Posted by: ckckred | December 22, 2012

What’s Your Least Favorite Christmas Movie?

Well, the Mayans were wrong (who would have guessed it?), and I celebrated by watching Mulholland Drive last night (my review will come up later this week). Anyway, I won’t be able to post much within the next few days, so my question post will be up today.

Since it’s the Christmas season, everyone talking about some of their favorite holiday movies like A Christmas StoryIt’s A Wonderful Life, and Elf (Die Hard is not a Christmas movie).  But my question today will be the opposite: what’s your least favorite Christmas movie.

I’ll start off by saying the one that I think is the worst: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny.  Last year I declared that Santa Clause Conquers The Martians was, but that was before I saw this enormous mess.  I don’t think any of you have heard of it before, but basically Santa is accidentally stranded in Florida and is saved by a guy in a giant rabbit suit.  You can buy the RiffTrax version of their website or Amazon (the commentary is the best way to watch it).  See a bit of it below:

But since Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is enjoyably bad, I would have to say How The Grinch Stole Christmas is my least favorite (there’s a difference in my least favorite and what I consider to be the worst).  I like the original story by Dr. Seuss, I like the animated short, I like director Ron Howard, and I like Jim Carrey.  That makes me a perfect candidate, right?  Wrong.  Watching this was a painful experience and was oddly very creepy.  It still is a lot better than the adaptation of The Cat in the Hat.

But what would you pick?

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  1. “CHRISTMAS VACATION 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure” Is Likely The Very VERY Worst Xmas Movie Ever Made. But I Still Own It, As It’s So Absolutely Terrible It’s Almost Priceless. So Goes The Holiday Season, Eh?! hehehehe

    • I remember seeing only a little bit of it and really, really hated it. I’m a fan of the original, and this was a big disappointment (though I guess it was a bad idea to start with it). Thanks for commenting.

  2. Definitely How the Grinch Stole Christmas. How it went from a brilliant animated film into a very bloated feature-length action film is beyond me. At least it wasn’t the abomination that was The Cat in the Hat.

    • Yeah, and plus didn’t the Whos look really weird? It’s a book better suited for an animated adaptation than a live-action one.

      But it’s Citizen Kane compared to The Cat in the Hat. Oh, now that’s bringing back painful memories. Thanks for commenting.

  3. To this day, I still don’t quite understand Mulholland Drive. I’ve seen it twice and both times I’m like, “what does it mean?!?” So, hopefully you can shed some light on this subject.

    Miracle on 34th Street. I don’t know why, but I just can’t get into it. It could be because I consider Die Hard as a Christmas. I might have one of those black hearts or something. LOL

    • I really loved Mulholland Drive but I didn’t understand much about the ending.

      Yeah, I feel the same way about Miracle in 34th Street. I’ve never liked it as much as everyone else. Thanks for commenting,

  4. Jingle All the Way. Ahnold terminates the holiday spirit. Sinbad helps.

    • Oh, I forgot about Jingle All The Way. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think that might be my choice as well. Thanks for commenting.

  5. So, I nominated you for my Versatile Blogger Award (http://cinenematoblog.com/2012/12/23/the-versatile-blogger-award-from-written-in-blood/).

    Take a look and then pick your poison, if you want a go at it. Cheers!

  6. Santa Paws….I almost jammed icicles into my eyeballs just to make it stop.

    • Oh, I saw a trailer for it and it made me want to gag.

  7. Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Oh yes it is ;)

    I havent actually seen too many bad xmas movies, I dont watch many of them but tend to like them since this time of year is my favourite. So standards are much lower than normal :)

    • It’s been a while since I last saw Die Hard, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a Christmas film since it just takes place during Christmas. I do usually watch it around this time of the year though and it is a great movie.

      I usually try to stick to the classics but sometimes I do see some bad ones just because I’m in the Christmas mood. Thanks for commenting.

  8. I haven’t seen many bad ones, although I am sure there are many :D

    • Yeah, though I do try to avoid the Hallmark and Lifetime ones.

      • My mum watches those, terrible! haha :D

  9. I just watch The Grinch sort of in the periphery, as we were sitting around visiting and the movie was on the TV in the background. But even from that experience I was able to sense the horribleness of that adaptation. Good call.

    For myself, my least favourite is that stupid animated Rudolph cartoon. Utterly horrible.

    • I saw it in theaters and remember sort of enjoying but when I watched it again I hated it. Jim Carrey was just so creepy in that role and not in a good way.

      I’ve never been a particular fan of Rudolph, and I agree with you that animated version was bad. Thanks for commenting.


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