on earth could you miss out Christmas with a capital C? Fools!

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    • Stuie182

      Dec 21st 2012, 14:30

      Agree with Surviving Christmas being number one. Awful, awful movie. But shouldn't Bad Santa be number two? The fact it's not even on this list boggles my mind. It was terrible... Oh and The Grinch, Love Actually and Serendipity are all great movies. As most of the other comments confirm. = )

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    • Stuie182

      Dec 21st 2012, 14:32

      (I quite like The Ice Harvest and Reindeer Games as well. But Shhh, don't tell anyone. It may damage my credibility.)

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 21st 2012, 14:40

      I...uh..quite like ... The Family man, its something of a guilty pleasure. Urgh, not hating a Brett Ratner film is painful!

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    • Igrayne

      Dec 21st 2012, 15:37

      At last ackwoledgement that Love Actually is a pile of c**p, stop defending it girls.

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    • NerdTronJJ

      Dec 21st 2012, 21:51

      This might be the only list you guys have every made where I disagreed with EVERY movie on this list some aren't even Christmas movies

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 22nd 2012, 10:02

      No-one is defending Love Actually, it is commonly known as cinematic arsss gravy.

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    • nicholasaldous

      Dec 22nd 2012, 12:31

      Eight Crazy Nights i s an all round treat to watch! its a festive Adam Sandler animated special, what isn't there to like?

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Dec 24th 2012, 10:34

      They really hat love actually don't they. I liked it and it has a 7.8 on imdb

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    • hermes16

      Dec 28th 2012, 14:09

      Good list, although The Grinch, Jack Frost and Jingle All the Way don't deserve to be on there.

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    • dazever

      Dec 31st 2012, 11:29

      I love Prancer and its actually one of my favourite Christmas movies. It doesn't rely on any fancy special effects as most of these movies bit simply a sweet little story with charm. The moment at the end of the movie where the father reads Jessica the Christmas poem in bed (as her dead mother used to) is heart wrenching. Ps also love , Love Actually!

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    • greatmovies12

      Jan 31st 2013, 22:38

      I hate Love Actually and saw it on the recommedation of the morons on this board. Last time I ever listen to you. The OP is right - c**p actually.

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    • ash333

      Dec 9th 2013, 10:07

      I like The Family Man. It retains a decent Christmas message and co-stars Jeremy Piven. Why didn't you put The Christmas Candle in the list? You just gave it one star

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    • Jareth64

      Dec 9th 2013, 11:58

      Well TotalFIlm seemed to have changed their mind since this article: features/50-best-christmas-movies - They stuck it 50th in their 4th December 2013 Best Christmas Movies list.

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    • FBJBottomley

      Dec 9th 2013, 12:23

      I was with you (mostly) until The Grinch and Jingle All the Way, both are fabulous Christmas films. On my list every year to watch. In fact a recent poll put them both in the Top 50 Christmas films ever made!

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    • kinanswer

      Dec 9th 2013, 13:28

      I liked The Polar Express :(

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    • fuzzydunlop1

      Dec 9th 2013, 19:01

      Sorry, but 'Love Actually' IS awful. The bad far outweighs the good.

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    • DravenCage

      Dec 9th 2013, 19:24

      @poon03 - Love Actually was on the Top Christmas Films list, but as that was a different writer to this article, I don't see the issue.

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    • nostrebornod

      Dec 10th 2013, 16:39

      @poon03 and @DravenCage - Yes "Love, Actually" and also "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" were both on the top 50 best list and the top 100 worst list. However, they were both authored by Simon Kinnear. Just more inconsistencies we can see with Total Film.

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    • stuartpittaway

      Dec 11th 2013, 4:34

      Die Hard 2 should be in there. Evin within the context of action or Christmas movies, it's eye-stabbingly moronic.

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    • ash333

      Dec 11th 2013, 9:44

      Come on, it's Christmas.. There's too much to hate in this world without starting on Die Hard 2..

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    • FBYBrown

      Dec 18th 2013, 3:05

      I thought "Friday After Next" was a lot funnier than "Next Friday," but NOTHING can top "Friday."

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