We can all rattle off the canon of classic Christmas movies, the ones you'll watch over and over. But what if you're in the mood for something absolutely awful, but wonderfully campy? We've come up with the five worst Christmas movies to enjoy with your loved ones.
Santa Conquers the Martians
Running time: 1h 21min
The plot: Martians kidnap Santa and bring him to Mars. He, in turn, brings Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. Chances are that you won't run across this charmless and downright bizarre 1964 movie in your local video store -- but if you ever do, run far, far away.
The Santa Clause
Running time: 1h 37min
Let's start with the premise: A divorced, toy-company executive accidentally kills Santa and has to take his place. Kills Santa. Those two words should not be in the same sentence. Plus, it stars Tim Allen -- so it can't even be redeemed by a good actor who rises above the material. Although this 1994 film is meant to be a family movie, you can find much better ones for the holidays.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Running time: 1h 26min
Toward the end of Home Improvement's run, Jonathan Taylor Thomas made this movie to try to save a waning career. The thin plot line is chock full of Christmas cliches. And don't even get us started on the extremely awkward kiss between JTT and costar Jessica Biel.
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman
Running time: 1h 31min
The mutant killer snowman is back, and he's mad. So mad, in fact, this snowball possessed by a serial killer follows his vanquisher to a tropical island, covers it in snow and goes on a rampage. The only thing better than the plot holes is the title of this movie.
The Nutcracker 3D
Running time: 1h 20min
It's The Nutcracker with no ballet...and in 3D. Need we say more? The only reason to watch this movie is to give context to the hilarious comments about it on Rotten Tomatoes.
All five of these movies are true stinkers. But if you're looking for some really good movies to watch with your family, you can check out our favorite holiday chick flicksthe best 2017 family movies for the holiday season.